A Beginner’s Guide to Co-Packing
March 3, 2021
You’ve got an amazing product, and customers can’t get enough. How will you increase your production volume to keep up with demand? If you’re outgrowing your space or have run out of hours in the day, a co-packer might be for you. Join this FREE one-hour webinar to learn from industry experts and get your questions answered!
Building on Hot Bread Kitchen and Brewing the American Dream’s work supporting small businesses, particularly Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), this panel will focus on:
- How to know if your business is ready
- What co-packers have to offer
- Potential challenges
- Opportunities to grow your partnerships
- And more!
Pure Organic Founder, Emerging Brand Coach (she/her)
Veronica Lehman is the founder of Pure Organic, an organic snack business she launched in 2006
inspired by her 6 year old vegetarian daughter. In 2008, Pure Organic achieved national distribution and
Veronica partnered with investors, expanded the portfolio of products and continued to grow the
business. In 2016, Pure Organic was sold to Kellogg under the Kashi family of brands.
Today, Veronica is a Business Partner at JPG, working with emerging brands to establish and grow
progressive new food and beverage businesses.
Founder of PastryBase, LLC, and Director of Sales at Hatch Packaging (she/her)
After over a dozen years of
working in the food industry & training in pastry arts at
L’Academie de Cuisine, Pastry Chef Jill decided to bring her passion for simple baking with pure
quality ingredients into the homes of others. In 2016 Jill launched PastryBase, and her LillyBean
line of scrumptious allergen-free Baking Mixes and Kits can now be enjoyed at home by anyone. Jill is thrilled to now also be a part of the team at
Hatch Richmond, an organization that works to inspire innovation, enable growth and promote
community within the food and beverage industry.
Chief Operating Officer, Tiny Organics
Carolyn is the Chief Operating Officer at Tiny Organics, an early childhood nutrition company focused on shaping baby and toddler palates to prefer vegetables. She has over a decade of experience as a supply chain and operations expert in the CPG industry with brands like Beyond Meat and FIJI Water. Carolyn has been recognized by Partnership for a Healthier America as a member of their Shaping Early Palates Council and a founding partner of the Veggies Early and Often Campaign. Look for her to pitch Tiny Organics on Season 12 of ABC’s Shark Tank later this year.
About the Food Entrepreneurship Forum
Hot Bread Kitchen’s Food Entrepreneurship Forum is an event series for anyone invested in rebuilding a more equitable and inclusive small business community—from owners to buyers, customers to employees, aspiring entrepreneurs to folks who want to see their beloved local businesses thrive. Forums include educational panels, workshops, pitching opportunities, and cooking classes–all with a focus on uplifting Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and working to ensure every entrepreneur has the opportunity to thrive.