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.

Events & Opportunities

Opportunities to show off your skills at AIM Farmer's Markets Chef's Corner, showcase meals at co-living workspaces, and allow chefs to create meals through give backs.

Collaborative Kitchens & Support

Access to collaborative kitchens for research and development test recipes & ideas.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

NextGenChef Summit

The Bay Area Spring 2019

MENTORS

Mentors are invested in the growth of all NextGenChef aspiring Foodpreneurs
through our proprietary revenue share program.

 

Our Mentors play an integral role in the success of Foodpreneurs at NextGenChef. NGC Mentors serve as a resource and share their personal experiences and provide support and feedback.

MENTORS

Mentors are invested in the growth of all NextGenChef aspiring Foodpreneurs
through our proprietary revenue share program.

 

Our Mentors play an integral role in the success of Foodpreneurs at NextGenChef. NGC Mentors serve as a resource and share their personal experiences and provide support and feedback.

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...

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...

Jeanne Rosner

Jeanne Rosner is a board certified anesthesiologist who practiced at Stanford Medical Center for approximately 15 years....

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...

Shana Stein

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

Patta Arkaresvimun

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

Daniela Kratz

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

Jerry Navas

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

Andy Naja-Riese

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

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....

Elissa Goodman

Elissa Goodman is a holistic nutritionist and lifestyle cleanse expert...

Jim Torretti

Jim Torretti is an avid gardener and world traveler with a long history of community involvement...

Carolyn Zezima

Carolyn Zezima is the president of NYC Foodscape, a food systems and urban agriculture consulting...

Aliza Grayevsky Somekh

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

Maen Mahfoud

After coming to the U.S. from Syria to pursue medicine at UC Berkeley, Maen Mahfoud was shocked to see the level of poverty and hunger
...

Hunter Cressman

Hunter Cressman is a Vedic meditation teacher based in Marin. He enjoys sharing meditation as well as Ayurvedic medicine to help people...

Sadie Scheffer

Sadie Scheffer is an artist, an MIT dropout, and an accidental bread baker...

Cynthia Samanian

Cynthia Samanian is the Founder and CEO of Hidden Rhythm, an experiential marketing agency...

Jordan Russell

Jordan Russell is an accomplished private chef and expert in functional nutrition...

Tamara J. Hicks

A CA native, Tamara Jo Hicks grew up in the rural communities of San Diego Co. and in Oklahoma...

Chad Newton

Seasoned Bay Area Chef Chad Newton started Asian Box with Partners Frank Klein and Gracie Nguyen in 2012 to bring Palo Alto authentic...

Cameron McCarthy

Cameron McCarthy is the CEO & Co-Founder of WeStock, a product discovery app that helps brands get on the shelf...

Dr. Hemalee Patel

Dr.Hemalee Patel believes that we each have the power to control our own health using simple lifestyle modifications...

Ainsley Moir

Ainsley Moir is the author of Branding Beyond Logos and the founder of both Engineer Your Brand...

Alison Mountford

Alison Mountford is the Founder and CEO of Ends+Stems, a meal planning service...

Giovanni Montanelli

Giovanni Montanelli, President and Founder of VentiQuattro Food Consulting, Giovanni leads all facets of the company...

Gina Bria

Gina Bria is on a mission to teach the world how you can become optimally hydrated...

Elliot Begoun

I am a food nerd, it’s an undeniable fact. I’ve been in this business for over 25 years...

Cliff Kuehn

Cliff focuses on IP law to help technology companies protect and monetize their brands...

Ben Soppitt

Medium—Ben has been leading innovation and growth initiatives from strategy...

Claire Brumby

The Food Guide is a coach, mentor, speaker & best-selling author...

 

Rene Jacquat

Rene Jacquat is an advisor and the founder of LogiChain Solutions...

 

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PARTNERS + SPONSORS

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

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