Award-Winning Chef Built Community Through Cooking

August 22, 2021

Award-winning, plant-based chef and entrepreneur GW Chew aka Chef Chew, the Founder and CEO of  Something Better Foods Inc., has built a community through his cooking and reimagined soul food with Better Chew (plant-based protein solutions with a taste, texture, and appearance to satisfy a craving for meat). 

With celebrity fans ranging from rapper T-Pain to comedian Tony Baker, a $500,000 equity investment from ICA, and products available in WHOLE FOODS, Chef Chew is on a mission to bring better food to food desert communities nationwide.

Inspired to begin living a healthy lifestyle, Chef Chew switched to a plant-based diet in 2001 and started experimenting with creating vegan food products in 2004. He painstakingly invented the Better Chew proteins—featuring beef, chicken and seafood substitutes that mimic America’s most popular comfort and ethnic foods such as shredded steak, beefy ribs/brisket, fried chicken, and shredded chicken, in his mom’s kitchen and has perfected the textures and taste over the past 15 years. As part of his mission to democratize access to healthy food, Chef Chew most recently created the Better Chew Box to deliver healthy and affordable plant-based protein SOLUTIONS directly to your community. 

In 2008 he became a restaurateur with his first vegan restaurant and people loved the food. For years he ran restaurants in Arkansas, in Maryland, and celebrity hotspot The Veg Hub in Oakland, California. His mission was to go into communities that were designated specifically as food deserts to bring something better to the community and change a generation with better food. Soon thereafter he also began his motivational speaking, championing his motto to “give you something to Chew on.” The company’s mission statement is simply to “change lives one ‘chew’ at a time.

As a B-Corp, they are committed to democratizing access to healthy food and creating food solutions that are affordable and accessible by ALL people. 

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