In this series, we look more closely at a lesser-known region of Italy in every issue. As consumers continue to clamor for authentic, regional foods from Italy, it pays to be a step ahead! This month, we travel to Central Italy and to the region of Lazio. Lazio is located in Central Italy, and the […]

Pasta Saves the Day

We know operators have a LOT on their minds these days, with so many changes and challenges coming so fast. For all of you keeping those plates spinning, we put together a little video that’s fun and simple, and hopefully puts your mind at ease about how you’ll rise to the task, keeping your customers […]

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen! As a culinary team, we got together with our editor to talk about the Mintel trend predictions, and spotlight a few recipes we’ve been working with that fit the themes. First up is “Play with your Food ” – we love this one! We see a ton of interest in new twists […]

As a culinary team, we got together with our editor to talk about innovation with pasta, and our favorite recipes for giving your guests the favorites they’ve been missing, without over-stretching your back-of-house teams. American diners are definitely still in love with Italian food, and even though they’ve been cooking up pasta dishes at home, […]

Hints of light at the end of the COVID tunnel are finally appearing for restaurants across the country. With restrictions being eased, we are seeing guests eager to spend their stimulus payments on what they’ve been missing most – dining out! [fast fact: food tops the list of categories consumers expect to increase spending on […]

Make Mine Local

When diving into innovation, it’s always key to see what independent chefs are doing on the menu. We teamed up with the folks at Chefs Roll to help uncover some innovative pasta dishes and the stories behind them from all across the country. Let’s just say the results are delicious! And there’s inspiration for days here. Across […]

Recipe Test Caroline

As a culinary team, we got together with our editor to talk about innovation with pasta, and our favorite recipes for giving your guests the favorites they’ve been missing, without over-stretching your back-of-house teams. American diners are definitely still in love with Italian food, and even though they’ve been cooking up pasta dishes at home, […]

We always look forward to what the trend experts at the leading market research firm Mintel have to say about what consumers will be looking for – and how restaurants should respond – in the year ahead. Mintel’s take focused on 4 major themes: “The Great Divide,” “Play with your Food,” “Restaurants Redefined,” and “Trust […]

As a culinary team, we got together with our editor to talk about innovation with pasta, and our favorite recipes for giving your guests the favorites they’ve been missing, without over-stretching your back-of-house teams. American diners are definitely still in love with Italian food, and even though they’ve been cooking up pasta dishes at home, […]

Make Mine Local

When diving into innovation, it’s always key to see what independent chefs are doing on the menu. We teamed up with the folks at Chefs Roll to help uncover some innovative pasta dishes and the stories behind them from all across the country. Let’s just say the results are delicious! And there’s inspiration for days […]

Hints of light at the end of the COVID tunnel are finally appearing for restaurants across the country. With restrictions being eased, we are seeing guests eager to spend their stimulus payments on what they’ve been missing most – dining out! [fast fact: food tops the list of categories consumers expect to increase spending on […]

We’ve been inspired watching our partners in foodservice weather the storm of challenges facing the industry. With the patchwork of restrictions in every state, county and city, it takes a lot of resilience and innovation – not to mention patience – to keep up. We see you! Whether you’re open for takeout only, outdoor only, […]