Trending Now: Getting back to innovation – one step at a time

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 […]

Trending Now: Mintel’s Consumer Trend Predictions for 2021 and beyond

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 […]

Trending Now: Getting back to innovation – one step at a time

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 […]

Trending Now: Mintel’s Consumer Trend Predictions for 2021 and beyond

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 […]

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 chef team, we got together with our editor to talk about some of the trend predictions we’ve been seeing, and where we thought they might take us in the year to come. Q: How might you develop a pasta dish for wellness or immunity? Chef Yury: There are lots of common ingredients that chefs […]

Trending Now – How to Make Healthy, Sustainable Foods Sell

At Barilla, health and sustainability are a core value that directs everything we do. As part of that focus, we are proud sponsors of the Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change (MOC) and Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC)  programs, among others. MOC recently convened with a 6-week series of Zoom-style sessions and […]