Vigo-Alessi has completely revamped the kitchen on its campus where it operates 325,000 square feet of manufacturing space in seven buildings, and produces its diverse product line.
The company has partnered with several culinary schools to sponsor scholarship contests for the students, who create recipes using Alessi products. In the “Alessi is Amore Pursuit of the Palate” student cooking contest, the best recipe is chosen by a chef from the school and the winners of these contests are then flown to Tampa to prepare their winning dishes on camera – which are uploaded to the Alessi website.
Schifino Lee helped Vigo-Alessi launch an integrated marketing campaign to grow its business and strengthen its market position as a top Italian foods brand. The branding campaign included labeling, TV ads, a new website and a $1 million media buy.
The newest idea for La Cucina Alessi came up when we suggested using the Vigo-Alessi kitchen and adjoining dining area for a pop-up restaurant concept, where chefs operate in temporary space.
The idea got the client thinking about a range of ideas, from bringing in different chefs to work in the company’s kitchen to Facebook raffles and sweepstakes to charity nights. To realize those ideas, the kitchen needed to remodel.