Partnering with Top Chefs to Drive Product Innovation

PepsiCo and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) joined together last month to host a Culinary Exploration Workshop. This first-of-its-kind event convened top chefs from around the world to discover new ways to improve nutritional quality of food while maintaining the same great taste as traditional dishes. The event is part of PepsiCo’s continued focus on driving new product innovation across our portfolio and creating the next generation of products our consumers are looking for. Professional chefs have a deep understanding of ingredient functionality, culinary techniques and flavor perception. Our workshop – held at the CIA in Napa, CA – was centered on understanding how top chefs evoke rich, salty, and savory flavors in their dishes while minimizing their usage of sodium and fat. During the event, the PepsiCo R&D team observed every move and captured culinary insights– from ingredients to flavors to cooking techniques. We plan... Read more