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Mingle With Jim Carbine of Local Foods

April 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am 10:00 am

Join us for the April 10 Friday Morning Mingle

Guest speaker is Jim Carbine, CEO, Local Foods

Admission: Free, no pre-registration needed

Jim Carbine is CEO at Local Foods and Butcher & Larder, located on Willow St. in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Local Foods is a regional wholesale food distributor serving restaurants, caterers and food service companies in the Upper Midwest, and also operates a retail grocery store, café and butcher shop at the Bucktown location. Local Foods connects local smaller-scale ranchers, growers, entrepreneurs and makers to consumers in the greater food community who are searching for clean, source identified, sustainable food for their families and customers. 

Jim Carbine came to Local Foods in 2019 as an operations and sales executive with 35+ years of experience in the Food/Distribution/Restaurant and Paper/Paperboard/Packaging industries. 

Jim’s previous experiences included: senior vice president at NEWARK Recycled Paperboard Solutions (an $850MM Paper & Packaging company);  co-founder/owner/operator of two critically acclaimed restaurants and a ¼-acre urban culinary farm in New Jersey; founder & principal of The Guardians Consulting (Chicago);  and co-founder of the Front Burner Foundation, a non-profit focused on building a more diverse, skilled, and financially literate workforce in the Restaurant, Hospitality, and Food & Beverage communities in Chicago. 

Andrea Carbine, Jim’s wife, is a 2-time James Beard Award-nominated chef and is principal with Optimist Consulting LLC, which is focused on the food and beverage industry. Jim & Andrea re-located back to Chicago in 2017, where Jim was born and raised. 


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