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The Hatchery Chicago

The Hatchery Chicago The Hatchery is an advanced nonprofit food & beverage incubator helping entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses.

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Congratulations to member Tubby's Taste for passing their funding goal with Honeycomb Credit and being featured in Oprah...
04/08/2022

Congratulations to member Tubby's Taste for passing their funding goal with Honeycomb Credit and being featured in Oprah Daily’s 12 Women-Owned Food Brands You’ve Just Got to Try! It takes a community to grow a business– and strong partnerships like these can make brands go from locally loved to nationally adored.

Learn more: https://buff.ly/372Q2um | https://buff.ly/3uh7WCu

Shop West Side businesses at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market! Stop by The Hatchery this Saturday, April 9 for loca...
04/07/2022

Shop West Side businesses at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market! Stop by The Hatchery this Saturday, April 9 for locally-made goods and fresh food at the indoor event from 10 AM – 2 PM.

Check out the vendors here: https://buff.ly/3je3oXh

In 2021, America’s top thirty peer-to-peer fundraising programs collectively increased fundraising revenue to $922 milli...
04/06/2022

In 2021, America’s top thirty peer-to-peer fundraising programs collectively increased fundraising revenue to $922 million. Do you know the legalities of fundraising for your business? Attorney Leslee Cohen will highlight the laws underlying early-stage fundraising and will provide a basic understanding of how to protect yourself and your business.

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Ramadan Kareem! Impress your loved ones with member HoneyDoe Syrian Kitchen's customized iftar menus or baklava dessert ...
04/05/2022

Ramadan Kareem! Impress your loved ones with member HoneyDoe Syrian Kitchen's customized iftar menus or baklava dessert trays. See more: https://buff.ly/3uaz3io

The global packaged food market is expected to reach $3.86 trillion in the next 5 years! Impress buyers with expert Laur...
04/04/2022

The global packaged food market is expected to reach $3.86 trillion in the next 5 years! Impress buyers with expert Laurie Parfitt by learning the necessary components needed for retail, how to structure a cohesive story, and category solutions and merchandising ideas for a successful sell.

Get your ticket: https://buff.ly/38btZBW

It’s #ChicagoRestaurantWeek! Member Cocoa Chili Restaurant & Catering is participating for their second year with a $39 ...
04/01/2022

It’s #ChicagoRestaurantWeek! Member Cocoa Chili Restaurant & Catering is participating for their second year with a $39 prix fixe dinner menu of sweet and spicy Afro-Caribbean Soul food. Order here: https://buff.ly/3iNlfEe

Score a small business loan today! This March, get the ball rolling on your entrepreneurial dreams with Allies for Commu...
03/31/2022

Score a small business loan today! This March, get the ball rolling on your entrepreneurial dreams with Allies for Community Business. A4CB offers term loans and lines of credit from $500 to $100,000 to small businesses in Illinois and Indiana. This is a limited time offer, so apply today to beat the buzzer! https://buff.ly/3KTQAky

TOMORROW! Co-owner Mindy Friedler joins a panel to share how the unique Israeli offerings of Fiya Restaurant honors the ...
03/30/2022

TOMORROW! Co-owner Mindy Friedler joins a panel to share how the unique Israeli offerings of Fiya Restaurant honors the heritage of food and introduces a unique menu to a community.

Don’t miss out: https://buff.ly/3irw3rq

Thank you to The Chicago Sun-Times for stopping by for a peak at our facility and our entrepreneurial services!  They sp...
03/29/2022
A look inside Garfield Park’s food business incubator, The Hatchery

Thank you to The Chicago Sun-Times for stopping by for a peak at our facility and our entrepreneurial services! They spoke with Fatso Hard Kitchen LLC's Wanda Gilmer, just one of over one hundred businesses operating at The Hatchery.

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Since opening in 2018, The Hatchery food and beverage incubator has offered classes on entrepreneurship, provided kitchen space and helped with licensing for budding restaurateurs.

This week! Join MUSH Foods founder Ashley Thompson, whose health-driven mission innovated overnight oats for everyone fr...
03/28/2022

This week! Join MUSH Foods founder Ashley Thompson, whose health-driven mission innovated overnight oats for everyone from carb conscious athletes to on-the-go entrepreneurs.

Join our Networking Event: https://buff.ly/3N8lure

WGN TV featured member Masa Madre to discuss their unique hamantaschen cookies! They donated one-third of profits to the...
03/28/2022
Bakers’ Purim offerings helping humanitarian work for Ukraine refugees

WGN TV featured member Masa Madre to discuss their unique hamantaschen cookies! They donated one-third of profits to the Polish Humanitarian Action, an organization supporting Ukrainian refugees. Watch the segment:

As the Jewish holiday of Purim approaches, their daily delights change.

Cultural flavors create a more diverse food industry that innovates and inspires. Network with Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN’s...
03/25/2022

Cultural flavors create a more diverse food industry that innovates and inspires. Network with Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN’s Chef Yuta Katsuyama to hear how he succeeded in introducing Japanese morning staples to American audiences.

Register now: https://buff.ly/3ugK5S7

Are you the future of food? Foxtrot] is seeking the next best food brands. Enter Up & Comers for a chance to win a spot ...
03/25/2022

Are you the future of food? Foxtrot] is seeking the next best food brands. Enter Up & Comers for a chance to win a spot on Foxtrot’s shelves, money and marketing for your business, and mentorship from some of the biggest names in the industry. Apply before the April 4th deadline at the link in Foxtrot]'s bio.

Are you the future of food? Foxtrot is seeking the next best food brands. Enter Up & Comers for a chance to win a spot o...
03/25/2022

Are you the future of food? Foxtrot is seeking the next best food brands. Enter Up & Comers for a chance to win a spot on Foxtrot’s shelves, money and marketing for your business, and mentorship from some of the biggest names in the industry. Apply before the April 4th deadline: https://buff.ly/3ui6jTS

Next Thursday, join Belgian Boys CEO Anouck Gotlib, recently featured in Forbes as Daniel Lubetzky’s Equilibra Ventures’...
03/24/2022

Next Thursday, join Belgian Boys CEO Anouck Gotlib, recently featured in Forbes as Daniel Lubetzky’s Equilibra Ventures’ latest capital investment– following the launch of frozen breakfast options. We can’t get enough of the brioche french toast! Network with her and other experts at this month’s event: Reimagining Breakfast.

Register now: https://buff.ly/3KXjPTs

On Tuesday, Maya-Camille Broussard of member Justice of the Pies broke ground on her own store! We’re always inspired by...
03/24/2022

On Tuesday, Maya-Camille Broussard of member Justice of the Pies broke ground on her own store! We’re always inspired by the businesses that graduate from our incubator. Congratulations to her and the Justice of the Pies team– can’t wait to see what you bake up next.

#ExpoWest showed that innovation is alive and well in the CPG space. The future includes categories and trends of plant-...
03/23/2022

#ExpoWest showed that innovation is alive and well in the CPG space. The future includes categories and trends of plant-based and climate-friendly food. Members @lovelilbucks, @eatfronen, @roamsnacks, and @worthyfoods were on display, sharing their inspiring products.

#ExpoWest showed that innovation is alive and well in the CPG space. The future includes categories and trends of plant-...
03/23/2022

#ExpoWest showed that innovation is alive and well in the CPG space. The future includes categories and trends of plant-based and climate-friendly food. Members Lil Bucks, Frönen, ROAM, and The Worthy Company were on display, sharing their inspiring products. Read more about show takeaways: https://buff.ly/3Nc0O1G

🥞🥓Breakfast is front and center in this month’s networking event! Panelists reflect on today’s adventurous consumer crav...
03/22/2022

🥞🥓Breakfast is front and center in this month’s networking event! Panelists reflect on today’s adventurous consumer cravings and adjusted morning routines with moderator Mark Graham of kelloggsus. The panel includes Anouck Gotlib of @belgianboys, Yuta Katsuyama of @onigirishuttlekororin, Mindy Friedler of @fiyachicago, and Ashley Thompson of @mush. Link in bio to join the conversation.

Breakfast is front and center in this month’s networking event! Panelists reflect on today’s adventurous consumer cravin...
03/22/2022

Breakfast is front and center in this month’s networking event! Panelists reflect on today’s adventurous consumer cravings and adjusted morning routines with moderator Mark Graham of Kellogg's. The panel includes Anouck Gotlib of Belgian Boys, Yuta Katsuyama of Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN, Mindy Friedler of Fiya, and Ashley Thompson of MUSH.

Join the conversation: https://buff.ly/36lOATk

The only constant in a small business is change. Member Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN is pivoting their model to extend pickup...
03/21/2022

The only constant in a small business is change. Member Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN is pivoting their model to extend pickup hours at The Hatchery and host virtual classes. Visit their website at https://buff.ly/3w2bSIx to stay in the know.

Nothing says sunny days quite like citrus and sweet tea! Member Steepers Only launched Lemon Sweet Tea– their newest sus...
03/18/2022

Nothing says sunny days quite like citrus and sweet tea! Member Steepers Only launched Lemon Sweet Tea– their newest sustainable tea flavor. Discover how their environmentally friendly tea is made at https://buff.ly/35Q4fdG.

Don’t miss our final installment of the Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs series! In partnership with the Women's Busines...
03/17/2022

Don’t miss our final installment of the Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs series! In partnership with the Women's Business Development Center, Maggie Sadowsky of 8 Track Foods, Perteet Spencer of AYO Foods, and Emily Groden of Evergreen Waffles will share how they found their purpose by pursuing their business passions. Join the celebration: https://buff.ly/3wawBKb

Rite to Wellness is hosting a no-cost class for Garfield Park residents at The Hatchery! Their Good Food is Good Medicin...
03/16/2022

Rite to Wellness is hosting a no-cost class for Garfield Park residents at The Hatchery! Their Good Food is Good Medicine program teaches cooking techniques that incorporate health and nutrition. The class is first come, first served, so sign up now: https://buff.ly/3KKdMBK

Women’s History Month celebrations continue as we co-host Naturally Chicago's Women in CPG Summit Reception! The free ev...
03/15/2022

Women’s History Month celebrations continue as we co-host Naturally Chicago's Women in CPG Summit Reception! The free event features our own Natalie Shmulik and other women leaders in the good food and natural products space. Learn more and register at https://buff.ly/3JhG99Z.

Tomorrow! Shop local and support members of The Hatchery at the Chicago Artisan Market. This indoor market offers food a...
03/12/2022

Tomorrow! Shop local and support members of The Hatchery at the Chicago Artisan Market. This indoor market offers food and beverages across 100 artisan vendors, giving insights to the latest local trends. Get your tickets now at: https://buff.ly/37qh1jp.

Spring has sprung in this beautiful bento box from member Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN! Each Bento box, available from 3/18-3...
03/11/2022

Spring has sprung in this beautiful bento box from member Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN! Each Bento box, available from 3/18-3/31, will come with a Cherry Daifuku mochi and a delicious lineup of Japanese food. See the menu at onigirikororin.com.

Get your business the media attention it deserves by learning how the media works. Marketing expert Melissa Harris will ...
03/10/2022

Get your business the media attention it deserves by learning how the media works. Marketing expert Melissa Harris will share tips and tricks of earning more media coverage, how to improve your press release writing, and the strategy needed to get your message to the outlets that make sense.

Get your ticket: https://buff.ly/34b3n2e

The City of Chicago is hosting six virtual community safety town halls this March, including one for the West Side on Ma...
03/09/2022

The City of Chicago is hosting six virtual community safety town halls this March, including one for the West Side on March 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Representatives from the Community Safety Coordination Center along with the Chicago Police Department will provide an overview and answer questions about the City’s near-term efforts to prevent and reduce violence.

Register to attend: https://buff.ly/3pxQWFm

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we are highlighting women who are driving innovation in food technology. ...
03/08/2022

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we are highlighting women who are driving innovation in food technology. The panel made up of Riana Lynn of Journey Foods, Lisa Curtis of Kuli Kuli, and Becca McCracken of Farmer's Fridge will discuss innovation in product creation, technology, and business models.

Join the discussion about the unique ways these women are transforming the way we think about food. Get your ticket: https://buff.ly/3pD8HCZ

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We can't thank Natalie and The Hatchery Chicago enough for providing us with an invaluable and dedicated partnership to help foster our success, while also bringing together an amazing community of food entrepreneurs . Your expertise, guidance, insight, and networking opportunities have afforded us opportunities which we would otherwise be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. We have met some amazing entrepreneurs and industry experts since we joined earlier this year and are better off by being part of your growing community. We're looking forward to not only our continued growth with you, but to your expansion and growth as well.
Thank you to The Hatchery and intern Isabel McNeill for testing out our Indian As Apple Pie Tikka Masala, shooting pictures, and coming up with recipes that went above and beyond our expectations. Those Tikka Masala meatballs were downright amazing. We'll miss you, Isabel!
Wow, we can’t believe we are almost at the 6-month mark with The Hatchery! Feels like just yesterday our team first started meeting with Natalie and the good folks at ICNC & Accion about the plans for the incubator. We were thrilled about the concept then and, 6 months later, we are even more thrilled AND thankful for all the support we’ve received on an almost daily basis. It’s been an honor and pleasure working with The Hatchery team, as well as all the other members/businesses -- the food industry at large is all about community, but we’ve truly enjoyed the close knit community that has been fostered by The Hatchery. We’ve loved partnering with other members and speakers/panelists and can’t wait to continue the partnership for years to come!
Hi there....I am a new restaurateur. Where can I get more information on your incubator program?
Thank you for your insight and information Next Door Chicago Food Entrepreneur Panel last night! I'm excited to learn more about the resources you offer. Thank you so much
We can't thank The Hatchery Chicago enough. The amazing team at this food incubator has tangibly and effectively helped our start-up maneuver through many of the growing pains that come with expansion. It's amazing to find a one-stop-shop to guide us through all our business's needs, from financial, to branding, to packaging, to everything! Honestly, can't picture where we would be without The Hatchery. Thank you!