When you focus on just one product like we do, you soon know it inside and out
Our success story started in 2006. Back then, three visionaries founded Gusto Palatino GmbH & Co. KG in Hauenstein in the Südwestpfalz district of Germany. They shared a love of authentic, Alsation culinary delights, and above all a passion for tarte flambées. As suppliers in the catering industry, they had previously gathered a wealth of experience and knowledge, which they focused on this single speciality.
Their aim: to create the prefect tarte flambée base using highly automated production methods. Realising this plan took long years of experimenting, testing and aligning technology and preparation, not to mention their search for the best ingredients. Today, Gusto Palatino uses cutting-edge methods to produce unique, high-quality tarte flambée specialities. Our two locations are situated close to Alsace and the French Border, with an annual capacity of 30 million tarte flambées and bases – exclusively for resellers and professional customers.
A tarte flambée is more than just an Alsation tradition: it’s a success story with global market potential
When we think about Alsace, the first things that come to mind are good wines, good company, and crisp, freshly-baked tarte flambées straight off the serving board. What started as a rustic snack enjoyed by Alsations as they baked bread together soon conquered wine festivals before finally making its way into restaurants, as tarte flambées are easy to make and extremely tasty – whether served as street food, as a snack or as the speciality of an entire catering business.
The Alsation joie de vivre attracts visitors from around the world, and tarte flambées are a slice of pure, unadulterated Alsace. The tarte’s continuing popularity proves its huge market potential. At Gusto Palatino, we recognised this potential at an early stage and are specialised in the production, development and sale of authentic, Alsation tarte flambée products.
Thanks to cutting-edge technology, our tarte flambée products meet the requirements of large-scale consumers
To develop the full potential of tarte flambées for large-scale consumers, we first had to adapt our production to the requirements of modern catering and retail. To put it differently: high quantities demand a high level of high-tech. This also means consistently maintaining extremely high standards, just as we do when it comes to our ingredients. We believe this is the only way to guarantee authentic taste, premium convenience quality and absolute hygiene.
We have developed our own recipes and production processes, fine-tuning them for years to perfect a manufacturing method that is as close to traditional preparation by hand as you can possibly get. But for us, that’s still not enough. Today, we continue to work on new, innovative methods to provide our customers a quality they can rely on across all levels of convenience, from chilled fresh foods to our quick and easy frozen offers.
Our team’s combination of know-how and vision makes us the global benchmark for tarte flambées
Every production area has its own requirements. That’s why we feel it is important to draw a clear line between core competences such as product development, technology, production and sales, whilst at the same time embedding them in an interdisciplinary and complementary structure. For this to work, the continuous qualification, training and development of our current employees and the training of new professionals is a central corporate strategy.
When it comes to our services in the fields of product and concept development as well as to trainings and expertise building, we also believe in close cooperations between our team and our customers. Our developers and strategists are always on hand, as are our in-house seminar chefs at convenient locations, such as our Competence Center and our proprietary catering establishments. Our Gusto Palatino team has already established a presence as a producer and supplier throughout Europe, supporting you with our extensive sales expertise. In international expansions, our experts build on our close cooperations with long-standing partners that have the appropriate know-how and corresponding reputation on the respective markets.