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Posted on: November 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Nestle USA to redevelop Solon’s Test Kitchens and Main Auditorium

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Nestle USA has plans for redevelopment and renovations to their Solon campus located at the 30003 Bainbridge Building Corporate Office. Along with the Culinary Innovations Center being renovated, the Test Kitchens and Main Auditorium will also see complete redevelopment. 


The Main Test Kitchen along with three (3) beautiful Panel Rooms will present a state-of-the-art cooking experience, allowing for various teams in Nestle USA’s stable of world-class chefs to work with more flexibility. The Auditorium upgrade will allow for better functionality of the room, flexible set up and the newest technology and audio/visual solutions. 


These improvements will primarily be seen in the Pizza and Snacking Division, Culinary Innovation Team, and Consumer Engagement Services Team. The primary mission of these teams is to provide world-class service to build brand loyalty with Nestle USA’s consumers. 


Nestle USA Head of Design and Construction Kira Kabo said this work will go a long way to Nestle USA continuing to be a leader in the field. “This helps Nestle USA ensure we are keeping pace with the current kitchen technology and that we are designing food and packaging that meets consumer’s needs both today, and in the future,” she said. “It is paramount that this team has hands-on, intimate knowledge of our products from both an organizational and consumer perspective. This allows the team to anticipate and expertly assist with consumer questions and/or feedback.”


Kabo also said that development of new panel rooms will enable the Pizza and Snacking Division to host internal business teams as well as digital meetings in the desired product showcase environment. 


Once completed, Nestle USA’s Solon campus will not only be home to top-of-the-line innovation technology, it will also provide the company with market-leading communications and interactions with consumers worldwide. 


Nestle USA is working with Ohio based companies for the project: Hixson Architects, serving as an architectural and Infinity Construction has been chosen as the general contractor.


“This team is very excited to have a dedicated Test Kitchen space that will allow Nestle USA to recreate in-home scenarios, develop FAQ’s, product tips, creatively problem solve and ensure the information we share with our consumers is clear and accurate,” Kabo added. “We’re proud of our Solon campus and are grateful for the continued support of the community.”    

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Kira Kabo, Nestle USA Head of Design and Construction

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