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Production Space to Grow Your Business

The Hatchery incubator is located in a new 67,000 square foot production facility which includes shared and private kitchen spaces, cold/dry/freezer storage, loading/receiving docks, food truck servicing, coworking space, meeting rooms, event space, on-site support from industry experts, and a vibrant community of food entrepreneurs!

The Hatchery’s facility is designed to support a variety of food & beverage production needs, whether your business is catering, baking, CPG products, meal kits, or a food truck.

Our convenient location is accessible by two CTA rail lines, a Metra line, and CTA bus service.

Shared Kitchen Space

The Hatchery has a shared kitchen with:

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    Washing stations & prep sinks

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    Reach-in coolers

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    Stainless steel prep tables

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    Convection ovens

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    A deep fryer

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    Chargrills & 6-burner ranges

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    Commercial floor mixers

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    Speed racks

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    Stock pot burners

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    Wash room

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    Walk-in dry, cold & freezer storage

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    A kettle cooker, and much more!

Private Kitchens

The Hatchery has 56 commercial, food-grade private kitchens in a variety of sizes and configurations so you can expand as you grow. Each private kitchen comes equipped with:

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    Prep sink with attached work table

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    Three-compartment wash sink

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    Hand sink

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    Exhaust hood

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    Floor drains

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    Designated space in dry, cold & freezer storage area

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    Access to mop closet & cleaning supplies

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    24/7 facility and kitchen access

The private kitchens are move-in ready, making it easy to start production in a fully licensed space from day one!

Coworking Space, Meeting Rooms, & Event Space

The Hatchery has a dedicated space for tenants to conduct business outside the kitchen. Our coworking space includes a shared, open area as well as private conference rooms. 

Coworking space in The Hatchery is currently only available to kitchen users. If you are interested in booking one of our meeting or conference rooms for a private event, please complete our event inquiry form below.

The Hatchery’s event space is available for rent and can accommodate 100-200 people. Hatchery Members are preferred vendors for food and drink with events held in our space.

Storage

Hatchery residents can utilize the walk-in dry, cold and freezer storage areas for ingredients or finished goods.

On-site Support and Access to Financing

Entrepreneurs have access to comprehensive, industry-specific support, including teaching and mentoring. Accion, a joint venture partner and building owner of The Hatchery, is headquartered in the building.

Accion provides access to loan capital between $500 and $100,000 to qualifying Hatchery residents and members as well as free, on-site businesses coaching.

The entrepreneurs at The Hatchery form, and benefit from, a supportive community network.

Inquire about Kitchen Space at The Hatchery

Kitchen Application

Interested in producing at The Hatchery? Please fill out this business profile and we will get back to you with more information. Please note that we currently have a waitlist for new kitchen users. It may take 30-45 days to begin the onboarding process. We strongly advise that you obtain all of the required documents in advance so that you can have a seamless transition into the kitchen. We want each entrepreneur to have a great experience so we dedicate a significant amount of time to onboarding and orientation. We appreciate your patience.

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