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Leather Apron Club

1776 Culinary Presents : The Leather Apron Club

1776, founded in Washington, DC in 2013, is a place for entrepreneurs, disruptors, and innovators to gather and work to solve some of our nation’s most challenging problems.  It is now the nation’s largest network of incubators.

1776 Culinary is excited to open the doors to its state of the art kitchen at the Crystal City campus and invite you to a truly unique culinary experience – membership to a daily lunch club with freshly prepared, diverse and nutritious meals served in a dynamic atmosphere.

Skip the hassle of planning & preparing or purchasing your mid-day meal and join us for lunch instead! 

With 2-Day ($90/month) or 5-Day ($175/month) memberships available there’s no reason not to be a part of the fun, but don’t wait too long as spaces for this one of a kind culinary experience are limited!

Sign Up Today!

For a sneak peak at all the deliciousness coming your way check us out on Instagram @1776culinary and some of our delicious dishes below.

Each week we will post the upcoming menu on our webpage.  You will also receive a weekly email at the address you provide at enrollment.

This Week's Menu

Get involved

Interested in getting more involved with 1776? We are always looking for talented new entrepreneurs to join our space! Startup membership with 1776 will bring you the curriculum, connections, and feedback that you need to scale your business. Apply today to join our global network of entrepreneurs, mentors, and experts.

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Looking to get involved as a mentor or partner? You can email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Meet our founders

1776 was founded in February 2013 by serial entrepreneurs Donna Harris and Evan Burfield with the vision of building an inclusive incubator for startups disrupting entrenched industries.  In 2017, Benjamin’s Desk, a Philadelphia based co-working company, merged with 1776 to create the largest entrepreneurial ecosystem for startups in the Northeast Corridor. Currently Jennifer Maher is the sole CEO of 1776.

Meet our Team