Nestlé Professional, the foodservice division of Nestlé, celebrated the grand opening of its 67,000-square-foot, cutting-edge Nestlé Professional Customer Innovation Campus (NPCIC) Nov. 18. More than 150 local dignitaries, customers and employees and media representatives attended the grand opening, which included an interactive tour of the state-of-the-art culinary and beverage facility. Designed exclusively for Nestlé Professional’s customers — including chains, independent restaurants and noncommercial foodservice operations — the campus is also a resource for foodservice associations and a training facility for employees.

The NPCIC is fully reconfigurable to replicate customers' kitchen environments. The facility also boasts ideation and product development labs, as well as sophisticated training facilities for remote and Web-based education.

Customers who visit the campus will be taken through a proprietary creative and menu development process that is based on their individual needs and includes menu analysis and branded product concepts and recipes.
Pictured (l to r): Jorge Sadurni, President & CEO, Nestlé Professional, Americas; Debra Rami, Culinary team member, Nestlé Kitchens; Marc Caira, Global Business Executive, Nestlé Professional; Chuck Brower, Culinary team member chef, Nestlé Kitchens