2017 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
The Hatchery Chicago Illinois (the Hatchery) is an economic development incubator for the food and beverage industry located in the East Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Hatchery offers kitchen space, business development, and entrepreneurial training, enabling small businesses to bring their production to scale. It increases access to healthy, fresh food to the residents of the supporting neighborhoods, creates hundreds of jobs, and offers courses in food handling and production to local residents. With this award, the Hatchery engages with community organizations and local residents to promote job training, programs for entrepreneurs, and other free or subsidized services.