Our Story

Better Protein
From Upcycled
Plants

Food waste is a global issue that every country struggles with. In the US alone, over 80 billion pounds of food is wasted each year: 30-40% of America’s annual food supply is simply wasted. 


There are numerous causes of food waste, but one of the most unfortunate is when perfectly edible produce is thrown away due to size, blemishes, or overall “ugly” appearance. It’s estimated that approximately 20% of healthy, edible produce gets thrown out purely for cosmetic reasons – weird shapes, different colors, or even blemishes on a peel that most people don’t actually eat.


I started UNLIMEAT to address the issue of food waste in my home country, South Korea. My career involved visiting many farms, where I saw firsthand the amount of food going to waste, and began working on a solution: Upcycling. I learned that excess grains like wheat and rice had many uses, and eventually realized that upcycled plants could be used for plant-based meats. 


We use upcycled, wholesome proteins to make delicious plant-based meats designed for diverse global cuisines. We want to accelerate the transition to plant-based eating by making it convenient and delicious for consumers. That is why we’re relentlessly finding ways to expand our offerings, from Korean BBQ to Pulled Pork, Pepperoni and Dumplings to Katsu, using diverse plant ingredients, not just soy and pea protein. We believe that plant-based meats can be for everyone and work with every type of cooking and cuisine. That’s why we call ourselves UNLIMEAT - Unlimited Meat.


FOUNDER AND CEO

Our Mission

Balanced
Wholesome
Korean Food with

Plant-based Innovation


Food waste is a global issue that every country struggles with. In the US alone, over 80 billion pounds of food is wasted each year: 30-40% of America’s annual food supply is simply wasted. 


There are numerous causes of food waste, but one of the most unfortunate is when perfectly edible produce is thrown away due to size, blemishes, or overall “ugly” appearance. It’s estimated that approximately 20% of healthy, edible produce gets thrown out purely for cosmetic reasons – weird shapes, different colors, or even blemishes on a peel that most people don’t actually eat.


I started UNLIMEAT to address the issue of food waste in my home country, South Korea. My career involved visiting many farms, where I saw firsthand the amount of food going to waste, and began working on a solution: Upcycling. I learned that excess grains like wheat and rice had many uses, and eventually realized that upcycled plants could be used for plant-based meats. 


We use upcycled, wholesome proteins to make delicious plant-based meats designed for diverse global cuisines. We want to accelerate the transition to plant-based eating by making it convenient and delicious for consumers. That is why we’re relentlessly finding ways to expand our offerings, from Korean BBQ to Pulled Pork, tuna and Dumplings to Kimbap, using diverse plant ingredients, not just soy and pea protein. We believe that plant-based meats can be for everyone and work with every type of cooking and cuisine. That’s why we call ourselves UNLIMEAT - Unlimited Meat.


Co-CEO

Our Story
Better Protein From Upcycled Plants

Food waste is a global issue that every country struggles with. In the US alone, over 80 billion pounds of food is wasted each year: 30-40% of America’s annual food supply is simply wasted. 


There are numerous causes of food waste, but one of the most unfortunate is when perfectly edible produce is thrown away due to size, blemishes, or overall “ugly” appearance. It’s estimated that approximately 20% of healthy, edible produce gets thrown out purely for cosmetic reasons – weird shapes, different colors, or even blemishes on a peel that most people don’t actually eat.


I started UNLIMEAT to address the issue of food waste in my home country, South Korea. My career involved visiting many farms, where I saw firsthand the amount of food going to waste, and began working on a solution: Upcycling. I learned that excess grains like wheat and rice had many uses, and eventually realized that upcycled plants could be used for plant-based meats. 


We use upcycled, wholesome proteins to make delicious plant-based meats designed for diverse global cuisines. We want to accelerate the transition to plant-based eating by making it convenient and delicious for consumers. That is why we’re relentlessly finding ways to expand our offerings, from Korean BBQ to Pulled Pork, Pepperoni and Dumplings to Katsu, using diverse plant ingredients, not just soy and pea protein. We believe that plant-based meats can be for everyone and work with every type of cooking and cuisine. That’s why we call ourselves UNLIMEAT - Unlimited Meat.


FOUNDER AND CEO

Our Mission
Balanced Wholesome Korean Food with
Plant-based Innovation

At UNLIMEAT, our mission for 2024 is to lead a revolution in the alt-protein industry through a consumer-centric approach that goes beyond the conventional focus on price, taste, and convenience. Our cutting-edge technology harmonizes novelty and tradition, enabling us to create diverse textures, nutritional profiles, and appearances with minimal waste.


Specializing in wholesome plant-based food, we utilize proprietary plant-based proteins and expertise in Asian cuisine to introduce innovative Korean tastes and flavors to the frozen category. With the rising interest in Korean culture and a growing demand for Korean food, we aim to cater to consumers seeking unique flavors.


We are excited to unveil our new venture, 'Innovating in K-Food,' offering trendy Korean food with plant-based innovation. Join us on this culinary journey as we redefine the alt-protein landscape, combining cultural richness with cutting-edge technology to deliver delicious and sustainable options for a diverse and growing market.


Co-CEO

Made From
Upcycled Plants
For Better World

We take perfectly edible but unloved produce that would otherwise go to waste due to size, blemishes, or cosmetic imperfections and use them to create delicious plant-based foods. We are proud to be a member of the Upcycled Food Association, and we donate 1% of our revenue to environmental causes.

Our Roots

We're Korea’s leading plant-based meat company. Our plant-based meat can be used in a wide variety of dishes, and while we stay true to our Asian roots, we’ve also ensured that our plant-based meats are the perfect ingredient for both Eastern and the Western cuisine.

Manufacturing

Our commitment to constant innovation delivers the best textures and flavors. We have one of the largest plant-based factories in Asia and leverage a large OEM network to produce a wide range of plant-based foods quickly and efficiently.

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