Our Story
Our Story
Tantos Si - So much yes!

Tantos takes its name from “Tanto Si,” an Italian expression that means “so much yes.” Inspired by our founding Chef Joe Sasto's lifelong passion for pasta, Tantos is a snack that feeds everything you are and everything you want to say yes to.

Born to Cook

From a very young age, Joe Sasto knew he wanted to be a chef. Joe’s mother saw how he became ignited when cooking in the kitchen, recognizing his talent and passion when he was still very young.

Born to cook
Joe with his mom, Claudette
Passion goes pro
Si!
His culinary journey

Passion goes pro

Joe dove headfirst into the culinary and restaurant industry, training under some of the Bay Area’s most respected and honorable chefs. A natural leader, he respectfully contributed to the rise of two-Michelin-starred Lazy Bear, and three-Michelin-starred Quince. It was at Quince in San Francisco where Joe’s passion for pasta truly began.

Yes!
Chef Joe today

Bringing pasta to the people

You may have seen Joe on television shows such as Bravo’s Top Chef, or Food Network’s Tournament of Champions and Chopped. When he’s not moonlighting as a food TV star, he continues to make pasta from scratch almost daily, and pours his heart and soul into every bag of Tantos.

Bringing pasta to the people