5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Morgan Manufacturing
401 N. Morgan St., Chicago

Don’t miss Chefs for Change, a star-studded Tasting and Cocktail Reception Fundraiser that immediately follows the conclusion of the 2019 Financing & Innovation Conference! Proceeds from this separately ticketed event will help expand the reach and impact of FamilyFarmed’s dynamic programs, including Naturally Chicago and the Good Food Accelerator.

The evening’s delicious food will be provided by:

Carolina Diaz of Terzo Piano  (Chefs for Change co-chair)

Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q (Chefs for Change co-chair)

Paul Fehribach of Big Jones

Goat Group Catering by Stephanie Izard

Devon Quinn of Eden Restaurant

Jenny Yang of Jenny’s Tofu

Successful Exits with founders of Skinny Pop, Enjoy Life, Protein Bar & Tera’s Whey

The highlight of the evenings program will be a panel discussion on Successful Exits. Founders of regional companies that have sold to larger entities will share their experiences and insights.

Panelists include:


5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Chef Station Sampling and Cocktails

7:00-8:00 p.m.: Successful Exits Panel Discussion

8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Cocktails and Networking


Carolina Diaz portrait

Carolina Diaz

CharlieMcKenna portrait

Charlie McKenna

Paul Fehribach portrait

Paul Fehribach

Goat Group Catering Logo

Devon Quinn

Goat Group Catering Logo

Stephanie Izard

Goat Group Catering Logo

Jenny Yang


Andrew Friedman

Tera Johnson

Laird Koldyke

Scott Mandell

Matt Matros