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How to Create a Signature Pasta Dish

By: | On: August 24, 2020 | Category: Benvenuti to the Barilla Test Kitchen, Good To Know, Innovators, Uncategorized

Greetings from the Barilla Test Kitchen! Chef Yury Krasilovsky, Executive Chef of Foodservice with Barilla America here. Today, I want to show you a process for coming up with a new special or signature pasta dish. When you’re feeling stuck or just need a little kickstart to your creativity, I... more

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Innovators: Lorenzo Boni, Executive Chef, Barilla America

By: | 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: | 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: | 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: | 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: | 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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