Opportunity for CPG, Baking, Confectionary, and Pastry Entrepreneurs

Dream Commercial Kitchen Pitch Contest

The Hatchery Chicago is excited to host our first-ever Dream Commercial Kitchen Pitch Contest.

This is an exciting opportunity for an early-stage baking, consumer packaged goods, confectionery, or pastry startup to pitch to win 3 months of free rent in one of The Hatchery's private commercial kitchen and a startup kit including:

  • One year of free Bloom Membership at The Hatchery Chicago
  • Culinary ideation sessions with Chef Mindy Segal
  • Ingredient kit from Ingredion and four hours of formulation and product development support with Chef Nelson
  • Use of donated commercial oven, work table, and smallwares from Zepole
  • $1,000 in ingredients from Sysco
  • $500 in UPS shipping credits
James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, restauranteur, and culinary cannabis innovator Mindy Segal will judge the pitches and also provide one-on-one culinary coaching to the winner. 
Applications are now open and will be accepted until March 31. For more information, see contest rules or contact Alex Horton, Marketing Manager.

Learn more & apply to pitch

Thank you to our Startup Kit Donors:

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