Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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320 N. Damen Avenue
First floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Natalie Shmulik 

The Hatchery Networking - Mastering Media in the Food Space 


 This month 13 time James Beard Award winner and ABC 7 Food Reporter, Steve Dolinsky is joining The Hatchery for an in depth discussion on food culture and media. Chicago's "Hungry Hound" will be making a special appearance to discuss his experience in the food space and how media is changing the industry. Get insight on how to best communicate with this social media savvy generation and discover new trends rising up in the food space.

About The Speaker

Steve Dolinsky has won 13 James Beard Awards for his TV and radio work.

Currently, he is the Food Reporter for ABC 7 - Chicago. His “Hungry Hound” reports air on the ABC 7 News at 4 p.m. on Fridays and 10 p.m. on Saturdays, covering a range of food and drink-related topics. Steve also blogs at stevedolinsky.com, keeping people up-to-date on the happenings in the world of food and wine in Chicago and across the globe. He is the Co-Creator/Host of The Feed Podcast with Chef Rick Bayless (which garnered a Beard award in 2015 for best podcast) and also writes occasionally about food in the travel sections of the Chicago Tribune and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Steve is also a frequent contributor to Public Radio International’s “The World.”

In 2004, Steve started Culinary Communications, a food industry-focused media training company that works with chefs and other food and beverage professionals outside of Chicago, teaching them how to prepare for and handle all kinds of media exposure.

Steve volunteers his time for a number of charitable organizations in the Chicago area that focus on hunger relief, including Share Our Strength and Meals on Wheels.

Before joining ABC 7, Steve was Executive Producer and Host of “Good Eating.”  The weekly, half-hour show aired on CLTV, the 24-hour cable news channel owned by The Tribune Company.  You can follow his eating adventures at twitter.com/stevedolinsky.

Thank you to our event sponsors Groupon

First Midwest Bank


Catering sponsored by Konica Minolta:

This seminar is produced by The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community. Food entrepreneurship programming is funded in part by: