Food supplies

In 1982, the guarantee provided by our catering service was given a name: Central Food, our central food purchase centre and logistics platform that also provides meat processing, quality control and research and development services.

Central Food has also established itself in the market, which has recognised its ability to select and provide advice and service that comes with the experience of over 50 years in catering, gaining the trust of hundreds of customers, including large retailers.

Branded Products

Pellegrini Academy has designed and produced a complete line of products branded Arcangeli that every day are appreciated by our chefs and rewarded by the market for their quality characteristics and yield. These products have earned the quality label “Consigliato da ASSIC” from the "Associazione per la Sicurezza Nutrizionale in Cucina".

Selection and

A range of 2,500 products that have been rigorously selected, tracked and managed with a state-of-the-art IT system and subjected to strict controls: inspections, chemical and microbiological analyses and organoleptic checks, both internally and in certified laboratories.

Our central food structure

On 29 April 2015, the CENTRO STUDI GRANDE MILANO awarded the "Grandi Guglie della Grande Milano” to Ernesto Pellegrini.

This important award is given to a person or entity in different sectors in recognition of their outstanding contribution to enhance the economic, scientific, social and cultural fabric of the city of Milan.

The “Grand Guglie” award:
is given to a person or entity in different sectors who stand out for their efforts to enhance the economic, scientific, social and cultural fabric of the city of Milan.

The award was given to Ernesto Pellegrini for the following reasons:
He is the precursor of collective catering
The tireless entrepreneur who has made ethics his hallmark
The unforgettable president of Inter Milan who led them to great European victories
The enlightened entrepreneur who is careful to share his good fortune with the most fragile part of humanity
An exemplary citizen of Milan "with his heart on his sleeve”, who never stopped thinking about Ruben and transformed him into a symbol of nourishment and comfort for those in need.

Guided Tours

Each year the Central Food headquarters in Peschiera Borromeo is visited by dozens of schoolchildren, university students, customers and industry experts. Come and visit us! It is the best way to get to know us.


At our headquarters in Peschiera Borromeo, for example, we have installed 9,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and to respect the environment even further, we treat our waste water with activated biological sludge, not chemicals.

processing industry

We select quality meats, which we process and cut into customised portions also based on fixed size and weight, we pack them using the most advanced systems (including skin packaging), and we supply them to our restaurants and large retailers under the brand name Gran Taglio.

Research and development

Pellegrini is engaged in a specific research and development project with the goal of creating products and solutions that focus on the health and wellbeing of its users.