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.”

vacature community manager

Het Team

Mensen zijn vaak verrast als ze zien wat voor heerlijke gerechten we maken van verspilde ingrediënten.

Bart Roetert


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

Selma Seddik


We kunnen niet oneindig blijven produceren, consumeren en weggooien. De tijd is rijp voor nieuwe initiatieven die uitdagen om een andere kijk op de maatschappij en ons voedselsysteem in te nemen.

Freke van Nimwegen


Met technieken als fermenteren, inmaken en pekelen kun je de lekkerste gerechten op tafel zetten.

Lucas Jeffries


Te gek om rollend door het land mensen te laten proeven en genieten van geredde hapjes en drankjes.

Roderick Vernooy

Catering manager

Te gek om mijn commerciële ervaring nu te mogen inzetten voor social responsibility en duurzame relaties voor Instock!

Michel Bruynseels

Account Manager

I want to make the most delicious meals, in a sustainable way!

Vince Bouchier

Chef Amsterdam

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Chef Utrecht

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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

The most beautiful thing about my work is to surprise so many people with what we make of products that would otherwise be wasted!

Evelyne Jansen

Restaurant manager Amsterdam

Ik heb ontzettend veel zin met Instock Utrecht voedselverspilling op de kaart te zetten!

Lisa Seebregs

Restaurant manager Utrecht

We gaan Den Haag eens laten zien wat voor lekkere dingen je kunt maken met verspilde ingrediënten!

Nina Graaff

Restaurant manager The Hague

Together with the Instock team, I want to be an inspiration for others.

Maud van Leeuwen

Assistant restaurant manager Amsterdam

Ik geloof dat circulair omgaan met onze voeding de toekomst is, samen met het Instock team streef ik dit iedere dag na!

Daan Beijneveld

Assistant restaurant manager Utrecht

Mijn enthousiasme voor het redden van eten probeer ik over te brengen aan alle gasten in Den Haag!

Leonie van der Wiele

Assistant restaurant manager Den Haag

It is amazing to see what is happening behind the scenes to finally get that delicious dish ready to serve.

Loes Huisman

Assistent Operations 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

It’s great to be responsible for our Pieper and Bammetjes beer made out of rescued bread and potatoes. I’m also very happy to be part of this passionate team that is so committed to fighting food waste!

Eliaan Voerman

Product Manager

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

Great to be part of a team with a clear mission: rescue food!

Ella van Wees

Creative designer

Anouk Michon

Community Management Trainnee

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