Doorstep Meals was created by CEO and founder, Fred Gushwa. His inspiration was to develop a healthy meal delivery system that offers high quality meals in a convenient way. Our process of bringing a healthy meal delivery system to consumers began in 2019. With the expertise of Dr. Alex Smithers and Executive Chef Ralph Humes, the vision has become reality. The company launched its first sale in August 2020 and the dream of providing healthy, quality meals in a convenient way to consumers was born.

Our office is located in Sturgis, Michigan where all the magic of the company happens. Our Influencer and Customer Success teams work from this location to bring you the best customer service in the industry.

Our kitchen is located in Wichita, Kansas. The chef and kitchen staff freshly prepared your meals every weekend to ensure you have the best tasting, highest quality meals delivered fresh to your door each week. Our chocolate chip pre-bio cookies cannot be forgotten! The bakery creates those fresh for you to enjoy. Eating healthy never tasted so good!


The mission of Doorstep Meals is to provide our customers high quality, healthy food directly to their doorstep. We are a purpose-driven company that strives for excellence in every thing we do. We will never compromise quality or service.


This is the defining principle of who we are. We are committed to doing the right thing in everything we do.

The customer is our #1 priority. We take pride in offering high quality products to our customers. Every decision we make has their best possible experience in mind.

We are accountable for our actions and strive for continual improvement and efficiency. Own your role and deliver in a timely manner with the highest quality in mind is a principle we follow. Make today better than yesterday.

Our people are the core of our company. Work/life balance is important to being successful. We are dedicated to developing our team to ensure our company stands out from the rest.


Fred Gushwa, CEO

Fred is a native of Sturgis, MI where his family still lives on the original farm where he grew up. He has owned many successful companies in Sturgis and throughout Michigan such as multiple piano stores, Great Lakes Coffee and Chocolate, and currently Hometown Welcome and Doorstep Meals. When he’s not working, he loves to spend time on his boat on Lake Michigan and with his Golden Retriever, Riley, who is a regular at the office every day.

Dr. Alex Smithers

Dr. Alex Smithers is a Physician with degrees in both Eastern and Western Medicine. He had his entry into medicine studying traditional Chinese Medicine. After graduating top of his class, he went on to enter Western Medical school. He graduated Cum Laude and found that his time in the hospital reaffirmed his awareness that western medicine shines in some areas and it is extremely misguided in others. While Western medicine is unparalleled in the areas of emergency and trauma medicine, it is remarkably deficient in its ability to address chronic disease. His passion to treat chronic disease with a mixture of Western and Eastern medicine was born. A native of Sarasota, Doctor Smithers’ family has a long and well-known history in the community.

Ralph Humes
Executive Chef

Ralph has owned restaurants such as Soul Hole, Mana and Sweet Mama’s Kitchen. He is known as a Chef to the Stars; cooking up incredible tasting meals from kitchens in concert halls to cooking for artists, bands, and crews on the road. He’s worked for such artists and groups as Neil Diamond, Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Miranda Lambert, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift. He has a passion for music and plays the bass whenever he gets the opportunity. Ralph resides in Michigan on a lake near the Sturgis area with his wife. After all the years of traveling, there is nothing better than spending time with his family and relaxing by the lake!

VP of Treats

Riley brightens up the office with his personality and love of treats. He spends his day lounging around and checking on each member of the team.