The company called Hampton Creek Foods is a food technology company that is making an effort to make more plant-based foods that can be substituted for animal based products. One of their earlier successes was a plant-based egg product called Beyond Eggs. It was followed by a plant-based version of mayonnaise called Just Mayo. As time passes this company plans on expanding their list of vegetable based products.
Hampton Creek Foods was founded in 2011 in San Francisco, CA. as a food technology company. The two founding partners were Josh Balk and Joshua Tetrick and they had built the company up to 110 employees in 2014. Products such as Beyond Eggs, Just Mayo, Just Cookie Dough, and Just Cookies are being carried by Whole Foods, Safeway, the Dollar Store, Costco, Kroger, Walmart, and others. This food manufacturer is working to build the world’s largest database of plants. They want to use plant-based ingredients to replace current ingredients such as sugar, dye, trans fats, MSG, and other animal products.
In 2012 this company moved to a new facility in Northern California to enable them to expand the company headquarters and hire more employees. One of the first new products at this location was Beyond Eggs. In 2014 the company opened a 90,000 square foot plant in San Francisco. With expanded facilities and product line, this company now has products in 15,000 locations around the United States. It has been named a “Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum. Now hampton creek food products are being served in 2,300 public schools and 400 university and government locations. Hampton foods will be an international company in 2016 with a projected market of 10% of their overall sales going to foreign countries in Asia and elsewhere.
This company’s plan is to use technology to produce healthier, less expensive food with less impact on the environment. This involves doing a lot of research into plants using a huge worldwide database on plants and their properties. Their research will help them find useful plants from around the world for healthier food products. They will then tell the world’s farmers about new cash crops to raise to supply companies manufacturing new food products. They have indexed 4,000 plants they feel have new food production possibilities. They are developing many new products such as noodles, ice cream, salad dressings, dips, and dessert mixes. For more information, please go to the website.