ABOUT US


NextGenChef is a San Francisco based culinary platform that allows Foodpreneurs to sandbox their ideas and connect with advisors who provide expert advice and support, enabling these Foodpreneurs to take their idea from concept to product. NextGenChef specifically targets aspiring chefs & Foodpreneurs who want to create local, affordable and regenerative food businesses. We partner with collaborative kitchens allowing Foodpreneurs to test their ideas and get their business off the ground.

Our mission is to be the #1 resource for aspiring foodpreneurs and food business owners by providing access to mentors and thought leaders around the world, while helping to build the next generation of local, regenerative and affordable food businesses.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

NextGenChef provides the initial ingredients on the road to success.

Platform & Network Access

Access to more than 1500 executive mentors to help get you and your business on the right track to turn your creativity & craft into a scalable business.

Collaborative Kitchens & Support

Access to collaborative kitchens to test recipes & ideas

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming Soon

Lauri Levenfeld

During her 12-year stint at Sundance Film Festival...

Maycoll Calderon

Maycoll Calderón was born in Venezuela on 1983 and in his short life has lived in nine different countries...

Justine Reichman

Justine Reichman, founder of NextGenChef, is always pleasantly surprised and grateful...

Meghan Smith

For nearly 20 years, Meghan has been telling other people's stories...

Heather Hardcastle

Heather Hardcastle knows pastry. Diagnosed with gluten intolerance in 2000...

Sophi Martin

Dr. Sophi Martin is a leader in innovation strategy and implementation...

Laura Scherling

Hi, I’m Laura! I am so excited to be your nutrition expert at NextGenChef. Think of me as your nutrition mentor...

Jay Rooke

Jay works with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to bring their companies...

Michelle Gleaton

"Michelle Gleaton has planned food- based events all over the world...

Adrienne Arieff

Adrienne Arieff is an entrepreneur and author of several books, including the controversial book...

Mariam Abdelghani

I wanted to create something that connected with my heritage but was also fun and meaningful...

Jermaine Jonas

Chef Jermaine Jonas grew up in the West Indies...

Dan Mills

Founder at Tinker Kitchen
I'm a food nerd and technologist. Currently, I'm building a maker space...

Shana Stein

My name is Shana Stein. My background is in Engineering, Marketing and Sales...

Patta Arkaresvimun

BiteUnite Founder
Patta Arkaresvimun is a woman of all trades. In the past, she has worked as a Visual Trend Analyst...

Cregg Green

Cregg Green is a Chef & food stylist originally from the sun-kissed, golden sandy isles of Jamaica...

Lindsay Kinder

Lindsay Kinder left a stable career selling corporate life insurance to pursue a childhood dream...

Adam Dean

Adam brings over 15 years of experience in cash management and commercial banking....

Sondra Bernstein

Sondra created the Sonoma FIG Foundation Fund in 2016 for many reasons, but most of all to share the passion...

Chef Terri Dien

Chef Terri can teach you the foundational culinary skills your product needs to become a reality...

Jerry Navas

Pastry Chef Jerry Navas grew up near Napa where he was exposed to the culinary intricacies of the wine country...

Aliza Grayevsky Somekh

Aliza Grayevsky Somekh of Bishulim SF
is an eighth generation Jerusalemite...

Andy Naja-Riese

Andy Naja-Riese is a creative, visionary, and compassionate leader who has a wealth of experience....

Daniela Kratz

Founder & Owner,
Farmhouse Lab

A Marin-based mom of two, Daniela, the mastermind behind Farmhouse Lab’s high-quality, real food...

Chef Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson is a Chef, Forager and native to the San Francisco Bay Area. His love of food stems from his family’s....

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PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

Thank you to all our sponsors who support aspiring Foodpreneurs to create local,
affordable and regenerative food businesses.

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