This state-of-the-art customer collaboration facility in Denver, Colorado was designed to drive product development, grain quality and culinary creativity. It features multiple components that contribute to innovation and quality. Customers are invited to come see where the magic happens:
- The Analytical Lab is where the Ardent Mills experts conduct wet chemistry and dough rheology testing to ensure that customers are getting consistent flour on a day-to-day basis.
- The Bake Lab is dedicated to assessing quality and consistency, as well as to experiment with the baking process. This facility is filled with ovens for specific applications, from pizzas to tortillas to hearth breads.
- The R&D Culinary Centre is where our R&D Culinary team, which consists of chefs, bakers and food scientists, works with customers to develop innovative concepts and create ingredient applications. The centre provides the setting, resources and expertise for working side-by-side with customers to innovate for commercial product development, educational trainings and hands-on workshops.
- The Flour Research Room showcases our experimental milling equipment used to get ahead of new crop transition and experiment with milling new grains.
Ardent Mills also offers the Mobile Innovation Centre, which brings innovation right to customers’ doors across North America. This converted race car hauler features a full kitchen and bakery, as well as a multipurpose meeting space. The Mobile Innovation Centre tours the country, stopping by our facilities and our customers’ headquarters for on-site culinary creativity, hands-on education and interactive R&D support.
We enjoy hosting educational opportunities for our customers at the Ardent Mills Innovation Centre and the Mobile Innovation Centre.