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July 2018

Hatchery Networking – Peak Performance: Building a Lifestyle Brand

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$15

The Hatchery welcomes a roundup of Chicago’s most successful performance brand entrepreneurs, including Matt Matros of Limitless Coffee & Tea and Protein Bar. Additional panelists to be announced very soon! Join us for an evening of insights into the next generation of functional food. Matt Matros of Limitless Coffee & Tea and Protein Bar About the panelists Matt Matros is one of Chicago’s leading food & beverage entrepnuers. Matt is the founder of PROTEIN BAR® (www.theproteinbar.com), a wildly popular chain of halthy food fast casual restaurants. Most recently, Matt has…

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Sourcing: Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Developing and executing the right ingredient and packaging sourcing plan is critical to the success of any business in the food and beverage industry. Join Hatchery partner Pepsico for this interactive discussion about sourcing challenges and how to create robust raw material strategies to ensure competitive costing and reliable supplier relationships as well as mitigate risks in supply, quality and overall company reputation.

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August 2018

Label Claims: Legal & Regulatory Overview

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Every aspect of your packaging can be reviewed by the FDA. As more consumers carefully examine packaging copy, new FDA regulations are emerging to insure that these claims are in fact true. Join specialist attorneys from Schiff Hardin LLP and  VP, Chief Counsel, Brands at Kellogg Company, Jane Jeannero, to learn about the language needed to ensure your food industry product meets FDA regulation requirements and satisfies customer inquiries. About the presenters: Jane Jeannero Jane Jeannero joined Kellogg Company in…

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Starting a Food Business

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Start your food business today! The Hatchery's popular introductory course will help you launch your food & beverage company. Learn all about the food entrepreneurship space including industry trends, required licensing, certification, financing, and branding. Each attendee will receive a business basics checklist to get started on the right track. An experienced business attorney will also be joining to cover the many options for structuring your business entity: limited liability company, corporation, “S” corp, sole proprietorship, and partnership. Which structure…

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** WEST SIDE RESIDENTS ONLY ** Food Handling Safety (Job Seekers)

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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Free

Class is free to attend. To register, please email suneet@thehatcherychicago.org or call (312) 283-5723.

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** WEST SIDE RESIDENTS ONLY ** Business Strategy (Entrepreneurs)

August 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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Free

Class is free to attend. To register, please email suneet@thehatcherychicago.org or call (312) 283-5723.

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Label Certifications: Organic, Non-GMO, & Gluten Free with QAI and NSF

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ICNC – First Floor, 320 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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$40

Help your business stand out in the crowded natural foods industry! This seminar with Lauren Browning of Quality Assurance International (QAI) and Marci Burton of NSF International will cover the process of label-ready certifications such as Organic, Non-GMO, and Gluten Free. Learn how on-pack label claims and sustainability initiatives can differentiate your product and minimize supply chain risk. Join us as we cover the actionable steps for finding out if your business is ready for organic and non-GMO certification, the fastest growing labels in…

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September 2018

** WEST SIDE RESIDENTS ONLY ** Accessing Capital (Entrepreneurs)

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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Free

Class is free to attend. To register, please email suneet@thehatcherychicago.org or call (312) 283-5723.

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** WEST SIDE RESIDENTS ONLY ** ServSafe (Job Seekers)

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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Free

Food and alcohol safety training and certification exams. This sanitation certification is required by most restaurants as a basic credential for their management staff. Class is free to attend. To register, please email suneet@thehatcherychicago.org or call (312) 283-5723.

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