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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.




Guidelines and tips for new redesigned FDA Nutrition Labels

At Menutail, we've written a primer on some of the changes, and some of the decision paths that trigger different rules and label types. Even if you aren't using Menutail, some of the workflows will be useful if you are generating these labels by hand.  Also attached is a PDF of the same document.…Continue

Started by Daniel Quach in Packaging & Labeling Oct 7.

Orange County Primer Designer Pop Up Food Festival

With over 300 spaces available for Students, Chefs, Cooks and Entrepreneurs!Get your feet wet without drowning in debt! We will be in the best location possible,the fabulous Huntington Beach State Beach, at 21601 PCH @Beach Blvd.Opening October 7-9, 2016 from 10 am until 10 pm. Where will your brand be?check us out at In 2017 we plan over five pop up food event.or email at 7148374731 Continue

Started by Lv in Marketing & Trade Shows Sep 28.

Deli Cup Printing

Hello,I'm looking for a company that will print on 8oz plastic deli cup?Looking to get away from printed labels.ThanksTonyWolfpeach Salsa Co.Continue

Started by Tony Escalante in Packaging & Labeling Sep 26.

Heavy duty Stainless Steel Table for sale

We have an extra long ( 18' x 36" x 36") stainless steel table that we no longer use.  Pick up would be in Burbank.  Looking to sell for $150.00.  It has a back splash 6".  If interested, please call Darien at 818 -784-2931 ext. 104.Continue

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Started by Ann Hickey in Manufacturing Sep 23.

Los Angeles Shared Kitchen 2 Replies

Hi all! I'm looking for a shared kitchen in which to produce my organic and vegan ice pops. Ideally, I'm looking for a commercial kitchen space where I can rent or sub-lease part of someone's existing kitchen. I would love to work at a place like LA Prep but unfortunately that is currently out of my budget. My email address is Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can send my way! Continue

Started by Julia Taylor-Brown in Manufacturing. Last reply by Linda Estrella Ikeda Sep 16.

Best practice; Silica or Oxygen Absorbers? 1 Reply

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. Last reply by Linda Estrella Ikeda Sep 16.

Anyone looking to buy a like new Flow Wrapper machine?

We have closed our business and are selling our equipment. We have a "like new" horizontal Flow wrapper machine.Selling our like new EntrePack HT-842 Horizontal Flow Wrapping Machine.ApplicationsDesigned to package uniformly shaped solid products including soaps, chocolates, cookies, candies, energy bars and other bakery products.The HT-842 produces repeatable, leakproof, seals using a variety of common multi-layer packaging films using PET, OPP, Nylon, PE, CPP.Pick up please.We bought for…Continue

Tags: Packaging, Wrapper, Flow

Started by Michelle Steadman in Packaging & Labeling Sep 8.

Whole Foods - Local Producer Loan 2 Replies

Has anyone acquired a loan through Whole Foods Local Producer program?If you have, would you mind sharing your experience with it?Thanks much.Continue

Started by JR in Fundraising and M&A. Last reply by Marshall Lebovits Aug 28.


I need a bakery mfg, cookie co-packer to produce my cookies for Gelson's Markets,   located in So. Cal.Must be GSI certified.Cheri De Rose - (818) 681-2614Continue

Started by cheryl de rose in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Last reply by Michel Algazi Aug 16.

Looking for Wholesale Dark Chocolate (Vegan & Soy Free) 7 Replies

Hi there!I am looking for wholesale 70% (or +) Dark Chocolate that is Vegan and Soy Free. Any tips would be highly appreciated it. Thanks! ViviContinue

Started by No Moo (non-dairy ice cream) in Manufacturing. Last reply by JEFFRAY D. GARDNER Aug 12.



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