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“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.



Any thoughts on selling on Amazon - not FBA

I would love to get some feedback on any experience selling on Amazon - not fulfillment - just as a seller.  Success, kudos, frustrations, etc.?Continue

Started by Nancy Wadsworth in Retail on Wednesday.

Seeking Food Publicist 4 Replies

Hi all - Looking to hire a publicist with a food emphasis to promote my baking mix line from Cherryvale Farms. Please forward any potential leads! Thanks, Lindsey RosenbergCo-Founder, Cherryvale Farms @CherryvaleFarmsContinue

Tags: publicist, marketing, pr

Started by Lindsey Rosenberg in Web Marketing / Social Media Mktg / Consumer Engagement. Last reply by Lindsey Rosenberg on Monday.

creating a nutritional panel 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,I am looking to put together nutritional panels for my products. Please suggest who or where I should be contacting. If anyone has a good experience please forward their mail or #. Really need to get my things started. ThanksContinue

Started by Navaz Nooshin in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Last reply by Michel Algazi on Sunday.

Do You Need an Organic Co-Packer? 2 Replies

We are building out a 13,000 sq ft facility in Long Beach that will be Organic and Non-GMO Project certified.  We currently manufacture ice cream and cookies, but are willing to consider other organic products -- preferably shelf stable or frozen.  We will also have warehouse space available.We should be operational by January 15th.Continue

Tags: Non-GMO, frozen, Cream, Ice, Cookies

Started by Ann Ryan in Manufacturing. Last reply by Jim Broussalian Jul 23.

Heat-Sealed Bags Popping in Transit 1 Reply

Hi all,I'm having some trouble with my heat-sealed poly bags popping below the heat seal in transit. I'm trying to figure out if it's the quality of my bags, or if it's the way I am packing them for shipping. Anyone have any experience in this?best,LeahContinue

Started by Leah Ferrazzani in Packaging & Labeling. Last reply by Gail N Yukawa Jul 22.

Great Price On Chocolate - looking for fellow entrepenuers to group buy and get a great pr 1 Reply

looking for fellow food entrepreneurs to group buy and get a great price on chocolate ingredients.  Conventional and organic available.  If interested contact me at (310) 505 4678.BrianContinue

Started by Brian layne in Formulation & Ingredients. Last reply by Michel Algazi Jul 21.

Licensing and Royalty deals 1 Reply

Hello!Can anyone provide any information on licensing a product to another company that would label it under their private label, sell it and pay us royalties? Also looking for info regarding licensing products that they would manufacture, then label under their private label and sell.thanks in advanceAnnabelleContinue

Tags: co-manufacturing, royalties, licensing

Started by Annabelle Lee in Brokerage & Sales. Last reply by Michel Algazi Jul 21.

Food Making Products for Sale!!

Hello there!Any of you food makers need a vacuum sealer machine, Organic Lucuma Powder, rice paper pouches or silica gel sachets? I am selling of them! Please contact me for details.310-994-2414All the best,MarcellePictures here...Organic Lucuma Powder…Continue

Started by Marcelle Little in Accounting and Bookkeeping Jul 21.

Organic commercial kitchen 1 Reply

Hello everyone,I've spent weeks trying to find shared USDA organic certified commercial kitchen in Los Angeles area without any success.If anyone knows of such facility, please share with me.I am willing to travel 50 miles away from LA and more.Thank you.YanaContinue

Tags: kitchen, commercial, organic

Started by Yana Sletten in Manufacturing. Last reply by Leah Ferrazzani Jul 10.

Need a co-packer in Orange County, CA! 3 Replies

Hello all!I am looking for some recommendations for a co-packer in Orange County, CA that has smaller minimum requirements. :) Preferably, a gluten free facility...Thanks for any help you might be able to provide!Continue

Started by Amanda Connelly in Manufacturing. Last reply by Amanda Connelly Jul 8.



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