About 25 years ago, gardein(™) was founded by a Canadian chef and culinary expert. His vision was around using the power of vegetables to create a healthy fast food, and from this dream he developed gardein(™). For people seeking a healthier lifestyle, gardein(™) is the delicious, simple meal solution that allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods in a way that’s kind to both you and the planet. Each chef-created gardein(™) recipe is personally crafted to deliver the best taste, quality, and texture most like meat. The number of people that share our dream is more than we ever imagined. As we continue to grow, so does our commitment to our vision of making the world a healthier, more sustainable place.
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 our 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.
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.