We're a family company with a real passion for creating healthy superfood snacks that taste great. Together, we founded gimMe to share our passion and love of healthy snacking with you and your family.
How we started
After starting, growing, and ultimately selling our first natural food company - Annie Chun's, one of the leading Asian food brands in the U.S., we were inspired to do it again. In 2011, our family was sitting around the dinner table brainstorming when our teenaged daughter Mia had a great idea - start a company that sells the best possible roasted seaweed in delicious new flavors. We all love roasted seaweed and have been eating this healthy Asian snack for years.
So we did. In 2012, we launched gimMe Snacks, the world's first USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seaweed snacks. The name? Also Mia's idea, because gim means seaweed in Korean - and because it tastes so good, everyone wants more.
Meet Our Founders
Annie Chun & Steve Broad
Annie was born and raised in Korea, home of the best seaweed on the planet. Annie's knowledge of authentic Korean culture and expertise in Asian cooking feed the soul of our company. She gets really excited talking about ingredients, seasoning, and the science behind creating the flavors in food.
Annie started her culinary journey in Northern California selling homemade Asian sauces at farmers markets.
Throughout her 25+ years in the business, Annie has received multiple awards and accolades including being named as one of the "Top 25 Culinary Entrepreneurs" By Gourmet Magazine.
Steve grew up in Northern California where he learned early on how much better food tastes when it's all natural and grown fresh. Steve has been by Annie's side since the beginning, taste testing recipes and as the driving force behind their leap from farmers markets to supermarket success.
With an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve's business experience, sales, and management skills keep gimMe running smoothly.
When he's not crunching seaweed, Steve's crunching numbers and is a regular speaker at industry events is a passionate advocate for the seaweed industry, protecting our environment through sustainable farming, and family nutrition.