Take your food business to the next level by joining
The Business of Food
The Business of Food is a business incubator specifically designed to help you launch, grow, and expand your business. We can help you no matter what stage your business is in, from writing your business plan to expanding across town, and everything in between.
Calling all Chicago area food entrepreneurs and growers!
It’s an exciting time to be launching a new food product! Our shared kitchen is available if you need production space. In addition, we can help you learn about product development, packaging options, branding, working with a co-manufacturer, understanding the sales process, and how to manage your business for success.
Food Service Operators
Restaurant owners, caterers, and food truck operators this is for you! Preparing food is easy in our state of the art commercial kitchen space. We can also teach you the skills to manage your operations, understand your profitability, ensure food safety, hire a team, market your business, and even how to grow it!
If you’re exploring ways to build your business outside of the growing season you’ve come to the right place! Our food industry professionals can help you identify value-add opportunities. We can also help you improve the profitability of your business through budgeting, crop costing, and pricing.
A unique business incubator conveniently located in
Chicago’s western suburbs
Our programs and facilities are specifically designed for food entrepreneurs and growers. Whether you’re a start-up still working on your business plan or an established business that’s ready to expand, you’ll feel at home here. Plus, to join, our only requirement is that you’re committed to developing your business.
- Your business can be about any type of food or beverage
- It doesn’t matter what your current revenue is (we welcome early stage businesses!)
- And this isn’t about revenue sharing or equity offers (but we can help you explore funding options, if you’re interested.)
A complete business incubator designed to nourish the talents of entrepreneurs and create opportunities for them to flourish
The Business of Food offers food entrepreneurs and growers everything from educational programs, production resources, to marketplace. There are even programs to test the sales potential of your business concept.