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Innovators: Lorenzo Boni, Executive Chef, Barilla America

By: | 0 Comments | On: November 13, 2015 | Category: Innovators, Uncategorized

With pasta such an important part of the Kids’ Menu mix – as detailed in the Trending Now section – our chefs at Barilla are called upon often to help our customers with their kids menu offerings. As a dad himself, Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni brings a personal perspective to... more

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Thomas Horner, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Desert Springs

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 25, 2015 | Category: Innovators

The JW Marriott in Desert Springs is one of the jewels of the Marriott empire in the US, an 833-room, full resort property with 11 restaurants on-site. We spoke with Executive Chef Thomas Horner about one of his signature catering options, a customizable Mac & Cheese bar featuring Barilla pastas.... more

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Innovators: Tony Noto, Pasta Jay’s

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 30, 2015 | Category: Innovators

Pasta Jay’s is a fun casual Italian concept featuring the family recipes of founder Jay Elowsky. Based in Boulder, CO, the highly successful and growing three-unit chain also has locations in Lone Tree, CO, Moab, UT and soon Hayes, KS. We spoke with Corporate Chef Tony Noto about the brand... more

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Innovators: Executive Chef Jessica James, Applebee’s

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 27, 2014 | Category: Innovators

Applebee’s Executive Chef Jessica James was responsible for their new kids menu, which has been getting raves from kids and parents alike. Sales of kids’ dishes are up 15%, and (even better for Jessica) kids are making healthier choices—sales of fries are down 30%! We asked Jessica what the keys... more

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Innovators: Executive Chef Dewey McMurrey, Texas Tech University

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 27, 2014 | Category: Innovators

Barilla® Whole Grain Spaghetti with Caramelized Shiitake Mushrooms and Pumpkin Seeds “This dish was something we offered during Whole Grain Sampling Day this April. It’s a time of year when students are looking for lighter, fresher and healthier fare, so a vegetarian dish using Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti fit right... more

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Innovators: Chef Anthony Jacquet, The Whisper Lounge, Los Angeles

By: | 0 Comments | On: January 27, 2014 | Category: Innovators

One of the trends experts are looking for in 2014 is the increased use of chilies and spices in all kinds of menu items. Chef Anthony Jacquet of the Whisper Lounge in Los Angeles is ahead of the curve with his “Blue Crab and Serrano Fettucine.” Here’s how he describes... more

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