Member Testimonials

“The Food Maker Hub has been an enormously helpful resource for my business, Beachy Cream. The advice I’ve received from speakers at the educational seminars, the contacts and the exchange of ideas between members is invaluable. Michel Algazi offers members a wealth of information, not available anywhere else, that is taking my business to another level. I wish I had known about this group earlier as I would likely have saved a lot of time — and money!”

— Ann Ryan, CEO - Beachy Cream



"The Food Maker Hub is a wonderful idea. It is a great resource of information and is nice to have the support of other entrepreneurs. Michel is very knowledgeable and willing to share his experience."

-- Gail Chester, Lively Up Your Breath, LLC 


“Thank you so much for creating The Food Maker Hub and taking the time and energy to organize all these awesome presentations that I have been able to attend. The amount I’ve learned so far is immeasurable and has really validated my dreams and passion as a food artisan. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you at the next one!”

— Daisy Romero, CEO - Mascaro Family Foods


“As someone with no food & beverage background, The Food Maker Hub has been an amazing resource in launching my business! By networking within the group and attending some of the educational work shops I was able to connect with the Whole Foods buyer that I’d been trying to reach for over a year! For anyone starting a food or beverage business I would highly recommend joining!”

— Jayla Siciliano, Founder - Bon Affair



"As a small, start up business in the food industry, The Food Maker Hub has been very helpful in networking with other similar start up entrepreneurs.  With so much to learn in food business, the seminars offered through The Food Maker Hub have been informative and practical.  I would encourage other members to attend as many as their schedules allow."

-- Chris Chun Denton, CEO, Ricebliss



“The Food Maker Hub has be essential in advancing my business, Beach Bum Foods,LLC. Because of the Fine Foods Group, I was able to make critical connections with the Local Foragers at Whole Foods Market. Now my lentil avocado dips are selling at Whole Foods Markets in the LA area! I was also able to form relationships and friendships with other entrepreneurs going through the same challenges and hurdles of running a food business. Thank you Michel and The Food Maker Hub. ”

-- Elana Istrin Founder/CEO of Beach Bum Foods



The Food Maker Hub has been an invaluable resource for Fruigees throughout our entrepreneurial adventure. Having a responsive, accessible, and supportive network filled with seasoned vets and start-ups alike has been instrumental to Fruigees' success. 

-- Josh Kahn and David Czinn, co-founders, Fruigees, Inc.



"We love the events The Food Maker Hub organizes.  They are always a great opportunity to meet like minded food entrepreneurs, with the frequent possibility of partnerships that have helped grow our business."
-- Robert Kronfli, Kronfli Brothers, LLC



“About 3 years ago when I was just getting on gear to have my small business going, I was referred to The Food Maker Hub by a good friend. And that was a very good referral!

I did learn a lot about food manufacturing, and networking was also one of the benefits of being a member of this organization.

Michel was very helpful. The Food Maker Hub offers seminars that are also very informative to the industry.”

— Linda Estrella Ikeda, CEO Jumpstarter Body Fuel, Inc.



delivery from L.A. to Bay Area 6 Replies

Hi-I have a fulfillment center in L.A. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) and need product delivered (cheaply) from there to Bay Area (Peninsula) distributor. A specialty food store in N. CA has ordered product and need to get it up there fairly quickly. Any suggestions would be so helpful. Thanks,Sydney, CEO, Love'illyContinue

Started by Sydney Burkhardt in Distribution & Logistics. Last reply by Skinny Batches Feb 24.

Frozen Food Packaging and Design 2 Replies

I'm seeking  Eco-friendly packaging for my desserts,  that are presently in wide-mouth mason jars. I'm going UN-baked frozen cobbler, easier for shipping and cost. Any suggestions on a packaging company a reasonable package designer or frozen food consultant,  please let me know. Contact 310.925.9717 or email lionel@sinlessdesserts.comThanks,Continue

Started by Sir Lionel Ivory Hill in Packaging & Labeling. Last reply by Sir Lionel Ivory Hill Feb 24.

Share Slides from Whole Foods Forager event in Pasadena?

Hey everyone! I was wondering whether anybody snapped photos from the slideshow presentation last Saturday 2-21 and would be willing to share? I forgot my camera and wasn't able to jot everything down.I'd much appreciate it! my email is michele@fluxappeal.comThank you,Michele AliseContinue

Tags: pasadena, foods, whole, forager

Started by Michele Alise in Merchandising Feb 23.

Kitchen or Bakery on West Side 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,We're a small nut and nut butter company looking for a new kitchen space on the west side, preferably near Culver City. We have limited hour needs right now, but we are starting to get into some retailers and have interested distributors, so we expect our needs to expand. We are extremely clean and respectful of the spaces we work in. Hoping to find a friendly owner who we can start a relationship with. Suggestions? Thanks in advance!Dave Wolfecrazygonutswalnuts.comContinue

Started by David Wolfe in Manufacturing. Last reply by David Wolfe Feb 23.

Looking for a Los Angeles/SoCal distributor for high-end cookies 2 Replies

Delicious Yogini Cookies is researching local (Los Angeles/Southern California) distributors.  Any recommendations?  FYI, we currently sell in upscale gorceries on bakery tables and coffee houses as a grab 'n go.  Any feedback/experience is greatly appreciated.  Thank you, NancyContinue

Started by Nancy Wadsworth in Distribution & Logistics. Last reply by Nancy Wadsworth Feb 23.

UPC, Universal Product Code 2 Replies

Hi All,I need UPC, Universal Product Codes for my products. Does anyone know where, how to get some inexpensive UPC numbers? So far everything I found online is in the $thousands each number?I was supposed to deliver tomorrow and had told the vendor that the few stores that carry my stuff make their own in -house UPC codes, and she said ok, but today she asked again, so she really needs them, and I should have some by now anyway.I was surprised not to find this topic on our forumPlease,…Continue

Started by Jolie Assina in Packaging & Labeling. Last reply by Austin Feb 16.

Need help moving organic snacks 3 Replies

Hello,I currently sell a variety of wholesale Organic and Gluten free snacks. Does anyone know of a distributor, grocery store or eCommerce websites interested in buying?  Please see attached pictures. I would like to move these products pretty quickly. Response is greatly appreciated. Thanks!Austin Continue

Started by Austin in Distribution & Logistics. Last reply by Austin Feb 16.

Sandwich wholesale 2 Replies

I'm thinking about starting a small sandwich shop, and was wondering if anybody knows about a sandwich wholesale in LA area.Continue

Started by Anahid S. in Retail. Last reply by Anahid S. Feb 15.

chocolate enrobing machine in Orange County area 1 Reply

HI!  Can anyone recommend a kitchen that has a chocolate enrobing machine and cooling machine company in the Orange County area for small quantities? Thank you!Continue

Tags: rental, kitchen, enrobing, chocolate

Started by Nadia Hubbi in Manufacturing. Last reply by Michel Algazi Feb 11.

In need of a Small business lawyer 5 Replies

HI! I am looking for a small business lawyer who can help set up a partner agreement and contracts for investors, legal advice in general. Can a food lawyer do this as well? I saw one discussion about food lawyers. THANKS!Continue

Tags: contracts, partner, agreements, investor, business

Started by SaraJean Cameranesi in Business and Food Law. Last reply by Glenn Gottlieb Feb 10.



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