To make tarte flambée specialities, every single production step needs to be aimed at one thing: premium quality
Outstanding taste and consistent quality is what sets us apart from the rest, whether we’re making 5 tarte flambées or 5,000 – and you can tell with every bite. To make sure it stays that way, we employ comprehensive quality and innovation standards that cover our proprietary production method as well as packaging, storage and the entire purchasing process. Speaking of purchasing: we select our raw materials with care and a holistic view. At Gusto Palatino, we only list certified suppliers that we have audited ourselves.
Our fully-automated production method is unparalleled throughout the world
Quality and quantity equals satisfaction, and that’s what counts for our customers. Our two production locations operate completely independently of one another, allowing us to establish and assure consistent delivery reliability, aided by our fully-automated manufacture process that is as close to hand-made as you can get. However, the machines that make this procedure possible are not available on the market; that’s why we construct our own technology. To secure and develop this know-how, we have created our own technology company. With excellent results: in Hauenstein, we produce a daily capacity of up to 200,000 tarte flambée bases, using equipment that is unique worldwide.
When it comes to production, we don’t leave anything up to chance. Our processes are run in accordance with precisely defined parameters: our cutters, for example, cut the dough precisely to specified shapes and sizes. For our ready-made frozen tarte flambées, we use fully-automated cream dosing to spread our tarte flambée cream as thinly as possible. We also use fully-automated processes in packaging, flash freezing and storage, with precisely defined parameters that we monitor conscientiously. Consistent quality guaranteed.
At Gusto Palatino, quality assurance starts before production – with the choice of our raw materials
Premium quality from the start – that is our promise to our customers. That’s why we maintain close, personal contact to our suppliers, and examine raw materials and processes at their place of origin, whether that means on a field or in a dairy. We know all there is to know about our raw materials and their characteristics. Take our grain, for example, which is ground in regional mills using traditional craft methods in accordance with specific requirements. As a result, our ingredients meet the precise needs of our special manufacturing methods.
When purchasing our raw materials, we make sure we keep our delivery routes as short as possible. This enables us to keep in close contact with our suppliers whilst ensuring fresher foods and an immediate, positive impact on our environment. When it comes to food safety, we use the International Food Standard IFS and are audited regularly so that our compliance with this standard can be certified. Every production step is conscientiously recorded and monitored, from the mixing of the dough to the packaging of the tartes in a controlled atmosphere. When storing our products, we take the utmost care to maintain the cooling chain.
Our packaging provides perfect protection, and can be equipped with your individual label on request
When our products leaven Hauenstein, they often face an arduous journey and need to endure transport, storage and cooling without damages or quality losses. To ensure perfect protection, we cooperate with professional manufacturers of packaging materials. This guarantees that our packaging is airtight and moisture-proof whilst ensuring that the bases do not stick together when taken out of their packaging.
We also have high standards when it comes to print quality, as we offer customised, individual labels for our packaging, according to customer specifications and requests. At Gusto Palatino, our packaging logistics are also fully-automated. Our fresh bases and ready-made frozen tarte flambées are packaged in accordance with the highest hygiene standards. In the course of this, we conscientiously monitor and check each step of the process to ensure our products are delivered to you in the best condition.