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Come one, come all! Inspired by the innovative creations from Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair, experience the future of food, personal care, beauty, and more with ICNC and The Hatchery Chicago’s World’s Fair. Try samples from emerging brands, discuss trending topics with notable speakers, and network with industry peers for a magical evening on Chicago’s West Side. Additionally, each ticket purchased provides a free ticket to a West Side resident, driving our mission to support the local entrepreneurial community.
All funds support our non-profit mission of helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses, and enhancing economic development and job creation on Chicago’s West Side. Contact Natalie Shmulik (email@example.com) for support opportunities.
Each purchase includes two raffle tickets with a chance to win fun prizes:
- A gift basket from Eat The Change, featuring their newest product Justice Tea
- A signed copy of Stephanie Izard’s latest cookbook, Gather & Graze
- A dining experience for TWO at various Boka Restaurants
- A site tour and bottle of La Normande from Rhine Hall Distillery
- An ice cream cake from Bartleby’s Ice Cream Cakes
- Four Chicago Cubs tickets valued at $250 provided by Republic Services
- The Hatchery Holiday Basket provided by Here Here Market
- 10 12oz bags of Snow Days Pizza Bites valued at $150 including swag
- 4 free tickets to the Field Museum
Each ticket purchased gives a free ticket to a West Side resident. Are you a West Side resident interested in attending for free? Reach out here.
Chef Rick Bayless is an American chef and restaurateur who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. His highly rated public television series, Mexico: One Plate at a Time, is broadcast coast to coast and his nine cookbooks have earned multiple high-profile accolades. Located in Chicago, Rick’s Frontera Grill and Topolobampo have each received the “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year” designation from the James Beard Foundation — an unprecedented feat for side-by-side restaurants. His wildly popular fast-casual Xoco debuted in 2009 and Tortas Frontera at Chicago’s O’Hare airport has changed the face of airport dining. In 2019, he partnered with ICNC and The Hatchery Chicago to begin the Impact Culinary Training program, addressing the need for skilled, trained kitchen staff in Chicago’s restaurants and the high unemployment rates among young adults on Chicago’s West Side
Taylor Mason is the owner of Taylor’s Tacos, a pop-up catering company that specializes in authentic street style tacos with a whole lot of soul! Born and raised on the west side of Chicago, the love for tacos started very early. While attending Pepperdine University in southern California she got to see the tacos coming right off the plancha, and when returning home after graduation she yearned for that same street taco experience. She decided to mix her soulful vibe and fuse it with authentic mexican flavors and Taylor’s Tacos was born. Taylor’s Tacos runs all catering operations out of the Hatchery and they opened their own event rental space in March 2022 and are moving into their own brick and mortar taco shop on Chicago’s near west side by January 2023.
Tuan Huynh is the founder of VietFive Coffee, an awarding-winning Creative Director, and community organizer. He came to the U.S. as a toddler from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Growing up in the Midwest, he has developed a uniquely diverse sense of creativity through the culture of the inner city. This experience has afforded him recognition from global fortune 500 brands, being named one of the 2019 Most Inspiring Chicagoans by Streetwise Magazine, and being recognized as the Mosaic Champion by the American Advertising Federation. Aside from his sharp design talent, Tuan’s work in the arena of diversity and inclusion is tireless and expansive – both within the ad industry and beyond. He is responsible for instituting a youth program at Leo Burnett that invites Chicago youth to learn first-hand about careers in advertising. Over 800 students have been provided the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exploration of new professional avenues. Tuan also partnered with local organizations to develop a creative lab in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the Southside. Tuan also spearheaded The Pencil Project which is a collegiate scholarship program where students submit their creative portfolios defining why they are “the difference that makes a difference.” Tuan became a founding member of Chicago PEACE, a nonprofit that seeks to create positive generational impact with the focus on families.
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