Charles Chen

The popular chef and raw food enthusiast, Charles Chen, is known for delicious recipes with quality nutrient-dense ingredients. Instead of using blends of ten or more ingredients from unknown sources in plastic tubs or packets, Charles prefers quality, single-ingredient products like Pines Wheat Grass.

Pines Wheat Grass is grown, harvested and packaged by Pines with no outsourcing in accordance with the standards established in 1937 by Dr. Charles Schnabel, the father of wheatgrass (

Pines is the most respected source of wheatgrass. In fact, Pines was the company that introduced wheatgrass to the natural food market 38 years ago and has never cut corners. It is packaged in amber glass bottles with special metal caps that allow the company to remove oxygen from each bottle before tightly sealing it to prevent the devitalization that occurs when superfoods are packaged in plastic tubs or plastic/foil/paper packets.

Pines Wheat Grass powder is available at all Sprouts Farmer’s Markets, all Vitamin Shoppes, all Natural Grocers and all other quality-minded and earth-friendly natural food stores. It is also available in tablet form. All Pines products are Certified Organic, non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, raw, vegan and gluten free, and that includes Pines Alfalfa, which is the world first alfalfa to be non-GMO Project Verified.

Besides his appearances and events, Charles Chen is well known as an expert in San Francisco culinary scene. Recently appointed general manager of Hakkasan, San Francisco’s 10,000-square-foot fine dining destination, Chen’s noteworthy credentials include tenures at some of the Bay Area’s premier restaurants, including Tarmarine in Palo Alto, Bong Su, and the Michelin-starred Spruce in San Francisco.