The Barilla Center is located, just steps away from downtown Parma, on the grounds of the former Barilla Pasta Factory, built in 1910.
The magnificent mile is mile-long route created for food and art lovers. Follow our special itinerary to taste the flavors of Parma, a city with a rich historic, gastronomic and cultural patrimony.
Food culture is a deeply rooted part of local tradition and is captured by the artistic works of the region.
Academia Barilla is located in Parma’s magnificent mile, just steps away from the city’s historical monuments and main shopping streets.
Our state of the art facility includes
The perfect place for presentations, conventions, press conferences, cooking demonstrations, theoretical lessons, tastings and dinners. The room is equipped with a demonstration kitchen.
This room houses a professional kitchen and is used for personalized cooking classes and unique gastronomic experiences.
This area includes a complete professional kitchen. It is used for cooking classes, product demonstrations and tastings for small groups.
A multifunctional baking lab with special ovens for bread, pastry and pizza making. The room can accommodate both individuals or groups.
A place designed specifically for sensorial analysis and product tastings. The space is also used for theoretical classes and demonstrations on the art of Italian gastronomy.
A splendid room with two glass walls allowing you to observe the Academia Barilla Chefs in action. The room is used for cooking classes, presentations, seminars and corporate dinners.
16 professional cooking stations available to anyone interested in going up against our team of Academia Barilla Chefs.
A unique collection of over 8,500 books pertaining to the art of gastronomy. The library is open to everyone, scholars and food lovers alike.