Santo Li Vecchi
In 1992 Santo Li Vecchi decided to capitalize on his passion for love and food. Along with his former partner he re-opened the Pastificio Pratese, a renowed Tuscan Company for the production of gnocchi.
From that day he focused on finding newer and better ways to create their products, with only only two distractions: animation and karaoke. Later, he would realize a very important dream when he welcomed his wife Angela and sons Gianluca and Tommaso into the Essedi Pasta Srl company.
The new company is able to combine tradition and innovation by guaranteeing excellent quality standards even in industrial production.
Angela, the youngest of a large family and famous amongst family and friends for her cooking and the searching for typical flavors of the territory.
She follows her husband on all his adventures, from his motorcycle outings to karaoke and has always been responsible for stock in Essedi Pasta Srl.
Gianluca Li Vecchi
Gianluca Li Vecchi, born in 1992, is an athlete who loves sports, particularly swimming as he is one of the most prominent national para-Olympic swimmers. Despite his hemiparesis, he knows no limits, whether in sport or in business.
In 2011 he was appointed Sales Manager, where he falls in love with cooking and production of potato gnocchi. In his spare time he can be found training and coaching a football team of disabled children, who are part of the wonderful association ASD Quartotempo Firenze.
Tommaso Li Vecchi
Manager of Quality Control
Tommaso Li Vecchi, born in 1997, obtained a diploma in Financial, Administration and Marketing in 2016. In the company, he monitors and ensures that the quality of potato gnocchi reflects the characteristics and principles of the brand Lo Gnocco.
He plays football at the amateur level. This passion was passed down by his brother Gianluca, who was unable to pursue his dream of being a football player after being stricken with hemiparesis, but sees in him the determination which both brothers now bring to the family business.