FoodMaven, Colorado Springs, Colo., acquired Anderson Boneless Beef, Peyton, Colo., as part of an ambitious expansion plan for 2019. This acquisition allows FoodMaven to add meat processing capabilities and expand its protein offerings.

“This is our first acquisition, and a big milestone for FoodMaven,” says Patrick Bultema, founder and CEO of FoodMaven. “Not only will we grow our company size, but we’ll [also] be able to process oversupplied proteins, which is key for our mission of ensuring all food gets used with good purpose.”

Anderson distributes custom, fresh beef products in Colorado to over 400 customers in the foodservice, hospitality and grocery industries.

Anderson’s business aligns well with FoodMaven’s model to distribute high-quality, natural food to restaurants and institutions, creating a true farm-to-table system. FoodMaven will also capture and process otherwise lost meat and redistribute it as part of its better stewardship of food.

“Joining FoodMaven gives Anderson Boneless Beef the opportunity to be part of something bigger,” says Charlie Tan, founder and CEO of Anderson Boneless Beef. “FoodMaven’s mission is so important, and we’re all excited to be part of it.”

Tan will continue on as a consultant for three months to help steer the transition, and will remain as an advisor thereafter.

The acquisition will add 35 employees to FoodMaven’s workforce, and will take the company to a total of 62,250 square feet of facility space.