Natalie Shmulik
The Hatchery Chicago

Chicago is the home of many large, leading food and beverage companies. But did you know the city also is home to just as many start-ups and dedicated creative spaces—just for them! Come hear Natalie Shmulik, CEO for The Hatchery Chicago. 

This $34 million innovation incubator center—a non-profit business—opened in December 2018 as one of the nation’s largest food incubation spaces. The 67,000-sq-ft. facility has 56 private production-ready kitchens, a large shared kitchen, walk-in dry/cold/freezer storage, business planning services and a dynamic co-working space for meetings and events. 

Along with an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University, Shmulik has a wide range of experience working with supermarkets, culinary publications, consumer packaged goods companies, and food service establishments. Shmulik brings has a unique perspective on food incubators and she will share success stories—and more, from The Hatchery Chicago’s first nine months.

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