FAQ

Storage

1Can you freeze pasta?
Yes. Some of our pasta packages can be frozen and are labelled with "Product is suitable for freezing before cooking”. Some of our packs do not recommend freezing after cooking. Our pasta has a ‘use by’ date or 'best before' date and should either be frozen or consumed by this date. It is recommended to keep pasta refrigerated below 5⁰C.
2Can I store leftover pasta in the refrigerator after cooking?
It is recommended to consume pasta immediately once opened.

Preparation

1How do I cook pasta?
Our pasta cooking instructions can vary per variety. We recommend preparing the pasta as per the cooking instructions specified on pack.
2How can I prevent pasta from sticking together?
We recommend bringing water to a boil and adding salt to the boiling water, followed by adding the pasta. Reduce water to a gentle boil stirring pasta frequently. Ensure you follow instructions on pack and that you don’t over cook the pasta. Try not to separate pasta that may be stuck together, stir frequently and allow the pasta to naturally separate in the water.
3Is there a way to prevent filled pasta from falling apart?
To prevent filled pasta falling apart, it is important to keep water at a gentle boil, enough to see some bubbles around the pasta. Continue to stir gently and avoid overcooking the pasta.
4Cooking instructions for our Grand Italian Tuscan Finest Pasta products.
In a large saucepan, bring 3-4 litres of salted water to a boil. Ensure you reduce heat to a gentle boil, before gently adding pasta to water. Do not separate pasta pieces before cooking or as you gently place pasta pieces in water. Cook for 4-5 mins, ensuring you gently stir pasta only once. Pasta pieces will separate in water as they gently cook. Scoop pasta out gently and partner with your favourite sauce or one of Grand Italian Tuscan Finest delicious pasta sauces.

Product

1Is your pasta fully cooked?
Some of our pasta is pre cooked/par cooked. This is a process whereby pasta is partially cooked which can be finished or reheated later. This is commonly used in the restaurant industry to provide convenience and provide speed of preparation.
2Does 7 Chefs sell any Gluten Free products?
Gluten Free products are not currently available.
3Are your products Halal Certified?
7 Chefs is not Halal certified.
4Where are your products sold?
7 Chefs products are made available for purchase Australia wide at a number of major supermarkets, deli’s and specialty stores. For product availability please contact 1800 202 410, email info@7chefs.com.au or visit our website at www.7chefs.com.au
5Where is your pasta made?
7 Chefs operates from an expansive contemporary production facility in Fawkner, Victoria. As a proudly Australian owned and operated business, we source our fresh ingredients locally wherever possible.
6What do I need to do if I wish to sell your products?
If you would like to sell any of our products, please contact our sales team on 1800 202 410, email info@7chefs.com.au or visit our website at www.7chefs.com.au
7Is it possible to purchase your pasta or sauces from the factory?
Unfortunately, our products cannot be purchased directly from our factory, however our products are available from a number of supermarkets and conveniences stores around Australia.
8Is your pasta pasteurised?
Yes. All our pasta is pasteurised to ensure it is maintained fresh and safe to consume across its shelf life.
9What is durum wheat?
Durum wheat is a spring wheat variety that is typically ground into semolina and used to make pasta. It is a more dense flour than common flour and has the benefits of a higher protein content and gluten strength.
10Where can I find nutritional and ingredient information on your products?
All nutritional and ingredient information can be found on the back of our packs. Allergens are highlighted on the back of our pack to ensure consumers are aware of any allergen risks they may be sensitive to.
11Do any of your products contain Palm Oil?
We do not generally use any ingredients that contain Palm Oil. Regardless, our Quality team have systems and checks in place to ensure that, if any ingredient is to contain Palm Oil, they are responsibly sourced with no risk to deforestation or wildlife.
12Do any of your products contain Genetically Modified Material?
No. All our products are free from Genetically Modified Materials.

Recyclability

1Is our packaging recyclable?
Yes. All Grand Italian packaging is recyclable. Below is information on materials used and how you can recycle our packaging. Grand Italian Tuscan Finest Pastas: Tray (1 – PET Recyclable in your curb-side bin). Film (5 – Polypropylene Return to store to recycle). Label (5 – Polypropylene Recyclable in your curb-side bin). Grand Italian Tuscan Finest Sauces: Tub (5 – Polypropylene Recyclable in your curb-side bin). Film (5 – Polypropylene Return to store to recycle). Lid (5 – Polypropylene Recyclable in your curb-side bin). Sleeve (21 – Cardboard Curbside Recycle). Grand Italian Gnocchi: Bag (4 – LDPE Return to store to recycle).