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Nell Funk, Chef/Owner

After a long and diverse corporate career, Chef Nell followed her heart and made the leap from the corporate world to the culinary world. A lifelong home cook with a penchant for making meals from scratch, she honed her skills at the Culinary School of Kendall College, and opened the Evanston-based catering company Fantastic Funktions. It was then that she began cooking up a business plan for NWC Food Incubator (originally Now We're Cookin'.) As originator of the Culinary Service Center concept, Chef Nell has a passion for working with start-up and early-stage culinary businesses. Her unique combination of business savvy and culinary finesse is an asset on which her clients at NWC Food Incubator have come to rely.