A Deloitte study states that food and beverage has the most potential for regional growth within the manufacturing space. Food ingredients manufacturing is a $71 billion industry that’s expected to grow at a rate of 14.5 percent nationally, and it’s expected that organic food production will grow at a 20 percent rate.

Boosting start-ups, building industry relationships

The Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge is a two-phase competition featuring an online application and preliminary judging component followed by a finalist judging event similar to the Food Network.  Winners take away seed money and other prizes. All finalists walk away with valuable advice, exposure and industry connections that further their business objectives.

We partner with high-profile chefs, grocery store owners, food industry executives and manufacturers who love the opportunity to give back by providing mentorship.

Sponsors gain valuable exposure in key markets, build customer relationships and encourage economic development.