Andrea J. Carbine is an entrepreneur, chef, and consultant working in food for over twenty years. For her work in the kitchen and in her own ventures, she was recognized with two James Beard nominations, a Local Hero award, and a Women of Excellence Award for Entrepreneurship. She has launched, operated, scaled, and sold her own entrepreneurial ventures. She also led operations for the Chicago outpost of the former Pilotworks, a culinary co-working space, helping to develop tools for entrepreneurs and B2B companies to build, scale, and develop their food-focused products.
These experiences make Andrea an exceptional strategist and consultant to young food businesses and creative entrepreneurs as they scale and develop. Today she consults with New Venture Advisors in the development of food processing facilities and food business incubators, helping to design operating models and programs that are tailored to the unique needs of kitchen users and entrepreneurs in the region.