1. Episode #83: The Momentum Continues: More Plant-Based Foods and Consumers! Looking Forward 32:22

Hello, Looking Forward listener! Thanks for tuning in!

Today on Looking Forward we’re going to focus on the

plant-based foods and eating trend… and it’s a large and growing one. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we’re going to take a look at what plant-based eating is all about and how the development of plant-based foods and eating has evolved over the past few decades in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. We’ll get a taste of which companies have become involved in this trend, and we’ll take a closer look at a few of those businesses. 


In Part 2, among other things, we’ll take a look at how COVID has affected the plant-based foods and eating trend, what the future may have in store for this trend, and what opportunities that might offer to YOU, our Looking Forward listeners. To help us with all this, we brought on another outstanding expert. He’s Chad Sarno.

A long-time pioneer of plant-based foods, Chad Sarno is the

co-founder and Chief Culinary Officer of Gathered Foods, makers of the disruptive plant-based seafood brand, Good Catch. Chad is also a co-founder of Wicked Healthy and the Wicked Food brands, with over 100 branded products in stores in the United Kingdom, and now available in the U.S. market nationally in Sprouts and Kroger.

Chad has launched restaurants in Istanbul, Munich, London, and Belgrade, served as VP of Plant-Based Education at Rouxbe Cooking School, and was the Global Wellness Coordinator, Media Spokesperson, and R&D Chef for Whole Foods Market’s focus on plant-based diets. Chad is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Crazy Sexy Kitchen,” “The Wicked Healthy Cookbook,” and “The Whole Foods Cookbook.”

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