Next Morning Mingles Networking: Friday, August 23 with Jen Cafferty of Nourished Group

Friday, Aug 23

8:30-10:00 a.m.: LYFE Kitchen, 413 N. Clark St., Chicago



Morning Mingles Networking Events
Every Friday 8:30 – 10:00 am
LYFE Kitchen at Hubbard and Clark
413 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL

Admission: Free, no pre-registration needed

Next Morning Mingle on Friday, August 23, with Jen Cafferty, Founder & CEO, Nourished Group

Jen Cafferty is a nationally recognized expert on connecting gluten-free and free-from brands to consumers. As founder and CEO of Nourished Group (formerly The Gluten Free Media Group), Jen not only runs the largest specialty diet marketing group in the U.S. — she also owns the Find Me Gluten Free app and runs The Nourished Festivals, which together reach more than 3 million people and 6,000 brands annually.

Jen will be talking about her 12 years in the gluten-free industry helping brands increase sales by understanding their target customers. This talk will be extremely beneficial for emerging entrepreneurs and anyone looking to increase business within the gluten-free and allergen-friendly space.  Having worked with thousands of brands through the years, Jen will focus on what customers really want, frequent marketing mistakes brands make, and why sampling programs are essential to growing your business.

Jen transformed the gluten and allergen-free industry through her Nourished Festivals consumer sampling shows, which have been hosted for more than 12 years in 10 locations. Jen collaborates through The Nourished Group’s consulting division with numerous restaurants, CPG brands and retailers to ensure they are attaining their full marketing potential when reaching the free-from customer.

Jen and her family follow restricted diets to address a variety of health concerns. With years of experience living a gluten-free and allergen-friendly lifestyle, Jen’s opinion has become the seal of approval for many brands. Jen also is a Certified Health Coach and Chef, and frequently teaches lifestyle classes, writes articles and collaborates on gluten-free projects.



Upcoming Morning Mingle Speakers Lineup

Become a regular at the most dynamic, informative networking series in Chicago’s Good Food and Natural Products community.

August 23: Jen Cafferty, The Nourished Group

August 30: No Morning Mingle (Labor Day Weekend)

September 6: Ryan Pintado-Vertner, Smoketown LLC

September 13: Jordan Buckner, TeaSquares


Networking across the Good Food and Natural Products spectrum is one of the key priorities for Naturally Chicago. Our Morning Mingles at LYFE Kitchen (413 N. Clark St. at Hubbard) will take place every Friday (except holidays) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Coffee is provided, and attendees are urged to purchase LYFE Kitchen‘s delicious and nutritious breakfast items.

Each networking breakfast will feature a brief conversation with a Good Food and Natural Products leader. The rest of the event will be an opportunity for attendees to meet and connect with other community members who are dedicated to a better-for-you, better-for-the-planet economy.

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