Kitchen Space

For decades, Allies for Community Business and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) were working independently to help food and beverage entrepreneurs and invest in underserved communities. But together we knew we could do more.

In 2016 we teamed up to create a joint venture to build a 67,000 square foot food and beverage incubator on the West Side of Chicago called The Hatchery. The Hatchery provides a wide range of services and networking opportunities to help food and beverage entrepreneurs at every stage.

Grow Food Businesses
at The Hatchery

  • 54 private kitchens leasable by year
  • 5 shared kitchen spaces rentable by the hour
  • Dry/cold storage, loading docks, and meeting spaces

Train with Great Chefs
with Impact Culinary

  • 12-week training program for aspiring young chefs
  • Classroom courses to prepare for a restaurant job
  • Paid internship at a Chicagoland restaurant

Prepare for Good Jobs with the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC)

  • Adult training and job placement
  • Support for West Side employers
  • Business advice on hiring

Promote Local Products at the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market

  • Year-round indoor and outdoor market
  • Showcase of West Side products across industries
  • Prep space and storage inside the building

Host a Community Event
at The Hatchery

  • Large event hall with capacity for 200 guests
  • Large conference room and smaller meeting rooms
  • Outdoor plaza


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