Meet the revolutionary founder of the Kombucha market, GT Dave, with a personal taste testing and lunch at the company headquarters in Los Angeles.
You will also receive a year’s supply of GT’s Kombucha!
GT Dave is among a small class of iconic CEO/founders whose passion inspired a revolutionary business that created a market that did not exist prior to making their vision a reality. As the Founder of GT’s Kombucha, GT Dave also became the first to commercialize the fizzy drink, pioneering what's now one of the hottest categories in beverage. Rarer still, is GT’s commitment to the character, quality and spirit of the product and is so devout, that he turned down countless offers from the world’s largest brands to maintain the integrity of his product and the industry as a whole.
Equally rare is GT Dave’s principled and soulful approach to the way he runs his business and builds his products, tapping into a significantly higher purpose. “I started making Kombucha based on the belief that it could improve people’s lives— and make the world a better place,” said GT Dave. “Every batch I brew is a living reminder of this purpose.” In the late 1990s, GT was the first to put kombucha on store shelves and his company currently owns 40% of the U.S. kombucha market. The demand continued to grow. Dave is committed to keep up with demand as he insists on brewing the traditional way with close oversight over every batch.
GT's Kombucha later rebranded as GT's Living Foods and now produces over one million bottles per year in its 100,000-square-foot campus in Vernon. Dave has declined multiple acquisition offers and remains sole owner of GT's Living Foods which is worth over $900 million and owns 40% of the U.S. kombucha market. The story of GT’s does not begin with a business plan; it starts with a young man on a mission. Witnessing its incredible effects firsthand, a teenage GT Dave realized his purpose to share the gift of Kombucha in its purest, most potent form to help people everywhere live healthier, happier lives. Raised by parents embracing Eastern philosophy, GT adopted a spiritual view of the world at a young age.
After receiving the gift of a Himalayan Mother SCOBY in the early ‘90s, the Daves were intrigued by Kombucha’s ancient healing properties and began brewing their own batches of the fizzy fermented tea. Over 25 years later, GT’s is the most loved Kombucha in the world.
Today, GT's Kombucha generates an estimated $275 million in annual sales. Unlike his investor-backed competitors today, Dave still owns 100% of his company and has diversified into other drinks like CBD water. Dave’s commitment to his soulful work is aligned with Jewel’s Inspiring Children Foundation that inspires youth challenged by financial hardship, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and a variety of mental health challenges. GT Dave has been inspiring the Foundation youth by his example and donated kombucha for many years. The foundation’s “Eat Right = Feel Right” program is made possible in part by GT’s kombucha donations.
GT’s support of the #NotAloneChallenge is important to him because he truly believes in the whole human approach the Foundation takes to support youth from all backgrounds including all marginalized communities, and especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities who statistically have higher rates of suicide. 27% of LGBTQ+ high schoolers of color are likely to attempt suicide. 22% of LGBTQ+ high schoolers are likely to attempt suicide. As part of the campaign the Inspiring Children Foundation are making their “Mental Fitness Tools'' available on www.NotAloneChallenge.org
All winners of #NotAloneChallenge auction packages, including this item, will receive exclusive access to a free Zoom concert and Q&A session with some of the singer-songwriters and performers associated with the #NotAloneChallenge.
The winner of this package will also enjoy a special High Tea experience for four people in Las Vegas. This will take place with Inspiring Children Foundation youth and staff, where you will have the opportunity to see their cutting edge approach to youth development and mental health.
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