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Plant Based World To Launch Products, Feature Celebrity Chefs At Expo

Plant Based World Expo

Attendees at Plant Based World Expo North America, Dec. 9-10, at the Javits Center in New York City are in for two days of networking, product sampling and opportunities to learn from well-known chefs and food industry experts.

These include:

  • Chef Chew, founder and CEO of Something Better Foods Inc., investor and TED talks speaker; 
  • James Corwell, certified master chef and the creative force behind Ocean Hugger Foods;
  • Rocco DiSpirito, James Beard award-winning chef, healthy lifestyle crusader and author; and
  • Palak Patel, owner of Dash & Chutney and a winner of Food Network’s Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.

“Our world-class line up of speakers will give you a better understanding of the ever-expanding plant-based industry and knowledge that you can start putting into action right away,” said Benjamin Davis, VP of content at PBW.

In addition to the line-up of speakers and educational sessions, several emerging plant-based brands will debut new products at the expo. They include:

  • CHKN Not Chicken is making its official debut as a brand at PBW and will be launching product online during the show. The company will be serving CHKN Street Tacos throughout the day on Thursday and Chinese CHKN Salad on Friday. Each day at noon, a private celebrity chef who has appeared on The Food Network, Bravo and E! will be preparing a special dish.
  • GWI Foods makes authentic Chinese dumplings and noodles. It uses organic ingredients to ensure quality, quantity and health. Its mission is to provide healthy, tasty Chinese authentic foods.
  • JINKA Vegan Tuna Spread will be launching its plant-based squid. Using a patent-pending proprietary blend of ingredients, JINKA is able to capture the same nutritional profile of squid and the same texture, taste and mouthfeel. 
  • OmniFoods will be showcasing its OmniPork range as well as debuting its OmniSeafood line. The exhibitor will have multiple dishes available to sample including Gyoza made with OmniPork Ground, sliders made with OmniPork Luncheon, OmniPork Teriyaki Strips and OmniFish Golden Filet with Tartar Sauce. 
  • Prefera Foods is launching its plant-based seafood line, UnFished. The Unfished brand is an ocean-friendly, tuna alternative made 100 percent from plants. Prefera will be sampling PlanTuna products prepared as a tuna alternative for sushi, as a vegan option for tuna salad and as plant-based tuna and salmon spreads.
  • PlanTerra Foods will debut True Bite Chicken Cutlets and Shreds. They have the same whole muscle look, texture, taste and feel as their poultry counterpart while remaining 100 percent plant-based, vegan and non-GMO.
  • VEGKY makes plant based jerky out of the stems of shiitake mushrooms. It is committed to creating vegan food without compromising taste and quality. The jerky is minimally processed, has a meaty texture and is full of flavor.
  • VFC Foods offers restaurateurs and retailers crispy, tender, vegan chick*n options, including; Chick*n Fillets for the perfect burger bite, Chick*n Bites for dipping and dunking and Popcorn Chick*n for a light sharing snack. Each product is high in protein.

Designed exclusively for foodservice and retail professionals, distributors, investors and manufacturers, PBW combines a conference with an exhibition showcasing thousands of plant-based products and brands from around the world. More than 200 exhibitors and over 3,000 industry professionals are expected to attend. 

More information about the show and how to register can be found at www.plantbasedworldexpo.com. To inquire about exhibiting at the upcoming show, contact Sam Morley at [email protected].

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