PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Hatchery Networking – March 2020 featuring Jim Richards from Jindilli Beverages (milkadamia)!
Join us for another exciting #HatcheryNetworking event! Our monthly Hatchery Networking events are a great place to meet entrepreneurs and other members of our community! You’ll always learn about an interesting trend or topic in the food industry, meet a member of The Hatchery team, and get to sample products from our Hatchery Entrepreneur members! This month we are excited to announce that we will be having James Richards, CEO of Milkadamia
Our Networking Events are a great place to meet entrepreneurs and industry professionals. If you are a Hatchery member or partner please use your code to receive free admission. For those that have been affected by Expo West, including non-member companies, we would love to extend free admission to this event. Please reach out to Dani in order to receive free admission.
About the presenter:
Jim R Richards
CEO Jindilli Inc & Jindilli Beverages (milkadamia)
Jim Richards is the Chicago-based CEO of Jindilli Beverages (milkadamia), the brand he created that melds an artisanal business aesthetic and nutritional desire with eco imperatives. The companies produce macadamia nut oils for cooking and skincare as well as a full line of alt-dairy milks, creamers, and butters.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Jim is an accomplished consumer packaged goods marketer and salesperson. He has global food, branding building, and manufacturing experience gained through holding a variety of roles in companies based around the world.
Among steps through his varied career, Jim has been an old style butcher, run a large New Zealand health food company, milked goats, owned an amphibious tour bus, created and manufactured breakfast cereal, introduced soy milk into New Zealand, and built and run a peanut butter factory in Papua New Guinea.
In addition to his impressive business credentials, Jim is passionate about causes related to the current eco-crisis. He is a proponent of the farming process known as Regenerative Agriculture. Jim has published several Op-Eds about the impact that issues like the loss of carbon in our soils and the devastation of rainforests for palm oil production are having on the health of our planet.
Jim also is a vocal opponent of the dairy industry, the company’s tagline “Moo Is Moot” declaring dairy milk is immaterial within, and to, the lives, aspirations, health and eco-desires of millions.
Jim believes the shape the trajectory the eco-future ultimately takes is in our hands.