Our presence in farmers’ markets, Harrisburg, and Pleasant Gap enables us to cultivate working relationships with local farms. We use the freshest ingredients and original recipes to create the finest artisan pasta, ravioli, sauce, and pesto in the community. We make more than 60 varieties of pasta, which are available at our shop and at other local retail outlets in the State College area.
Meet Our Team
Owner & PastaPreneur
A native of State College, Bob has been in the food manufacturing business since graduating from Penn State. He has grown Fasta & Ravioli Co. from a small storefront in downtown State College into an operation that serves customers and a dozen restaurants from its three locations in central Pennsylvania.
Through donations to area philanthropies, participation in showcase events like United Way’s Taste of the Town, service on non-profit boards, and a commitment to literacy programs, Bob is living his father’s words: “Remember to always give back.”
Bob is also the owner of Pink Mule Growers, a vertically integrated hemp growing and CBD extraction company.
Executive Chef Jeremiah McClenahan has been supervising the operations of Fasta & Ravioli Co.’s kitchens since 2013. Following proud service in the US Army, Chef McClenahan attended Le Cordon Bleu in Pittsburgh, PA, and honed his skills during an internship in Nice, France.
After completing his education and internship, Chef McClenahan worked at the River Forest Country Club on the banks of the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania. Returning home to Centre County, he worked at the Gamble Mill in Bellefonte and later as Executive Chef at the Mt. Nittany Inn in Centre Hall. Prior to joining the Fasta team, Chef McClenahan was chosen to be the founding executive chef at Happy Valley Brewing Company in Lemont.
In his free time, Chef McClenahan enjoys hunting, fishing, and gardening, often serving the fruits of his labors on his own table.
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