KitcheNet Named Winner of BOOST 2018

Chicago, IL (November 14, 2018) — KitcheNet announced as the winner of the 7th annual BOOST.

BOOST, a crowd-funded pitch fest that seeks to solve complex environmental challenges around the Midwest, is presented by the Delta Emerging Leaders, Delta Institute’s associate board.

The Delta Emerging Leaders are passionate young professionals who work as an extension of Delta Institute to create programming that engages and empowers young leaders to advance innovation and sustainability in Chicago.

“Last night, the community voted and chose KitcheNet as the 2018 BOOST winner,” said Bill Schleizer, CEO at Delta Institute. “KitcheNet founder, Trista, won over the crowd with her plan to bring fresh fruit to food deserts in both neighborhoods and office spaces. We are proud to welcome KitcheNet to the BOOST family and look forward to working with them to achieve their mission of equitable access to fresh produce for all.”

This year’s BOOST finalists included BareItAll Petfoods, Four Star Family Cyclery, and winner, KitcheNet. Each finalist pitched their business idea to an audience in Wicker Park’s Chop Shop on Tuesday, November 14th where the winner was decided.


About the Winner: KitcheNet is a team based in Hyde Park that believes in the power of food as medicine and that eating fresh is a basic human right. They are striving every day for their vision of an equitable access to fresh produce.

About the Delta Emerging Leaders: The Delta Emerging Leaders is the associate board of Delta Institute that empowers young leaders to advance innovation and sustainability in Chicago.

About Delta Institute: Delta Institute is a nonprofit that envisions a region in which all communities and landscapes thrive through an integrated approach to environmental, economic, and social challenges. To accomplish this vision, Delta collaborates with communities to solve complex environmental challenges throughout the Midwest.

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