Upcoming Classes & Events

Starting A Food Business

Webinar IL

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding.  This event is free for residents of the West Side communities. To …

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$40

Networking Event: LGBTQ+ Companies – Leading from the Inside Out

Webinar IL

Diversity in leadership builds an inclusive environment that strengthens businesses and builds communities. Join ICNC's Devin de Lima with a panel of Chicago's influential, LGBTQ+ food and beverage leaders to learn how they have cultivated a safe space for customers and employees, leverage their communal influence appropriately, and create awareness.   About the moderator:   Devin …

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$20

Garfield Park Community Eats

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL

Join us on The Hatchery Plaza on Saturday, July 2 for this year's Garfield Park Community Eats event. In partnership with the Taste of Chicago, we invite local residents to come out for live music, food vendors (including members of The Hatchery), and summer fun on the West Side. PARTNERS      VENDORS

Free

Meaningful Mentorships Series: Network Building in Action

ICNC 320 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL

IN PERSON AT ICNC A follow up to our June 16th class, discover the many forms of mentorship, share how to build out your bench, nurture your network, and set yourself up for success the second part of this workshop will be all about the application and working through building out your bench with your …

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$20

How to Create Healthy, On-Trend Snacks

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL

Consumers are looking for healthier snacking options that are also craveable and delicious. Join our global ingredient partner, olam food ingredients (ofi), as they present salt reduction solutions and recipe formulations that will meet consumer's demand for better-for-you snacks that don’t compromise on taste.   About the Presenters: Chef Jill Houk has been with ofi …

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$20

Starting A Food Business

Webinar IL

Follow your dreams of starting a food business with our help. Join Natalie Shmulik of The Hatchery and Cheryl Balough of Balough Law Offices to go through a food business checklist and make sure you structure your business correctly from the start. This class covers required licensing, certification, financing, and branding.  This event is free for residents of the West Side communities. To …

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$40

Back to School

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL

In partnership with Allies for Community Business, Garfield Park Community Council, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, ICNC, Impact Culinary Program, Ingredion, and Synergy, we're welcoming residents to our plaza for an afternoon of food, crafts, and family fun! Get ready for the next school year with healthy meal ideas and giveaways that will help set students …

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Free

Understanding Shared Kitchen User Licensing

Webinar IL

REGISTER HERE   Join the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Department and The Hatchery Chicago to discuss Shared Kitchen User Licensing requirements, including how to apply, required documents and inspections, frequently asked questions, and more. This presentation will provide learnings from real-world experience operating in a shared kitchen space.  REGISTER HERE   About the Presenters:  Lawrence …

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The Value of Investing In Your Community

The Hatchery Chicago 135 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL

Investing in your community is essential. When a business becomes a part of the community, everyone wins through economic development, job creation, and engagement. At this event, you’ll hear how business leaders are investing in their local neighborhoods and cities, seeing business results, and making a better and more inclusive Chicago. Join the members of …

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$50

Recipe Basics: Development and Formulation

Webinar IL

Formulating a scalable recipe that has the right flavor and texture is one of the most important aspects of your food product. Join Ingredion’s Chef Nelson Serrano-Bahri to hear key principles that can be used by food entrepreneurs to develop commercial-ready formulas and test your product. Learn to properly measure ingredients, go over bakers and …

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$20

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