About instock

About us

Meet the instockies

In the last two years, our team has grown bigger and bigger whilst only becoming more enthusiastic about our mission. We have one thing in common that’s as plain as day: we love food… And we hate wasting it! The Instock crew consists out of many different people with various tasks. How about our creative kitchen team (better known as our artists), our bubbly waiters, and our food rescue drivers? The latter even rise at the crack of dawn to pick up our products! Not to mention our office heroes. They focus themselves upon new projects like our Pieper Bier and the cook book Instock Cooking. Do you want to become an Instockie too? Then check our vacancy page.

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The founders

Selma, Merel, Bart and Freke met each other at Albert Heijn. Being assistant supermarket managers, they saw the opportunity to create a better destination for unsold products. That’s the reason why they realized Instock with the support of Albert Heijn. The founders made people revalue surplus products by means of their restaurants, products and catering service. Moreover, Instock wants to create awareness around food waste and inform people about the possibilities to prevent it from happening. Instock is a social enterprise, which means that our mission will always come first. The founders Selma, Bart and Freke are still the current board of Instock. 

“We cannot indefinitely continue to produce, consume and discard. The time has come for new initiatives that challenge to take a different point of view at the society and our food system.”

Het Team

If you think the economy is more important than our climate, try counting your money while holding your breath.

Selma Seddik


We can’t keep on producing, consuming and throw away products. The time is now for new initiatives who dare to challenge our society and food system.

Freke van Nimwegen


People are often surprised when they taste our great dishes, made of rescued food.

Bart Roetert



Chef Amsterdam

Heading to your job without knowing what you are going to cook today… Where would you find that? It’s challenging but always fun!

Sven van der Spek

Chef The Hague

Cooking is all about expressing love for food!

Tiziano Capasso

Chef Kok Utrecht

Foto van Lisa

Together with the energetic and motivated Instock team I want to make sure to allways surpise our guests! Whether its by our chef’s delicious dishes or by our personal, attentive and professional service.

Lisa Seebregs

Operations Manager Horeca

Daan Restaurant Manager Instock

I believe that taking care of our food in a circular way is the future, together with the Instock team we work on this mission every day!

Daan Beijneveld

Assistant restaurant manager Utrecht

We will show The Hague how delicious rescued food can be!

Nina Graaff

Restaurant manager The Hague

Ik vind het belangrijk om goede keuzes te maken en verspilling tegen te gaan. Bij Instock ben ik daardoor helemaal op mijn plek.

Dorien van Remmen

Assistent Restaurant Manager Amsterdam

Everyday we show our guests in Utrecht how delicious rescued food can be!


Sven van Braam

Restaurant Manager Utrecht

It’s great to be part of a team with the same mission: reducing food waste!

Jeroen Krabbendam

Logistiek Manager


We are a pioneer in the world of rescuing food and the first who managed to provide these products to other restaurants. I love to be involved in this logistic challenge!

Jorrit van Kooij

Manager Logistics

At Instock we not only prove that rescuing food from waste is incredibly necessary and delicious at the same time, but also that everybody is capable of contributing. The more, the merrier (meaning more impact!).

Jill Paat

Community Manager

Jepke Versnel

Financieel Medewerker

I fully support Instock’s mission. The combination of sustainability and innovation is what gives me energy.

Michelle Verschoor

Jr. Event Manager

Kim Janssen

Intern Events

Because what is more fun than promoting a beer with a truly good story!?

Angélika van Beurden

Trainee Products

Ending foodwaste is something you do together! It’s innovating and inspiring to make an impact and to make sure there food waste is reduced to zero.

Lisse Cobussen

Intern Products Quality

Everyday I am passionately working on delivering the best possible experience at Instock. That is how I hope to convince you to also join the fight against food waste.

Lisse Lind

Intern Operations

I think it’s really cool that I can create awareness of food waste through my internship!

Hilde Grapendaal

Intern Community Management

We are looking for new colleagues! Go to the Vacancies page for more info.