Grubhub x The Hatchery Chicago® Private Kitchen Pitch Competition – Now Accepting Applications

September 26, 2023

Since we first opened our doors in Chicago 19 years ago, Grubhub has been committed to positively impacting communities in the city that gave us our start. As a part of our new $300,000 partnership with The Hatchery Chicago®, a leading non-profit incubator dedicated to fostering successful food and beverage businesses on the West Side of Chicago, Grubhub is sponsoring a pitch competition to help local entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses. 

Panoramic view of The Hatchery facility | Photographer: James Steinkamp Photography

Interested Chicago-based food and beverage entrepreneurs can apply now through 5:00 pm CT on Monday, Oct. 23. Once the application period closes, five finalists will be selected to pitch their business plans on how they will grow their restaurant concept – and of course, share samples of their delicious food – to a panel of judges during The Hatchery’s annual fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 1. Our first place winner will be awarded rent-free access to the private Grubhub Kitchen at The Hatchery for an entire year, plus additional wrap-around support from The Hatchery and Grubhub.

With this partnership and the pitch competition, we are thrilled to continue supporting independent restaurants and creating opportunities in the hospitality industry in our hometown. For additional competition details, please visit The Hatchery’s website.