Our Story2018-09-26T20:24:44+00:00

Our Story

Chef Jen started her career working with Alice Waters, renowned chef and proprietor of Chez Panisse. It was there that she became passionate about creating food that incorporates only the freshest, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. However it was her work in Ann and Gordon Getty’s kitchen as their personal chef that motivated Jen to share her recipes with the world.

Explains co-founder Serafina Palandech, “Part of Jen’s job included cooking meals for all the children attending the school in the Getty’s home. All the kids loved her cooking – especially her chicken fingers!”

This became the inspiration for Hip Chick Farms’ line of artisan, transparently sourced poultry products that are convenient for busy families. “Our chicken products contain no artificial ingredients; it’s like I’m in your kitchen, making it for you fresh,” says Chef Jen.

Our products are kid tested, mother approved.

Chef Jen and Serafina are proud founding members of The F Project, a social-impact initiative aimed at raising the profile and economic success of female founders.

Our Mission

We have a two-part mission at Hip Chick Farms.  First, provide delicious, thoughtful and nutritious chicken products for all members of the family.  Our frozen food is easy-to-cook and fun to eat and makes you feel good.  Our products meet the quality standards of today’s educated and busy consumers.  Secondly, we believe in linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to the community and the environment.  A portion of sales from every Hip Chick Farms product is donated to local community organizations, and we are passionate about raising awareness about humanely farmed animals.  The result is feel good, easy food for all families!