Arlington Heights business, Scratchboard Kitchen, inducted into Illinois Made Program
For its creativity and chef-inspired dishes, Scratchboard Kitchen, has been accepted into the 2023 class of Illinois Makers, exemplifying authentic and one-of-a-kind experiences created by small businesses. The Illinois Made Program is presented by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Illinois Office of Tourism to drive tourism to every region of the state.
"Meet Chicago Northwest is always eager to elevate and highlight innovative businesses in our community, and we are thrilled to see that Scratchboard Kitchen in Arlington Heights has been honored in this way," says Heather Larson, president & CEO of Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW). "We are proud to welcome Scratchboard Kitchen into our Illinois Made family which includes Chocolate Inspirations in Roselle, Church Street Brewing Company in Itasca, Maple Leaf Coffee Roasters in Roselle, and Lynfred Winery in Roselle."
Each year, the Illinois Office of Tourism selects a group of small businesses that exemplify the hidden gems, experiences, and unique offerings that make Illinois a great place to explore for residents and visitors alike. Located in downtown Arlington Heights, Scratchboard Kitchen is a woman-founded and operated restaurant that prides itself in offering unconventional yet familiar food and drinks made from scratch. Helmed by executive chef Grace Goudie, Scratchboard Kitchen uses high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to create seasonally-inspired dishes that provide comfort and indulgence in equal measure.
Scratchboard Kitchen is among the many hospitality businesses collaborating with Meet Chicago Northwest to promote the region to residents and visitors alike. The Chicago Northwest region includes eight vibrant northwest communities: Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale, the northwest suburbs of Chicago are home to sixty hotels, hundreds of restaurants, world-class shopping and dozens of major attractions.
To learn more about Scratchboard Kitchen visit: https://scratchboardkitchenah.com. To learn more about Meet Chicago Northwest visit: www.chicagonorthwest.com and to learn more about the Illinois Made program visit: www.enjoyillinois.com/illinois-made/
About Scratchboard Kitchen:
Scratchboard Kitchen is a woman-founded and operated restaurant that prides itself in offering unconventional yet familiar food and drinks made from scratch. Helmed by executive chef Grace Goudie, who worked with renowned chef Thomas Keller at Ad Hoc and the three Michelin-starred The French Laundry, Scratchboard Kitchen uses high-quality ingredients to create seasonally-inspired dishes that provide comfort and indulgence in equal measure. The restaurant sources as many ingredients from local purveyors as possible and lets the bounty of the surrounding farmland guide its menu. Scratchboard Kitchen also offers a thoughtfully curated coffee, tea, wine and beverage program in addition to a daily selection of housemade pastries. Located in the heart of Arlington Heights, IL, Scratchboard Kitchen is an elevated yet welcoming dining destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For more information, visit: https://scratchboardkitchenah.com/
About Meet Chicago Northwest:
Meet Chicago Northwest (MCNW) is a nonprofit, 501c6, destination marketing organization whose mission is to promote its service area of eight communities (Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Wood Dale) for meetings, convention, sporting events, group tours, and leisure visits. MCNW concentrates on direct sales and marketing programs designed to promote the area in order to increase overnight hotel stays thereby enhancing the local economy through visitor spending. Meet Chicago Northwest is one of 37 Illinois certified convention bureaus and the first in the state to have achieved the prestigious DMAP Accreditation through Destinations International. For more information, please visit chicagonorthwest.com.