BOWLING GREEN, KY. — Specialty ingredient supplier Bluegrass Ingredients has opened a new product development center in Bowling Green.

The Agile Kitchen is designed to facilitate collaboration between food manufacturers and Bluegrass on the latest food trends. On-site amenities include an innovation kitchen for creation and pilot testing, along with support from Bluegrass’ food scientists, culinary specialists and R&D team.

“The Agile Kitchen at Bluegrass is purpose-built to wholly support our customers and prospects in their product development journeys,” said Hoyt Huffman, chief executive officer at Bluegrass. “There’s no substitute for hands-on collaboration in creating great food. Armed with the latest insights and findings, the Kitchen gives our customers and our team a state-of-the-art space to roll up their sleeves and get to work inventing and improving the future of food.”

Bluegrass also intends for the facility to serve as a digital resource hub, in conjunction with its physical location, providing manufacturers with up-to-date market trend research and analysis on rapidly changing trends.