Our founders are Middle East natives. And as such, they’re well-acquainted with a certain little legume: the chickpea.
Growing up, they admired its taste, versatility, & nutritiousness. And they wondered –– what if we could transform this incredible ingredient into creamy, nutritious non-dairy yogurt like nothing else that exists?
The goal was clear: to craft dairy-free options that truly taste and feel like traditional dairy, without the drawbacks.
Now, years of R&D later, we’re thrilled to offer the kind of delicious, nutritious, dairy-free indulgence that first inspired us.
We’re on a mission to create non-dairy products SO delicious that you can choose them for all the right reasons: amazing taste, creamy texture, and joyful indulgence. And to top it all off, they’re also super nourishing for your body and supportive of a healthy planet.
We believe in always keeping the promises we make. We treasure integrity, creativity, and innovation.
We LOVE what we do.
And we stand firm in our conviction that we will never settle, never compromise on exceptional quality, and never stop improving each and every day, so that we can bring you the very BEST in dairy-free decadence.
Sharon has been building brands that inspire for over 20 years, having developed and led marketing and innovation strategies at iconic brands like Dove, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Cholula, Tate’s, and Country Crock. Her superpower (and passion) is connecting with consumers.
Sharon has an MBA from Columbia University and in her spare time, she’s an avid runner and hopes to complete her fifth NYC marathon! She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and labradoodle. Sharon is passionate about plant-based and purpose-driven products that are good for people and the planet, and can’t wait to bring CHKP to the stars.
After 20 years as a top lawyer, Noam broke away from the corporate world to pursue an entrepreneurial path, driven by the belief that we should be persistent in loving what we do. And, from that place, we can create things that others will love too.
Noam loves to create innovative products that give people amazing options they’ve never had before. Like the most delicious dairy-free products, created from the extraordinary little chickpea.
Isaac is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in business development, branding, sales, and operations. His work experience is vast and varied - from apparel to audio to chickpeas and beyond - but the heart of each undertaking is the same: bringing together the rules of successful business and an understanding of people to offer high-quality products that spark happiness.
Beyond work: Isaac lives the city life, but admires the country life. He’s got a sweet tooth, which means that he’s especially excited for some new, yet-to-be-announced CHKP products (hint: they’re ideal for after-dinner indulgence). And although Isaac prefers learning about other people to talking about himself, you can take it from our copywriter that he’s got a wonderfully dry sense of humor and is as sharp as a tack.
Noam is a highly skilled chef with two decades in the food industry, having held positions from Executive Chef at heralded restaurants to founder & CEO of his own food company. He finds his spark in the challenge of creating dairy-free products that are every bit as delicious as traditional dairy products.
Noam believes in the holistic joy of eating - eating for taste, flavor, and experience, without compromise. And it’s that exact kind of joy that’s encapsulated in all CHKP products.
Asaf is an expert in plant-based proteins, and an experienced food engineer with more than a decade of high-level leadership in R&D. (And, above all, he’s a passionate foodie.) He had long been searching for THE perfect plant protein - one with a neutral taste and exceptional quality. And then, voila! The first time Asaf worked with the chickpea, he thought, “There is nothing like this.”
It was clear that chickpeas were the key to his quest - a simple yet sophisticated innovation to fill the plant protein gap. Asaf is motivated by the opportunity to work with this incredible protein to create something entirely new and entirely extraordinary… hello, CHKP products!
Bonnie is a senior-level executive, CPA, and entrepreneur with hands-on experience in finance and accounting, management, information systems, and business leadership. She has a solid background in SEC compliance, financial modeling, accounting systems, budgets, audits, and investor relations.
Growing up on a small family vegetable farm in Massachusetts, Bonnie developed her love and empathy for animals. She is an animal advocate and decided several years ago to redefine her professional focus by providing financial services to companies working to take animals out of the supply chain. She now lives on Florida's west coast with her husband Paul and two cats, Lilly and Carrie.
Bonnie is passionate about finding superior alternatives to animal-based products for the good of the animals, the planet, and human health. The powerful little chickpea is all that and more.
Blythe has worked in the plant-based CPG food and beverage industry for 6 years, and has been privileged to work with many amazing plant-based brands in her time. Her background is in market research and strategy, and in her role at CHKP she wears many marketing hats. She loves it all, but especially consumer insights!
Blythe is inspired to change the world for the animals and the earth through best-in-class vegan options. The first time she tried CHKP yogurt it had been 8+ years since she’d had dairy yogurt, and the experience nearly brought tears of joy to her eyes. She’s thrilled to be part of such a game-changing company.
With a degree in biotechnology and food engineering, and rich experience as a food technologist, Reema has developed deep knowledge in Research & Development – from idea phase all the way through to production.
Reema's thirst for learning and passion for innovation led her to the world of alternative protein, which she sees as the future of food tech... and the future of sustainable culture in general! Reema wants to change our relationship with our planet for the better, and believes that chickpeas offer more than meets the eye in pursuit of that mission.
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