At Quorn Foods they like to look at things differently. The company produces tasty meat substitutes that are good for consumers as well as the planet. They call it Sustainable Nutrition. With yummy recipes for their products they try to inspire and surprise people with new tasting sensations and experiences. Worldwide Quorn Foods sells over a hundred different products. In The Netherlands varieties are being sold, ranging from Quorn chipolata sausages and vegan filets to spiced fillet strips and satay pieces.
The essential ingredient of all products is mycoprotein. An ingredient that is rich in fiber and protein and is made from a nutritious fungus. This fungus was first discovered in 1967, but wasn’t allowed to be sold on the English market until 1985. At that point Sainsbury’s started to sell the product of Marlow Foods. Europe and the U.S. followed a few years later. Mycoprotein is low in caloric content and fat and does not contain cholesterol. The production process of Quorn is more environmentally friendly than the production of animal protein, which makes it very sustainable.
Quorn Foods is an ambitious company that aspires to be the largest meat substitution company globally. Last year, global growth was 16 percent. The European turnover increased with a whopping 27 percent. The company develops, produces and sells their protein products from the U.K.. Philippine owned Monde Nissin owns the brand. Monde Nissin is well known in the Asian and Australian region for brands like Lucky Me!, Monde, Nissin, Peckish and Dutch Mill.
In The Netherlands Quorn can use a small office near Utrecht, which is located in a multi-company building with a dynamic atmosphere and a start-up feel. Sales is booming thanks to the efforts of Koos Hoekstra, who is now looking to extend his team. People at Quorn are passionate, take initiative and accountability and like to work as a team. An entrepreneurial spirit is highly valued, as is personal and informal contact.