Marshall’s Pasta and Bakery is a family-owned and family centered restaurant specializing in homemade Italian food. Operated and owned by Blake and Jodie Marshall and their 4 young daughters.
After playing pro-football for eight years in Edmonton, injuries forced Blake to seek a second career. Blake’s love of Italian food and cooking inspired him to open Marshall’s Pasta and Bakery, after Blake & Jodie studied the business of “pasta”. They created a business plan and chose London for their location because Blake attended the University of Western and loved the city and the people.
The store is known for its fresh pasta, sauces, Portuguese breads, prepared meals, lasagna, soups. Blake credits brother Greg, the Mustangs head coach, with coming up with the recipe for the store’s meatballs! In the summer, you will find Blake barbecuing Pino Italian sausages, outside on the patio.
The business expanded into Catering in 1995 – serving catered family, corporate and wedding events for large or small groups.
After purchasing Lusitana Martins Bakery in 2009, Marshall’s Pasta expanded into wholesale deliveries of bread to local restaurants and fresh baked break for Marshall’s Pasta customers. The Marshall’s ventured into preparing meals for hot lunch programs at elementary schools and now provide a dozen schools with fresh, hot pasta lunches.
Though the couple has enjoyed business success, Jodie said serving good food to customers has been the real motivation. She recalls one customer, in particular, who moved her to tears. “She said, “Buying food from Marshall’s makes me feel like a good mom”