About Us

Our story

Did you know some of the earliest beers were made using wild yeast to ferment baked grains - very similar to bread! It was an epic way of working with nature to preserve food.

Nowadays us humans produce a lot of bread, using land, water and energy, but about 44% is wasted. There’s a similar story for all food - food production is the biggest contributor to climate change, but one third of all food is wasted.

Since 2016, we’ve saved so many slices of bread that stacked up together, they’d be nearly 5 times the height of Mount Everest!

We’re on a mission. By fighting food waste, advocating for nature, and giving all our profits to the charities protecting the natural world we love.

Join us, and let’s Raise a Toast to Planet Earth!

Did you know some of the earliest beers were made using wild yeast to ferment baked grains - very similar to bread! It was an epic way of working with nature to preserve food.

Nowadays us humans produce a lot of bread, using land, water and energy, but about 44% is wasted. There’s a similar story for all food - food production is the biggest contributor to climate change, but one third of all food is wasted.

Since 2016, we’ve saved so many slices of bread that stacked up together, they’d be nearly 5 times the height of Mount Everest!

We’re on a mission. By fighting food waste, advocating for nature, and giving all our profits to the charities protecting the natural world we love.

Join us, and let’s Raise a Toast to Planet Earth!

Sustainability

We set out to make beer that tastes amazing and does amazing things. That’s why we brew with surplus bread, transforming leftover loaves into liquid gold. What’s more, 100% of our profits go to environmental charities so we can buy Mother Nature a round.

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Our beer

We brew tasty, refreshing beers that help you do your bit for the planet, saving surplus slices with every drop!

We buy excess bakery bread and use it to replace 25% of the malted barley in all of our beers. The enzymes in the malt then get to work changing starches in the bread to simple sugars, ready for yeast to convert them to alcohol and carbon dioxide. Adding hops to give aroma and bitterness, and to help preserve the beer.

Check out our range of delicious beers in our shop.

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Good company

Good Company is our cafe taproom collaboration with fellow social enterprise Change Please. 

We serve life-saving coffee by day and delicious beers by night, helping fight homelessness and food waste! The drinks menu includes the full range of Toast beers, as well as carefully selected guest beers and other drinks from B Corps and social enterprises.

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Meet the Team

ROB WILSON

Rob is our CEO, and advised Toast through our launch in 2016. He's founded social change organisations and previously led Ashoka UK, supporting entrepreneurs to scale system changing enterprises.

ROB WILSON

Chief Toaster

LOUISA ZIANE

Louisa co-founded Toast in 2015. She manages our commitment to people, planet and profit and ensures our brand represents our purpose. She's a management accountant, marketeer and previous sustainability consultant.

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LOUISA ZIANE

COO: People. Planet. Profit

Charlie Markland

Charlie leads our dynamic sales and marketing team, making sure Toast is the top pick for eco-conscious craft beer lovers everywhere.

When the weekend rolls around, you'll find him bargaining with his family for a trip to The Wave in Bristol for some surf time.

Charlie Markland

Sales Director

DAVID RYAN

David is our head Breadwinner, managing key customer relationships and leading our epic sales team. He has a background in retail, including a long career with Waitrose.

DAVID RYAN

Commercial Director

TOM WATTRIDGE

Tom used to do the heavy lifting at Fullers and Mondo Brewing Co, before moving to Brixton Brewery and now Toast.

As our Bread of Operations he ensures that our beer is always top quality and gets to our customers without a hitch.

TOM WATTRIDGE

Bread of Operations

Doug Carson

Doug enjoys all things food and music and loves to be outdoors. As our Operations Coordinator, we liken Doug to that of an Octopus. We suspect that he has 8 hands as he seemingly juggles a variety of tasks.

Doug is training to become a therapist and his three Octopus hearts will leave him in good stead once he is qualified.

Doug Carson

Operations Coordinator

Stuart Robson

Our Head Brewer made his first beer as a teenager and hasn't stopped since then. Stuart has brewed in the UK, Europe and Africa winning many awards and friends along the way. He looks after our beer quality from bread to glass.

Stuart Robson

Master Brewer

Kristen Fuller

Kristen is our Marketing Guru, and loves chatting all things craft beer and sustainability with Toast fans!

She loves being outdoors, especially when it involves cold beers and hot sunshine - preferably together! 

Kristen Fuller

Marketing and Communications Manager

CHRIS ASHMAN-ADAMS

Chris enjoys getting out and meeting our wonderful stockists, and is constantly on the lookout for the next venue to raise a Toast.

When he's not out and about pounding the streets in the name of all things Toast, you can find him spending time with his wife and daughter exploring the great outdoors. 

CHRIS ASHMAN-ADAMS

Breadwinner

Nat Kennedy

Nat loves sprinkling breadcrumbs amongst our lovely stockists and is on the hunt for on and off trade venues to get Toast flowing. 

When they're not burning rubber on (or in) their Van's, they keep out of trouble in the theatre world by directing shows or eating some of their mums delicious scouse! 

Nat Kennedy

Breadwinner

Shannon Flannigan

Shannon leads our operations in the US. She has over a decade experience growing specialty beer brands in North America, including winning a Canne Lion for a NY brand activation.

Shannon Flannigan

USA Chief Toaster