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by Union Kitchen

Cullen Gilchrist, CEO & Founder of Union Kitchen, takes a deep dive behind the scenes of packaged Food and Beverage businesses made in DC. From launch to national scale, Cullen speaks with DC founders about their challenges and triumphs throughout their journey to building successful CPG food businesses. Union Kitchen is a food business Accelerator. We build successful food brands by bringing together our Accelerator with our K... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E02 - Stone's Throw Hash Returns to Food Founders!

    S02 E02 - Stone's Throw Hash Returns to Food Founders!

    In this episode, we speak with Ben James, founder of Stone's Throw Hash. Growing up in rural Virginia around neighboring farms, Ben developed a love for food. After taking courses in sustainability, Ben was shocked to learn that l...

    29:47
  • S02 E01 - Berg Bites: Shaking Up the World of Protein One Bite at a Time

    S02 E01 - Berg Bites: Shaking Up the World of Protein One Bite at a Time

    In this episode, we speak with Dan Berg, founder of Berg Bites. Dan founded Berg Bites during his Junior year at George Washington University after eating these homemade bites growing up in New York. Dan began selling Berg Bites i...

    31:07
  • Season 1

  • S01 E10 - Compass Coffee: How Two Former Marines Teamed Up To Create Real Good Coffee

    S01 E10 - Compass Coffee: How Two Former Marines Teamed Up To Create Real Good Coffee

    In this episode, we speak with Michael Haft, co-founder of Compass Coffee. Michael, along with co-founder Harrison Suarez, bonded over a shared love of coffee while deployed as marines in Afghanistan. After moving back to DC, they...

    42:11
  • S01 E09 - Bee J's Cookies: A Cookie Worth a Second Helping

    S01 E09 - Bee J's Cookies: A Cookie Worth a Second Helping

    In this episode, we speak with Bryant Jones and Andrea O'Neal of Bee J's Cookies. Bryant, our baker, doesn't have a sweet tooth; he has sweet teeth! Bryant, grew up baking with his grandmother, Sweetie. Because of this, he doesn't...

    16:02
  • S01 E09 - Swizzler: Real American Eats From College Dorms to the District

    S01 E09 - Swizzler: Real American Eats From College Dorms to the District

    In this episode, we speak with Jesse Konig, Co-founder of Swizzler. Jesse and co-founder Ben Johnson, began their business partnership after selling hot dogs together in college at Wake Forest. Now, through their food trucks, rest...

    33:27