Earlier this year we took a trip to the Bertazzoni Factory in Guastalla, Italy. Whilst we were there we started with a history lesson in the Bertazzoni Museum telling us all about the journey and transformation of cookers from 1909 to 2020.
We learnt all about the development of Bertazzoni, from them building scales for local cheese makers to cookers. From basic wooden stoves which initially were used on trains to cook the crews meal as well as to heat the carriages. It was from this observation the foundations of Bertazzoni – Family, Food, Engineering.
Once we learnt all about the history of Bertazzoni we were led onto the factory floor where they were making each cooker individually, with orders being bespoke made to travel all over the world, from different colours to different models, once you have ordered your cooker, your name goes on it from start to finish made with complete precision and passion.
Following this we went to the press room, where they press the casings and the hobs for the cooker and then we moved onto testing bay. Here they individually test each cooker to ensure the highest quality. The team at the factory were brilliant, so knowledgeable and friendly, explaining everything as we went along!
After a fun morning learning all about the cookers we then had a cooking class where we used different Bertazzoni models to cook delicious lunches on! The afternoon then played out to an interesting teaching session where we all learnt about the configurations of theses cookers, it allowed our engineers to understand how to reprogram, strep down and rebuilt each modelled gain a fantastic understanding giving them off how to best repair the Bertazzoni range.
All this time we were hosted by the UK Managing Director,Maurizo who ensured we were well fed and watered with incredible local cuisine from pizza to pasta we had the most incredible time and are so very grateful to learn about these amazing cookers, how they are made and the history of the Bertazzoni family.