Developing healthier food alternatives and innovative kitchen products is nothing new for Doug Foreman, who has more than 40 years of experience in the food business and consumer packaged goods industry. He is best known for founding Beanitos, the first-ever bean-based snack chip, in 2010, as well as Guiltless Gourmet, the first-ever baked tortilla chip, in 1989, which created a half billion-dollar snack category.
Foreman’s Brevda, Inc., has spent the past two years developing the biēm (pronounced "beam") butter sprayer. The handheld device transforms a stick of real butter to a spray in seconds, making cooking, home entertaining, and baking infinitely easier. Foreman launched the product on Kickstarter, ultimately raising $200,000 more than the original goal. From there, Doug and his invention appeared on ABC-TV’s Shark Tank in fall 2016, resulting in a $500,000 offer from one of the “Sharks”.
Foreman’s passion for the food industry and the products he brings to market is evidenced by his personal oversight of all aspects of the biēm's production, not to mention his ongoing creation of exciting new products and inventions.
He has been a media favorite, appearing on the cover of Food and Beverage Marketing (Nov.1993), Forbes (July 1992 & 1994), and Inc. (cover story, June 1994), and on national television on Fox Business News (July 2010). In 1992, he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and Inc. magazine.
Foreman’s interests have always reflected his desire to take the unpredictable path. He was once a professional helicopter pilot delivering traffic reports in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Born in Louisiana, Foreman has since remained in his adopted home state of Texas.