Culture and Team

Primal Kitchen fosters a culture of innovation and inspiration, built from a team of food-lovers and fans of flavor.

So Cal State of Mind

Primal Kitchen was founded in the food innovation capital in Southern California. We were born out of sunshine and raised in the warm, wellness-focused SoCal lifestyle. This mindset influences the inspiration behind our products and growth.

Women Leadership

Co-founder and current President of Primal Kitchen, Morgan Buehler, has made waves in the food industry with her energetic leadership. She shares her journey as a female entrepreneur as the host of the Primal Kitchen podcast.

Primal Kitchen Under Morgan’s Leadership:

  • Led Primal Kitchen through $200MM sale to Kraft Heinz
  • Primal Kitchen is the #1 Brand at Thrive Market
  • Primal Kitchen products are sold in over 16,000 retail locations, including Sprouts Farmers Market, Whole Foods Market, Target, Walmart, and Costco.

Employee Tested

Primal Kitchen employees are our consumers. When we create a new product, the PK team taste-tests it for quality and crave-worthy flavor. We develop our products by consulting thought leaders in the real food space all the way to the parents of picky eaters!

Primal Tips from the Team

“I use the Buffalo Sauce to air fry my cauliflower into awesome buffalo cauliflower bites. It is delicious and helps me stay away from dairy! ”
Mollie Girnun
R&D
“The Chipotle Lime Mayo is crazy delicious on everything from coleslaw and sandwiches to fish tacos or sweet potato fries.”
Ana Goettsch
VP Marketing

Sourced with Care

We are proud to source high-quality ingredients to create delicious offerings for you and your family to enjoy.

90+Organic
Ingredients

Non-GMO
Project Verified

Organic
California-Grown
Tomatoes

Packaging

We are dedicated sourcing safe and sustainable packaging for all our products. As a brand, we continue to innovate and pursue the newest technology to improve our environmental impact.

70% of product portfolio is in recyclable glass

Caps and labels are recyclable, including our metal "lug" lids and non-virgin polyolefin resin lids, used for mayonnaise SKUs

Compostable packing paper is used to wrap shipments and reduce waste

Help Us Work Toward Carbon Neutral

EcoCart calculates the exact cost of offsetting emissions from the manufacturing and shipping of each order.

How to Participate

Opt In

Customers (you!) have the option to opt-in and make your order carbon neutral in cart. This typically only adds 1-2% to the total purchase cost.

Pay It Forward

Your buy-in donation supports projects around the world that empower local communities and protect the environment.

examples what Ecocart can do

Build solar farms

Launch
reforestation efforts

Provide filtered water for communities that would otherwise rely on boiling it over a wood-burning fire

Remove plastics from
waterways

Learn more about our partnership with EcoCart

Focus + Values

We know the power of good food. Primal Kitchen is proud to partner with local and national organizations to fight food insecurity. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Primal Kitchen donated products to medical centers, hospitals, and groups like The Farmlink Project to provide support.

Impact

Since 2019, Primal Kitchen has donated over 245,000 pounds of food to a host of community-driven charities.

Partners

"Primal Kitchen has been one of our best supporters. It is amazing the reaction we get when this product is distributed. This is part of the thing we talk about changing the narrative about what it means to be getting food from community-based organizations. Rather than getting that dented can of soup, when you’re getting fresh product from Primal Kitchen alongside this fresh produce, that is a game-changer.
It’s not just about this food or this sauce, it’s about a narrative changing the concept that you’re not getting America’s seconds, you’re getting some of the best nutritional product that’s gonna take care of you & your family. When organizations like Primal Kitchen step up to do things like that, it has ripple effects far past just the nutrition that’s provided.”

- The Farmlink Project Founder James Kanoff