Mushroom Council

Mushroom Council


303 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 600
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
United States



The Mushroom Council represents the growers of cultivated mushrooms in the U.S. providing marketing, promotion, education and research for the industry. To meet changing consumer eating habits and market forces, the Council created the concept of The Blend, which mixes ground meat and ground/finally chopped mushrooms for better tasting, more nutritious and more sustainable burgers, meatloaf, meatballs, tacos and more. The Blend has aggressively been adopted by college campuses, healthcare, corporate dining and national chains while the James Beard Foundation has created an annual Blended Burger Project for top chefs and culinary leaders.


Foodservice Channel Director



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