The Hatchery

The Hatchery is a Food and Beverage Incubator for Start Up companies looking to grow their business. We provide onsite tools, educational classes and events, and commercial grade kitchen space to ignite your dream into reality.

About

Food businesses create good jobs with relatively low corresponding educational requirements. A lack of affordable food grade spaces available for rent and the high upfront cost to build out a food grade space creates a significant barrier to growth for food entrepreneurs. The Hatchery removes these barriers to growth and creates good jobs in the City of Chicago.

The Hatchery Chicago enables local entrepreneurs to build and grow successful food and beverage businesses and provides job training and placement programs, which in turn create sustainable economic growth and new job opportunities.

 

The new Hatchery facility includes a broad range of kitchen spaces and services to meet the needs of growing food and beverage businesses.  

The 67,000 square foot facility is one of the largest food incubation spaces in the U.S. with:  

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    Large Shared Kitchen

     
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    54 Private Kitchen Spaces

     
     
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    Co-Working & Meeting Space

     
     
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    Walk-in Dry, Cold, and Freezer Storage

     
     
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    On-Site Business Planning & Support

     
     
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    Incubation Services including Classes & Events

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tax Services

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Insurance
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training
  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactDani Zuchovicki
Address135 N Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone(312) 283-5723