About 25 years ago I had a dream that I thought could make the world a better place. The dream was simple: use the power of vegetables to create a healthy fast food. Looking back today, I don’t think I could have predicted just how many people were also looking for such a product. Ever since, it has been my life-long passion and pleasure bringing healthy, innovative and convenient plant based meat-like foods to people everywhere.
Founder and President
Our vision is to see gardein™ on menus and dinner plates nationwide – simply as the healthy protein option – as in, you can have the salad with chicken, fish or gardein™ – we’re committed to producing foods that people just love to eat, are good for you and are light on the planet.
Global food demand will grow 50% by 2030 and there will be significant need for more protein. We think gardein™ is part of the solution. We believe eating more plant-based foods builds good health and is good for our planet too. It’s part of the reason why we like to say, goodness grows.
It’s an exciting time for all of us – as more and more people discover gardein™. Making great tasting foods is something Yves and the rest of the team here focuses on every day – that’s why we recently completed the safe quality foods (sqf) audit program, our facilities are haccp certified, and we even have kosher foods in our range.
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journey to green
We know that by eating gardein™ you’re making a choice that’s good for the environment as well as for you, and we want to do our part too – that’s why we’ve started our “Journey to Green” program. Please check back here on what we’re up to and we’d love to hear your suggestions on how we can get even greener.
We’ve reduced the amount of our retail packaging by 11% – same amount of great tasting gardein™, just in a smaller, cuter pack! We commissioned some external consultants (one of which, was voted the world’s 2nd greenest person last year!) to take a look at how making gardein™ compares making chicken or beef. It was great to see where we are and to set some new goals.