The College & University segment is one of the most dynamic in the foodservice industry. Where else can you throw a mac and cheese party at a football tailgate? Syracuse University recently partnered with Barilla for Professionals while featuring the plant-protein upgrade of Barilla Protein+® pasta. Campus dining is so much more than just feeding hungry […]

Meeting the demand for heathier options on the menu and also selling them is a challenge as old as the industry itself. Guests say they want to make healthier choices, but rarely make them. And we’re not talking about a few health-conscious diners, a majority of consumers (57%) say they need to eat healthier, and […]

Chefs are often caught in the middle of consumers or decision makers who say they need more healthy options on the menu, and then seeing those same dishes not sell beyond a token few. We checked with working chefs who are solving for this challenge every day, building menu items with pasta that deliver a […]

The culinary future looks bright, especially for the frontier of healthier, plant-based dishes. Barilla for Professionals recently held a recipe contest for students at Johnson & Wales University’s Providence campus to develop recipe concepts using their Barilla Protein+® products. Students were tasked with creating a dish using Mediterranean forward ingredients including fruits, vegetables, high quality […]

Chefs are often caught in the middle of consumers or decision makers who say they need more healthy options on the menu, and then seeing those same dishes not sell beyond a token few. We know what the experts are saying, so we checked with working chefs who are solving for this challenge every day. […]

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’re focusing on health & wellness on the menu in this month’s trend focus. What are today’s guests looking for, and what will they order? We look at the data and talk to some experts to see how pasta can be part of the solution.   Meeting the demand for […]

Now that we’ve heard from the pundits, we caught up with some of our Barilla Brand Ambassador chefs to get their take on food trends for the year ahead. What do they see from their position inside of operations? We loved getting the insights from Kevin Felice from 40 North Restaurant Group; Alex Hoefer from […]

Among the food trend predictions for the year, one especially caught our eye. Datassential’s “cuisine of the year” is actually 3-in-one: calling out new takes on the established European cuisines of Italy, France and Greece. What might lie ahead for Italian cuisine – already known by 95% of Americans – to keep it fresh in […]

The College & University segment is one of the most dynamic parts of the foodservice industry. Where else can you throw a mac and cheese party at a football tailgate? With our partners at Syracuse University, we recently did just that while featuring the plant-protein boost of Protein+ tm pasta.   Campus dining is so much […]

Trending Now: Unboxing 2024 Food Trend Predictions  The trend of predictions for the new year is here, and they’ve been flooding into our inboxes like presents we can’t wait to open. We’ve had a look through the first wave, and pulled out a few highlights and themes that caught our attention. Whole Foods, AF&Co +Carbonate, […]

Pasta has a natural place on the holiday table, whether that table is on-premise or at home. We pulled together a few of our favorite recipes, and asked our chefs in the test kitchen for their go-to’s this season.   Chef Lorenzo:  “For me coming from Bologna, tortellini and lasagne are a must. In my region […]

Whether you call it sweater weather, PSL season, or just fall, this is a time of year when soup is on the menu and minds of consumers. It’s been on our brains and the stovetop here at Barilla too, and we like to remind everyone that when you are putting forward a soup that includes […]