The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) are pleased to present From Farm to Fork: Innovations in the Chicago Food Industry. As part of Chicago Booth’s Hamer Exploring Entrepreneurship Conference Series, this forum was the first of its kind to showcase the region’s leadership in the global food industry and discussed the trends and opportunities for growth in all parts of the value chain. The day included various panel sessions, high-level speakers, and participation from entrepreneurs, industry experts and consultants, investors, chefs, and representatives from economic development and government agencies.
White Paper & Food Handbook Released
As an outcome of the event, students, faculty, and the CEC collabroated to provide a follow-up report that integrated insights and recommendations from the conference, with additional research, about how to advance the regional food industry. In addition, the CEC developed a handbook for Chicago and Illinois food entrepreneurs that includes various resources to help them grow.
Read the White Paper (PDF)
Read the Food Resource Handbook (PDF)