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 […]

As a most-loved food in America, pasta is almost always on the menu…but when is it’s time to shine? For many it’s October, which is National Pasta Month (more on that here). Our friends at Nordstrom Restaurants are giving pasta the feature treatment for two whole months – September and October. We caught up with […]

National Pasta Month 2023

While October is National Pasta Month and the perfect occasion to incorporate pasta into your menu, there are reasons to celebrate the love of pasta all year long! Whether it’s a light and refreshing pasta salad in the summer or a hearty baked pasta dish in the winter, pasta can be enjoyed throughout the year […]

As a global pasta brand, we take a lot of pride in putting together world-class experiences for our partners. We’re thrilled to be reuniting with the legendary Chef John Folse for our signature “Modern Casual” culinary retreat down in Louisiana. We know culinarians need a key ingredient to fuel their creativity and inspiration – the […]

With Mac and Cheese day last month, we compiled a few recent data points and asked our Chef Yury for his take on the most popular pasta menu item in America. What’s kept it so popular for so long, and what makes a great mac? What else belongs on the Oscars menu by Wolfgang Puck, […]

We just wrapped up our Barilla Pasta is Your Blank Canvas Contest! The 50 finalists we picked from all those who registered really showed the versatility and range of pasta in all its forms. With our latest innovations Barilla Frozen, Lasagne Chef, and Legume pastas as the canvas, the judges faced some tough choices to […]

Our team recently took part in the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit at the Culinary Institute of America’s Copia Campus. The event offered up a bumper crop of plant-forward inspiration, with top-notch chefs from across the nation and even across the pond coming together to share their success strategies for putting more plants and a little […]