Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen Tour {Part 2}

So amazingly, I actually did make it to Dallas after my plane debacle.
Today I am going to take you on a tour of the kitchen and my next post I will tell you all about the fabulous people!
Believe it or not, I did not break, knock over or burn anything in the Flavor Kitchen. Shocking, I know.

The Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen is not some mystical make believe kitchen filled with props and mannequins. Nope, it is an actual working kitchen. The chefs, in which they employ about 20 of them, cook in this drool worthy kitchen 5 days a week. Dreamy.
In the Flavor Kitchen they develop and test recipes. All natural recipes. And if they hit a dish out of the park, they will develop a ALL NATURAL chip mirroring the favors of the created recipe.
For example, they researched BBQ, and came up with this delicious Pulled pork recipe and then created the Lays Tangy Carolina BBQ Potato Chips. GENIUS!


See, real chefs hard at work.

This is their “Research Library”. Now I thought I had a lot of cookbooks.

I must say, I thought these shelves were just breathtaking. Now only a foodie would think shelves full of EVERY SINGLE spice,grain, condiment, etc is breathtaking. It is their own grocery store.

All of those bins had flour in them. Some flours I have never even heard of.

Just about every cooking tool you could think of was available.

Oh, and yes there was Chips.

The lighting was ridiculously perfect. Me, who can’t take good photos, did not even have to think about it.

Perfect lighting=’s perfect tomatoes.




  1. 1

    Very interesting. And the only recipes they come up with are for new flavors of chips??? If they keep that up, we'll be seeing new stores built that sell nothing but all-natural flavored snack chips.

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    What a trip, to be able to see behind the scenes. Very cool!

  3. 3

    I've always wondered what went on in Frito-Lay's building (their corporate bldg is right across the way from my boyfriend's corporate building in Plano…he works for JCPenney) Now I know!! LOL

  4. 4

    Wow that looks like a fun place to visit. I would have been speechless among all those "ingredients." I love it!

    Celebrating Family

  5. 5

    Wouldn't it be a dream to have bookshelves like that JUST for our cookbooks??

  6. 6

    I am glad you got to go and glad you enjoyed it…but I am not happy that I only learned about the "getting off the plane incident" because people at work read about it here and asked me about it. Oh well, I guess that just speaks to your popularity!

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    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I wish wish wish I could have a pantry like they have!

  8. 8

    How fun! What a fun place to visit and see the "behind the scenes". I wish I could half of what they have in those fabulous kitchens.

  9. 9

    That is a dream kitchen, pantry, and cookbook selection! I worked a temp office job there one week, but never got the tour of their kitchen. Thanks for sharing and hope you have an easier flight back home.

  10. 10

    What an amazing trip and experience! So cool!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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    Those tangy BBQ chips are my very favorite chip since they came out last year or the year before. When I saw they had that recipe printed on the back of the bag I HAD to buy them, it was a matter of principal 😉

    So did you inform Mr. Hungry Housewife that you now require a new kitchen at home?

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    Can I just say – I am so jealous – of that kitchen!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) says:

    These are great photos. It must of been a really fun day.