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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.




Low Acid Beverage Co-Packer Needed

Hello All, Our product is a cold-brew coffee beverage and we are in need of a low-acid beverage co-packer that does Aseptic or Retort in a PET or PP bottle, not a Tetra Pack. Any referral or introduction is greatly appreciated!Continue

Tags: contract-manufacturing

Started by Shai Rambod in Manufacturing on Wednesday.

Selling our Nutritional Bar company

We are selling our Raw Superfood Bar company. We own all our own hi end manufacturing equipment and flow wrapper to make these bars. We are in most SoCa Whole Foods stores. Must sell for personal reasons.We are looking for suggestions on a Business Food Broker that could find buyers for us.Thanks so much it is greatly appreciated.MichelleContinue

Started by Michelle Steadman in Brokerage & Sales Jul 15.


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 Kristoffer Quiaoit Jul 14.


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 Jul 11.

USDA Certified CoPacker Needed 5 Replies

Hi All - I'm desperate for a USDA certified copacker for a product of mine that has sold into Gelson's. Any leads would be super helpful. My cell 818-688-1927. Thanks.

Started by Denise in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Last reply by Sydney Burkhardt Jul 8.

Whole Foods - Local Producer Loan

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 Jul 7.

Fruit Snack Co-Packer

Hello:Can anyone recommend a fruit snack co-packer...think fruit roll-up.Thanks! Continue

Started by Sydney Burkhardt in Manufacturing Jul 6.

Co Packer and share kitchen

Hello,If you are looking for a small co packer with small volume, you may contactLinda E. IkedaWe are limited to Gluten free only kitchen.We do baking and/or raw foods.We have a Formatic R1200 brand new.Contact info: Linda E. Ikedainfo@jumpstartbodyfuel.comGood dayLindaContinue

Tags: energy, bars, cakes, cookies, protein

Started by Linda e. Ikeda in Manufacturing Jul 6.

Source in LA for phosphoric and other acids?

Hi, I'm trying to test different acids in a drink, and don't know where to find them in LA (other than citric acid).  I'd like to buy a small amount of phosphoric and other acids to see how they affect the taste of my drinks.Any ideas?  Thanks!Continue

Started by Raffi Koj in Formulation & Ingredients Jun 29.

FOR SALE: Sizable stock of 4.65 Fl. Oz. glass jars with black lids

ForSALE_4.65ozBottle_Descrip%26Photo.rtfd.zipFor SALE: 4.65 Fl Oz glass jars with black lidsPrice is negotiable if entire batch of several thousands is picked up  DETAILS: 1.  4.65 oz. (138 ml approx.) bottle capacity, filled to the top2.  Bottle height (without cap) = 83.5 mm3.  Width:  across two…Continue

Started by Abe Oswal in Packaging & Labeling Jun 27.



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