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Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio Joins Mind Blown Seafood as New Investor

Alt-seafood company Mind Blown Plant-Based Seafood announces TV host and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio is the company’s newest investor. An eight-time James Beard award recipient, restaurateur and host of Bravo’s Top Chef, Colicchio joins Chef Spike Mendelsohn in backing the fast-growing plant-based brand.  Founded and operated by women, Mind Blown is reinventing favorite seafood classics like shrimp, scallops, oysters, lobster and crab using natural ingredients without GMOs, soy, gluten, or palm oil. Its products are currently available in retail and foodservice across the US, including Publix Greenwise Markets.  In February, restaurateur and PLNT Burger co-founder Spike Mendelsohn made an investment in Mind Blown following a collaboration at a New Orleans pop-up, stating that the brand’s strong “focus on flavor” convinced him to become an investor.  …


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Top Chef Tom Colicchio Joins Meati Team to Bring Mycelium Meats to the Masses 

Celebrity chef and food activist Tom Colicchio is joining mycelium-based alt meat producer Meati Foods’ team of investor-advisers. The host of hit cooking reality show Top Chef, Colicchio aims to build on his ventures as a chef and food advocate working to end food insecurity through the partnership.  “I’m thrilled to be a part of the journey as they bring their disruptive product to market and make a real global impact” – Tom Colicchio Colicchio sees Meati’s mycelium-based meats as a scalable and sustainable solution to democratize whole food nutrition, with the company currently undergoing rapid scaling of production ahead of a national launch in 2022. The Colorado-based alt protein startup recently announced a Series B raise of $50 million for its mycelium-based whole cuts …