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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.




Falafel co-packer? 3 Replies

I am looking for a co-packer in Southern Calif area to manufacture falafel balls and patties.  I would greatly appreciate any suggestions to contact.Thanks, JimContinue

Started by Jim Broussalian in Manufacturing. Last reply by Darlyn Valencia Jan 26.

Looking for a US food scientist for question re: nutrient loss in cooking 2 Replies

Thank you.Continue

Tags: nutrient, food scientist

Started by Kerry Mark Blackman in Formulation & Ingredients. Last reply by Kerry Mark Blackman Jan 25.

Custom made brownie cutter. Does anyone know of a good company 2 Replies

If you have ordered any custom cutters can you please pass along the name and number of the manufacturer to me.  Thank you.Continue

Tags: made, custom, brownies, cutters

Started by Nancy Wadsworth in Manufacturing. Last reply by Nancy Wadsworth Jan 24.

58mm Silver Button-Top Lids for Sale

Hello-Is anyone looking for 58mm Button-Top, plasti-twist lids, in silver? I have two boxes of these, one containing 1600 lids and the other just over 1500.If you're interested, please drop me an email here. I'm located in Los Angeles, CA.Continue

Started by JR in Accounting and Bookkeeping Jan 22.

Snack Business for Sale --Don't start from Scratch!!

Snack/dessert business business for sale.  Mainly holiday business.  Wholesale and gift business.Selling basically for cost of getting started.We've done the start-up work for you...Website, urls, graphic design, labels, Recipes, co-packer, packaging, shipping, licensing/corporate papers.  And we even have new flavors and products ready to go.Nice mailing list and regular customers.Owner has another obligation, she must attend to.Inquire to discuss, 323.493.5929.  Continue

Tags: up, costs, covered., start, business

Started by Nadine Weiss in Retail Jan 19.

commercial food prep space available for rent in orange county area 2 Replies

Health permitted , state proved commercial prep space available for rent.Ideal for dry food (spices, bake, drink, soup mixes, rice ,grain mixes...etc) packaging space. Prep sink, 3 compartment sink, hand sink, mop sink, dry storage, 3 stainless steel working, packaging tables, scales, vertical band sealer, semi auto filling machine, impulse sealer, heating sealing guns...etcHourly ---$15.00Minimum 2 hour requiredMonday--Saturday8:00 a.m.---5:00p.m.For more detail ...Contact …Continue

Started by Seung Yun in Business and Food Law. Last reply by Seung Yun Jan 15.

Winter Fancy Food Show

Does anyone have connections for badges or registration? My partner and I are interested in going but they want $200.00 for a non-member attendee badge. Please email me if you've got info in regards to discounted fees.THANKS!LAWRENCEContinue

Started by Lawrence Novitch in Marketing & Trade Shows Jan 5.

Best practice; Silica or Oxygen Absorbers?

Hello All,Curious on what the best method is to keeping a granola type product properly dehydrated and fresh. I understand that oxygen and moisture are both factors that have an impact on the overall flavor and shelf life. After doing some research of my own i'm finding that Silica packets are comprised of Silica gel that remove moisture of various products. An oxygen absorber, removes the oxygen. I would like to keep the product the freshest possible with the longest shelf life possible. Your…Continue

Tags: packets, packaged, food, granola, dehydrated

Started by Skeet Frazee in Packaging & Labeling Dec 14, 2015.

Food Bar Codes 2 Replies

Hello,I'm looking for info on food barcodes.Can you please give me an idea of cost and websites that offer the service.We would like to be compliant with all the major grocery stores.BestTony Continue

Started by Tony Escalante in Packaging & Labeling. Last reply by Tony Escalante Dec 2, 2015.

HELP! Prepared portions distribution channels

Hello everyone!My mother & I started a company called Ricecue. Our initial plan was to sell prepared portions of Taiwanese comfort foods out of the 4th st Market in downtown Santa Ana. However that is proving more difficult than we anticipated because they are undergoing new ownership and the entire location is being revamped. Now we are exploring new distribution/retail channels but it's been slow going.We are considering selling at local farmers market in the new year.If anyone as any…Continue

Tags: advice, small, business, portions, comfort

Started by Ricecue in Retail Dec 1, 2015.



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