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Academia Barilla Headquarters

A state of the art facility in the heart of Parma

Academia Barilla is the first premier culinary center dedicated to the development and promotion of Italian Gastronomic Culture in the world.
Located in the heart of Parma – the capital of the Italian Food Valley – Academia Barilla is around 27,000 square feet.
Housed in a cutting edge facility that welcomes both food enthusiasts and Italian wine and food experts from all over the world. Academia Barilla is located in Parma’s magnificent mile, just steps away from the city’s historical monuments and main shopping streets.



The Academia Barilla culinary institute offers cooking classes specially designed for food lovers, professionals and companies. Our courses are taught by our skilled, experienced team of Academia Barilla Chefs. We also offer exclusive food and wine experiences and personalized corporate services.

Our state of the art facility includes:

  • An Auditorium with 95 seats and demonstration kitchen
  • A Demonstration Kitchen for groups
  • A Kitchen Laboratory with 16 individual professional stations
  • A Practical Laboratory
  • A Baking Laboratory for bread, pastry and pizza courses
  • A Tasting Laboratory
  • An Aquarium

Academia Barilla SHOP


Academia Barilla DOP products are available for purchase online or directly from our store.

Gastronomic Library


Academia Barilla houses a unique collection of over 6500 books and 4750 historic menus of all types.

Please follow the link below to get a map and driving instructions to Academia Barilla.

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