Planted Meals is the brainchild of three very different but wildly capable and brave individuals. Natalie is the chef, chief menu planner, and the first to be vegan among the group. She’s made it her expertise to turn mainstream comfort foods into plant-based dishes that can last up to five days in the fridge—no small feat. Despite her skills as a chef, she remains humble and quick to pass off compliments and success to the other members behind Planted Meals. Mike helps in every area he can—not with cooking as he’s quick to point out—mainly on the digital presence of the company. Corbin is what Natalie describes as ‘the entrepreneur of the group.’ He’s on hand to make sure everything is going to plan and as smoothly as possible. It seems as though there’s a dream-team of sorts assembled behind the second plant-based meal delivery service in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Meeting in their kitchen late on a weeknight, the Planted staff is busy packing the deliveries for the next day while the three founders sit down for a bit of insight behind their quickly growing business.
Corbin Lowe, Natalie Young, Michael Lee