The close of 2021 comes with a sense of relief and hope for a new year…and also a slew of trend predictions for the new year. We always love to see what the experts at Flavor & the Menu magazine are predicting for the year to come. Even better, Chef Jamie Simpson at Chef’s Garden […]

Meet the People’s Pasta

A recent online poll we conducted on social media during national pasta month resulted in lasagne bolognese being chosen as the overall “People’s Pasta Award” winner, beating out spaghetti and meatballs (voted family favorite). One chef not surprised by the news was Kevin Felice of 40North Restaurant Group. “Everyone loves the classic meat lasagne, there […]

The best dishes are built with layers of flavor, texture and story. It’s why a dish like lasagne can be a classic comfort food the world over! Now is your chance to show the levels and layers of your culinary skill in an exclusive culinary competition with new Barilla Lasagna Chef. Are you ready to […]

It’s not too late! While National Pasta Month is already underway, there’s still time to access our proven resources to help you celebrate one of America’s favorite foods, and attract the attention of patrons new and loyal alike. Whether your operation is fine dining, a college campus, or a K-12 school, National Pasta Month can […]

We were excited to be at the Flavor Experience conference last month in Monterey, CA, an event that always delivers fresh insights from leading experts and top operators from multi-unit foodservice. In case you missed it, we’ve gathered our top takeaways below, and have our culinary team weighing in from the Test Kitchen. Pasta (and […]

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen! Seeing our partners and colleagues at the Flavor Experience in Monterey last month was a refreshing return to “normal” and a chance to get our creative juices flowing. There’s more on the trends we saw at Flavor Experience here, and what follows are a few ideas we are inspired […]

Today we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the latest innovation from Barilla, pre-cooked and frozen pasta from Barilla. We have been seeing the need for reduced-labor and cook-anywhere products growing in foodservice, including during our work with dark kitchen pilot projects and hearing from our valued customers. Now, thanks to our high-quality semolina and […]

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen! This month we are turning up the heat with our favorite spicy pasta dishes. There’s more on the spicy trends here, and also this quick video from Chef Lorenzo with his tips for pairing different chilies and spicy ingredients in pastas. Chef Yury’s Red Lentil Penne with Middle Eastern […]

Something about hot weather has us thinking about spicy foods. We’re not alone! As we’ve learned recently from our friends at Datassential, spicy ingredients and flavors are growing fast on pasta menus. Here are a few to watch and incorporate into your menu R&D. Calabrian Chili:+61% 4-year growth36% know itMenu adoption stage: Adoption Why it […]

Your friends at Barilla once again have something for you and your customers to look forward to this fall. For last October’s National Pasta Month (NPM), over 750 operators in 49 states participated, and this year will be even bigger and better. Starting right now, our proven resources are available help foodservice operators from K-12 […]

This month we take a look at the top-scoring entries in a recent pasta innovation contest.  The competing chefs were given a briefing on the latest trends, as well as a mystery ingredient representing an emerging flavor in pasta.  As a culinary team, we narrowed the entries to a top-10, and then screened them with […]

As you might imagine, we at Barilla spend a good amount of time tracking what’s trending with consumers and on menus when it comes to pasta. We recently commissioned our partners at Datassential  to dive into what’s happening with pasta; not just what’s most widespread, but what’s new, growing and trending. Below are a few […]