Our unique Smithfield Culinary Innovation Center is a technologically advanced facility dedicated to developing new food products to meet foodservice operator needs. It’s here we also explore consumer insights and behaviors, hold ideation sessions with cross-functional teams, and evaluate our products to fulfill the needs of our customers.


From the sciences to all areas of culinary arts, our R&D team of chefs, nutritionists/dieticians, food quality assurance experts, packaging engineers and more explore new ideas to improve our business model. Our state-of-the-art multi-functional, multimedia facility replicates back-of-house and home kitchens, houses presentation rooms for customer meetings, and simulates and tests our manufacturing process.