About us


About Rival Foods

We craft products we feel good about. Good for planet, people and animals.
Many of today’s plant-based meat or fish alternatives are processed products like burgers, minced meat, sausages and battered products. Alternatives for unprocessed whole-cuts, such as chicken breast, ribs and fish filet are still rare to find. With our unique production process, we transform plant-based ingredients into whole-cut products that have a remarkable texture, taste and juiciness and are easy to prepare with different cooking methods.

How it all started

It all began in 2014 when our co-founder Birgit Dekkers started researching the technological opportunities of plant-based proteins and how to create textures with them. After finalizing her PhD project at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, physicist and engineer Ernst Breel joined Birgit to co-found Rival Foods in 2019.

Ever since our start-up engaged numerous employees that work tirelessly on the development and commercialization of our plant-based meat alternatives, driven by the need to restore our food system. Today Rival Foods has established a small-scale production to deliver the first products to you!

Our Mission

In addition to contributing to sustainable and healthy nutrition, the core mission of Rival Foods is to accelerate the protein transition and revolutionize the food industry by introducing plant-based products that suit any type of cuisine and any type of diet. Therefore, we aim to cooperate with a variety of commercial customers in order to make our products internationally accessible to a wide range of consumers.

We craft foods, we feel good about: plant-based foods without compromises.


Interested in our products?

Rival Foods provides unique specialties to chefs and food professionals to create high-quality plant-based whole-cuts, without compromising on texture, juiciness and taste.
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