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.


Nominations & awards

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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


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

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

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

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

Everyday I look forward to rescue more and more food at Instock!

Lisa Seebregs

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

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

Jeroen Krabbendam

Logistiek 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

Jepke Versnel

Financieel Medewerker

Geweldig dat ik het Pieper en Bammetjes bier op de kaart mag zetten. En al helemaal te gek dat ik onderdeel mag uitmaken van dit gepassioneerde team dat zich inzet om voedselverspilling tegen te gaan!

Eliaan Voerman

Product Manager

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

Ella van Wees

Creative Designer

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

Never judge a book by it’s cover!

Nicky Flammos

Catering Manager

It’s inspiring to witness the processes against food waste from up close!

Stef Sprengers

Logistics Intern

Een profielfot van Heleen Stagiare Community Management by Instock

For me, Instock is a combination of having a positive outlook on the world, putting sustainability into practice and working together to adress food waste.

Heleen Sanders

Community Management Intern

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