What can you tell us about Nestlé’s commitment to providing sustainable meat alternatives?
A recent study showed that a limited red meat diet, rich in alternative protein sources, is better for the body as it decreases the risk of heart disease. Nestlé, being a people- and health-focused brand, has released a wide selection of plant-based products to meet the needs of its customers.
What are the latest trends in vegan food?
There are many new trends, especially when it comes to plant-based seafood, like plant-based vegan tuna, fish and shrimps. In addition, egg and sausage alternatives are on the rise. The dessert category is also booming, with vegan bakes and chocolate.
What vegan-friendly options does Nestlé currently offer and what’s in the pipeline?
In KSA, Nestlé’s vegan-friendly options include the SWEET EARTH® Awesome Burger™ and Plant-Based Schnitzel. There are additional products in development under our SWEET EARTH® Brand such as Plant Based meatballs, nuggets, chargrilled Pieces and Stir-Fry Mince.
What is your signature vegan dish?
I have several! These include Vegan Kofta made with the Awesome Burger™, as well as Chick’n Shawarma made with the Plant-Based Schnitzel.
What tips can you share with fellow chefs who want to serve their guests a greater variety of vegan options?
Veganism is the future. Preparing delicious plant-based dishes is no different from cooking with regular meat or cheese. Chefs just need to be creative; the sky is the limit!
How would you describe Nestlé’s vegan range?
Once you have a good product and are creative with it, no one can stop you from shining.