Michael Bosworth, CEO

michael@nextgenfoods.com

Nothing motivates me like… Building a future for my family and my young children.

The best time of day is… About 10 minutes before sunrise.

The best thing about this company is… We solve problems every day, so it is impossible to get bored. We listen to our chefs and work to bring them new products all the time. This takes a lot of work behind the scenes, but it is a great benefit to our customers and our partner farmers.

I love that our company stands for… High-quality foods grown by honest, hardworking family farmers. Our growers take pride in growing the best food possible, and we handle it in a way that preserves that quality and freshness all the way to our customer.

My family laughs at my… Habit of always buying new types and brands of rice. I am constantly looking for unique varieties, packaging and marketing in the rice industry. I probably have over 100 pounds of rice in our pantry right now.

I would want my last meal to be… Omakase at Kru Restaurant in Sacramento.

Next Generation Foods is different because… It is a food distribution company owned by farmers, which gives us the unique ability to respond to market demand by leveraging our network of farming friends to develop new products and bring them to market. Our connection to growers also allows for more traceability than other distribution companies. And we always enjoy hosting farm tours so our chefs can learn more about exactly how and where their ingredients are grown.

Education: BS in Crop Science & Management, UC Davis; MS in Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis