World’s First Chicken Nugget Tasting Room Opens in Sebastopol

World's First Chicken Nugget Tasting Room Opens in Sebastopol Why did the chicken cross the road? To pair its nuggets with a tasty chardonnay at Wine Country’s newest tasting room. Sebastopol’s Hip Chicks, whose organic chicken fingers are now sold in more than 5,000 stores, have opened The Kitchen, a chicken nugget [...]

2017-12-21T13:31:45+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Press|

These 61 Badass Disruptors are Changing Your Food System

Jen Johnson and Serafina Palandech  – Making Chicken Nuggets Healthy EMILY MONACO After Johnson worked for ten years under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, she and Palandech co-founded Hip Chick farms, recently winning Food & Wine‘s “Most Innovative Women in Food” award for developing gluten-free, organic chicken nuggets, now available in the frozen food section [...]

2018-02-20T11:46:53+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Press|

For Hip Chick Farms Owners, 2016 was ‘Everything 2015 was Not’

For Hip Chick Farms Owners, 2016 was ‘Everything 2015 was Not’ CHRISTI WARREN For Jennifer Johnson and Serafina Palandech, co-owners of Sebastopol’s Hip Chick Farms, the past two years have been staggering. 2015 brought Johnson a cancer diagnosis, a brain tumor and if that wasn’t enough, the couple was faced with having [...]

2017-12-21T13:32:36+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Press|

What It’s Like To Cook at the White House

The women from Hip Chick Farms cooked for 300 White House staffers. MORGAN GOLDBERG We already knew Hip Chick Farms was doing big things, which is why we named co-founders chef Jen Johnson and Serafina Palandech two of The Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink in 2015. Now we’re not the only ones recognizing their [...]

2017-12-21T12:22:18+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Press|

No Pink Slime in this Start-Up’s Chicken Nuggets

No Pink Slime in this Start-Up's Chicken Nuggets CHRISTOPHER DILELLA No pink slime here: The co-founders of this frozen-food start-up say their goal is to provide healthier chicken nuggets to every kid in America. Bay Area-based Hip Chick Farms is an organic, frozen poultry product company founded by Serafina Palandech and her partner [...]

2018-02-20T11:41:44+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Press|

Cheetos Burritos, Anyone? Taco Bell Jumps On The Food Mashup Bandwagon

GEOFF WILLIAMSContributor...And, of course, let the debate begin anew, once again, whether this is the end of civilization as we know it."Things like this come about because companies are trying to modernize their menus basically to attract millennials, but I hope this new and old generation alike of eaters are horrifically insulted and disgusted [...]

2017-12-21T12:12:37+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Press|

Meet the LGBT-Owned Food Startup That Just Landed $500,000 on West Texas Investors Club

Meet the LGBT-Owned Food Startup That Just Landed $500,000 on West Texas Investors Club JARED LINDZON When Serafina Palandech and Jennifer Johnson first met the West Texas Investors Club, they felt worlds apart. When they left, they took an investment of half a million dollars home with them. The married couple and co-owners of Hip [...]

2017-12-21T12:42:57+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Press|