Our Story
Our Story
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The origin of Aston Lucas Gourmet began in the region of Abruzzo in central Italy. When Finuccio (or Fino as he was affectionately known) arrived in Melbourne in 1955 he decided to take what he’d learnt from his mother’s passion for home cooking and start a small catering business.

Fino specialised in traditional Italian cuisine, catering for private functions such as weddings, many of which were held at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

During this time Fino created his secret homemade pasta sauce. When his son, Renzo, joined the family business, Fino passed this family secret down to Renzo who has been lovingly making his father’s recipe ever since.

Enter 2020, when an opportunity came about to fill a gap in the ready-to-eat meals market. Renzo & Sam took that opportunity and created the Aston Lucas Gourmet. 

Business owners, Renzo and Sam kept the Italian classics – Lasagne, Eggplant Parmigiana, Cannelloni Spinach & Ricotta and Gnocchi Bolognese but also created a delicious gluten friendly and plant-based range including Gnocchi pesto and Gnocchi primavera. 

Aston Lucas Gourmet was a roaring success! But they didn’t stop there. The demand for a variety of locally made, quality ready-to-eat meals was high so the team got to work creating a selection of Gourmet-to-go meals including fresh deli sandwiches, wraps, and divine desserts. Sam and Renzo decided to house the Artisan Pasta range along with the new products being developed under the name Aston Lucas Gourmet.

At Aston Lucas Gourmet we genuinely care about the impact we have on our immediate and broader environment. We take pride in using only Victorian & Australian grown produce, supporting our Aussie farmers. Our eco-packaging is made from post consumer products, completely oven proof and can be used in the microwave. 

Our ready made meals are available only through independent grocers, just heat & serve! 

Aston Lucas Gourmet the company was able to showcase and embody their vision of offering a wide selection of products all – locally made with quality ingredients & always delicious! The Aston Lucas Gourmet range including the Artisan Pasta selection can be found at all the best Victorian independent food retailers. Just heat and serve !!


Why Aston Lucas Is The Best
What we’re about
Australian Grown Ingredients
Traditional Family Recipes
No Preservatives
Locally Manufactured
Stocked In All Great Independent Grocers
Value Added Portion Size Packaging
Heat & Serve, Ready Made Meals
Plant Based Options
ready made meals available across Melbourne
Try Our Meals
Available now, at your favourite grocer