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We are Motif FoodWorks

We are an ingredient innovation company dedicated to reshaping the landscape of food through science and technology.

You're an innovator, so are we.

The world of food is always changing. As the possibilities expand, so too does the appetite for better food solutions. The race for animal-free, ethically-produced alternatives is at the heart of changing consumer values and it’s what is driving the next generation of food companies to pioneer new plant-based innovations. Part art, part technology, part passion - at Motif we understand what it takes to make great innovation work.

Changing the ingredients changes everything.

We help food innovators unlock new possibilities for food. Our goal is to defy expectations of what animal-free alternatives can be. Leveraging food science to unravel the secrets of food, we relentlessly strive to innovate new food ingredients and solutions that maintain taste and texture while achieving better nutrition, accessibility and sustainability.

What we do.

To achieve breakthroughs in ingredient innovation, we employ an exhaustive process to understand and unlock new food properties. We start with a thorough analysis of the sensory experience that allows us to identify the underlying components. We then decode the genetic makeup of those ingredients, translating them into animal-free counterparts. Powered by fermentation, we harness biology and select microbes designed to produce our target ingredients. Better food experiences – delivered without the use of animals.

Meat alternatives

Pushing the boundaries of proteins to deliver exceptional results in texture, flavor and color without the use of animals

Dairy actives

Pioneering new ground in dairy-free proteins with established nutritional benefits to unlock the potential for new innovation in animal-free ingredients

Plant enablement

Accelerating the development of complete plant-based proteins that meet or exceed the nutritional value of meat-based equivalents

Food is our passion. Science is our DNA.

With an intense curiosity in food science, we’re driven in the relentless pursuit to radically change the food landscape and pioneer better ingredient alternatives. We have deep, diverse and proven experience in food R&D spanning the spectrum of the food industry. When it comes to innovation, we’re always hungry.

Ginkgo Bioworks. Our partner in technology.

A great idea is only as good as the ability to get it to market. We’ve partnered with Ginkgo Bioworks, a global leader who has developed the world’s most powerful biological engineering platform that powers our production technology. With unparalleled access to Ginkgo’s custom software and hardware enabled foundries, Motif is uniquely positioned to enable a profound expansion of food understanding.

See what we’ve been up to.

Latest news

Motif FoodWorks To Open New Lab Space, Selects Boston's Seaport District as Headquarters PRESS RELEASE Read more
"We want to be a company that changes the eating experience for consumers in the plant-based world" Michele Fite, Motif FoodWorks CCO FOODDIVE Read more
Motif FoodWorks Capitalizes on Recent Momentum with Strategic Expansion of Executive Team PRESS RELEASE Read more
"Meat-free food has become cool" Jon McIntyre, Motif FoodWorks CEO on Bloomberg TV BLOOMBERG Read more
"We have a biotech engine unlike anyone else..." Michele Fite, Motif FoodWorks CCO FOOD NAVIGATOR Read more
Motif Ingredients rebrands to Motif FoodWorks and raises $27.5 million to fuel animal free ingredients PRESS RELEASE Read more
Motif...want[s] to sell a tool kit of plant-based components for tastes-like-meat burgers. GRUBSTREET Read more
Inspired by a veggie burger, startup Motif Ingredients plans its own menu BOSTON GLOBE Read more
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