December Tasty Tidbits Roundup
Union Kitchen welcomes you to 2024!
Here at Union Kitchen, we pride ourselves on creating an ecosystem for CPG entrepreneurs to build their businesses to last. Did you know that we bring on 40 amazing entrepreneurs each year into our Accelerator? Our Spring Cohort is just around the corner so get your applications in now so you can make your CPG dreams a reality!
Cricket Protein, Toasted Ravioli, and Adventures in St. Louis!
Cullen Gilchrist, Founder and CEO, and Elena Rosenblum, Vice President of Union Kitchen, served on the Selection Committee for the Serving Our Communities Foundation's Food City Grant event in St. Louis! At this gathering, Cullen and Elena had the privilege of judging budding entrepreneurs passionately pitch their concepts spanning from the comforting familiarity of Cheesecake and Toasted Ravioli to the more adventurous realm of Cricket Protein.
Keep reading for more details about the event ⬇️
Through their collaboration with Union Kitchen, the Serving Our Communities Foundation awarded $150,000 in grants to packaged food brands owned by underrepresented founders, farmers, and social impact initiatives.
Margarita Womack, Founder and CEO of Maspanadas was on fire in 2023! She was recognized as Entrepreneur of The Year by the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce This is not the first time Margarita was recognized for her impact in the community this year, as she was also named to the 2023 Nosh Notables List, and the Bethesda Magazines, "Women Who Inspire" List! She also launched the Latin Goodness Foundation, a non-profit organization with a noble mission – empowering immigrant women, their families, and the communities they call home. This philanthropic initiative reflects Margarita's commitment to giving back and creating a positive impact beyond her business endeavors.
Pepperoni lovers rejoice! Jordan Fainberg and Pinsa Love have launched their widely anticipated pepperoni Pinsa into Union Kitchen stores. This expands upon his already wildly-successful product line and is sure to be a slam dunk! 🏀
Donna Faye's Bakery🥖
Accelerator Brand Donna Faye's Bakery has launched their widely-anticipated Cranberry Carob Granola! Founder Jamila Jenkins started Donna Faye's Bakery in honor of her late Mother and Grandmother. Indulge in passed-down family recipes that honor their legacy!
📢Calling all Salsa lovers! Matthew Gillespie and Bulldog Brinery have finally launched their delicious Cantina Salsa! Bulldog Brinery is adding this delectable treat to their fantastic product line and the product is bound to be a rousing success!