GW Chew has been a vegan food inventor/restaurateur for over 15 years. Adopted at birth into a family with the last name “Chew,” Chef Chew believes that he was born with a mission and purpose to change lives for the better, one chew at a time.
Chef Chew grew up in the country amongst a family of heavy meat eaters, many of whom were plagued by many diseases from diabetes to cancer. Inspired to begin living a healthy lifestyle, he switched to a plant-based diet in 2001 and started experimenting with creating vegan food products in 2004. He invented the Better Chew proteins in his mom’s kitchen, which can be found at Whole Foods and The Veg Hub, a plant-based restaurant he launched in Oakland used to combat food deserts.