Build a Platform for Access & Collaboration to Help Chicagoland to be recognized as “The Silicon Valley of Food & Beverage” based on its growth, ideas, diversity/inclusion, and strength and connectedness of industry in the region.
the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
CFBN is the premier platform for food and beverage professionals to connect, contribute, and transform the industry.
Collaborate and interact with other leaders and innovators from the local food & beverage industry and expand your professional network.
Information & Education
We're your central source for the latest industry events, forums, news, and the only job board solely dedicated to Chicagoland’s food & beverage industry.
Exclusive Perks & Events
Industry & Co-packer Directory
What Members Are Saying
“Chicago’s reputation as a leader in the global food and beverage innovation and manufacturing sector is the result of many varied dedicated professionals who recognize what the Windy City has to offer. Until the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network was formed, there was no organization where we could all come together to learn, share and strengthen Chicagoland’s ability to nourish and feed the world.”
“As a degreed food scientist and industry communicator, and a life-long resident of the city, I appreciate all of the contacts I have made by attending CFBN events that I never would have met elsewhere. This includes marketers, lawyers, financers, analysts, academia, designers, and more. The entrepreneurs who share their stories do so to help others succeed. Together we make Chicago shine!”
CFBN gets you connected to collaborate with industry partners
Featured Blog Post:
INFLATION REDUCTION ACT: OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANUFACTURERS
CohnReznick is excited to share their newest piece of M&D thought leadership. This article highlights the opportunities available to manufacturers in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
A SUMMER OF INNOVATION & OPPORTUNITY
Our friends at World Business Chicago continue to lend their unwavering support to Chicagoland and facilitate connections with the industry's most innovative corporations through their collaboration with the mayor's office, and we are excited to embrace the upcoming changes.
Check out our latest feature for connecting with other professionals and exchanging ideas - the CFBN Member Forum!