Drake’s Fresh Pasta Co. High Point, N.C., offers a full line of restaurant-quality grab-and-go meals under its Parla Pasta brand. Made with only the finest, freshest ingredients — nothing artificial — and no preservatives, the collection includes nine family-size meals in dual ovenable/microwaveable trays. Meat Lasagna, Vegetable Lasagna, Cheese Lasagna and Italian Sausage Tortellini are offered in 38-ounce trays; Manicotti, Chicken Florentine, Chicken Cannelloni, and Eggplant Parmesan come in 28-ounce trays; and Chicken Parmesan is available in 20-ounce trays. All are packed nine to a case. SRPs are $10.50 to $13.00. The company also offers Meat Lasagna in 6.5-pound trays (four per case) with a $20 SRP. All nine entrees are also available for private label.
The 2023 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) Show welcomed a record 1,600 attendees from every sector of the industry. More than 5,000 business