Essento is the European pioneer for delicious, protein-rich and ecologically worthwhile insect food products. We develop, produce in-house and market our food innovations, like insect snacks, insect protein bars or insect burgers, for retail, food service and online sales.
Our vision is to create a circular food system: we feed insects for human consumption with side streams of tagriculture and the insect's waste goes back to agriculture as a fertilizer.
Our mission is to drive the food revolution by rising public awareness for insect food to create a valuable benefit for society, our health and our planet.
Competences & Capabilities
- In-house product development team
- In-house production facility
- R&D team
- Know-how across entire value chain (sales & marketing, primary & secondary production, product development and supply chain)
- More than 2 years of successful operations gaining market insights
- Established distribution network
- Regular keynote speeches & lectures on future food, edible insects & entrepreneurship
- Strong collaboration with universities
- Main driver of regulatory change in Switzerland
Aargauerstrasse 3 /Essento Food AG
Christian Bärtsch, Founder & CEO