Matthew Wadiak is the founder and CEO of Cooks Venture, the only vertically integrated pedigree breeding and pasture-raised poultry company in America. Cooks Venture is committed to healthier animals, regenerative agriculture and a transparent supply chain.

Matthew’s goals are to build a resilient food system, change industrial animal agriculture while creating a regenerative agricultural system and providing consumers with food choices that are exceptional in quality and taste. Cooks Venture’s pasture-raised heirloom birds are currently sold in thousands of grocery stores across the US and to millions of ecommerce customers.

Prior to Cooks Venture, Matthew founded and served as the COO of Blue Apron, where he developed and managed Blue Apron’s supply chain, led a team of over 5,000 manufacturing employees at six national centers and built a network of over 250 farmers, ranchers and agronomists.

Matthew serves on the board of Goodwill International and has been named an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year, Big Path Capital’s MO100 Top Impact CEO and Fast Company’s Most Creative in Business.