Each of Shelly La Fata’s handcrafted artisanal Italian delicacies requires focus, discipline, and the freshest of ingredients. The lines of customers for her creations don’t lie; something magical is happening when Shelly and her Pasta La Fata team visit the market.
Shelly’s last name, La Fata, Italian for ‘The Fairy,’ sums up the experience she creates at the market. She comes prepared with something for everyone by offering 10 varieties of ravioli, lasagna, and cannelloni in a variety of sizes.
While channeling the artistry and productivity of past and present Italian grandmothers, Shelly and her professional production team often think about Shelly’s own Sicilian grandmother, Josephine La Fata, and the grandmothers of Italy who have cultivated this cuisine. “There are as many ways to make pasta as there are grandmothers in Italy. Keeping with tradition is very important. Grandmothers love the people they're cooking for, and so do we.”
During the week, Shelly and her team put in long hours. From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. she rarely slows down. She can’t. "When I see lines, it makes me more ambitious. We will meet the demand and prepare as much food as possible so everyone can go home with pasta.”