Hello Everyone, it's been a long time since I have blogged, but I absolutely had to share this story with you all. I am always inspired when I hear of people being creative, innovative and following their dream of entrepreneurship especially when one of them is my family member *smile*. Needless to say we have a great sense pride over our inventor Jeremiah Chapman and of course I can't leave his business partner Jacob Huff out. These two young men are awesome!
In 2013, FreshFry began in a research lab as a question– how to extend frying oil life in a simple and safe manner? Through many lab hours of creative thinking, the answer took the form of a teabaglike pod that captures all dissolved impurities in frying oil. After proof of concept, lab and field testing, the FreshFry Pod was born.
FreshFry earned the Vogt Invention and Innovation Award and its founder Jeremiah Chapman, was named to Forbes’ 30-Under-30 list in Manufacturing.
FreshFry Pods are comprised of a patent pending material and construction that removes dissolved impurities in frying oil, thereby extending the life. The Pod is the first “in the fryer” active filtering product, and is compatible with any fryer.
Repeat customers include top Louisville, KY restaurants like Mayan Café, Rye, and Galaxie. Others customers such as the KFC YUM! Center and Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium serve 30,000 to 55,000 hungry customers at over 170 events per year.
Currently, Jeremiah and Jacob are seeking a $10,000 microloan to expand their manufacturing operating space. To help them raise funds go to https://zip.kiva.org/loans/18055
For more information about the FreshFry product or to contact go to http://www.freshfry.me
About the Team
Jeremiah Chapman is the founder of FreshFry LLC, a Louisville, KY based start up that produces the FreshFry pods and other innovative frying technologies. He has an undergraduate and Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the Speed School of Engineering, where he graduated cum laude. His realm of experience is within nanotechnology, adsorption and small/large scale chemical manufacturing.
Jacob Huff is a partner of FreshFry LLC. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville, where he graduated magna cum laude. Jacob specializes in process development, computer-aided design, and hardware.