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Home Chef Plans Baltimore City, Maryland, Production-Distribution Center

Home Chef, an online and in-store meal solutions company, will establish a new manufacturing and distribution center in Baltimore City, Maryland. The project is expected to create more than 500 jobs by 2024.

The 150,000-square-foot facility will be located at 1701 East Patapsco Avenue and account for more than 30% of the company’s meal solutions delivered nationwide.

“We are thrilled to welcome Home Chef to Maryland. This expansion will allow the company to tap into the Mid-Atlantic market, while supporting the local economy and bringing hundreds of jobs to Baltimore,” said Maryland Commerce Acting Secretary Kevin Anderson. “We are thankful to the entire Home Chef team for its investment in the state.”

Maryland Department of Commerce and Baltimore Development Corporation worked with Home Chef to assist with project costs, location services, and a 10-year lease agreement. The state will provide a loan of $1 million through its Advantage Maryland program and Baltimore will provide a 10% match of $100,000.

"Home Chef's move into Baltimore City to expand its manufacturing and distribution center is yet another example of how the city's strategic location and easy access via rail, highway, port and air makes it a great manufacturing and logistics hub,” noted Baltimore Development Corporation President and CEO Colin Tarbert. “We are excited to see Home Chef grow in Baltimore and offer city residents employment."

Home Chef was founded in 2013 and purchased by Kroger Co. The company currently has facilities in California, Illinois and Georgia and serves over 300 million meals across the country which are available at 2,400 retail stores in Kroger-owned companies.

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