Village of Whitefish Bay -Whitefish Bay resident, Linnea Harrington was the grand-prize winner of the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge in the Early Stage category on Wednesday, July 20 at Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Harrington beat 80 other candidates in the competition. The concept of her business is to create handcrafted and spirited frozen treats called Linnea's Pops & Lickers, LLP. The 'pops' are virgin and the 'lickers' contain alcohol. Seasonal flavors include strawberry basil lemonade and jalapeno peach margarita for summer, and spiced cranberry orange for fall.
Harrington launched the business in 2014. Her primary goal for the business is to resolve packaging issues and to take manufacturing to the next level.
Harrington won $2,000 in seed money from Reliable Water Services, tuition for a three-credit course at MATC during the 2016-17 academic year, consultation with FaB Wisconsin's Director of Innovation and a one-year membership in FaB. She also won a booth at the 2017 Midwest Foodservice Expo and a prize package worth $400 from Fein Brothers Restaurant Equipment & Supplies.