Dihan, Founder and Managing Director

This is what happens when you combine the love of food, beer and sustainability.

Favourite Spent Goods product: Beer Pretzels!

Read more about what inspired me to start this business.

Ai, Graphic designer and illustrator

I’m from Kyoto in Japan.
I love taking pictures while I’m hiking 🙂

Favourite Spent Goods product: Sourdough Beer Bread

Chan, Content editor

I’ve never understood the term sweetbreads.

They’re not sweet and they’re definitely not bread.

It’s totally misleading.

Marcella, Operations Lead

When Marcella isn’t going grey dealing with the logistics of a rapidly growing company, she’s supporting newcomer settlement in Canada, advocating for local food, and chilling with her cats. Note, this role does require eating a lot of bread, for quality control, of course. Bonus!

Favourite Spent Goods product: Rye bread

Yukari, Operations

I was born and raised in Tokyo and came to Canada in April 2018. Through an experiential language learning program called On the Spot Language, I met the founder Dihan and even my husband Jake. He and I love spent goods products especially beer bagels which are so moist and chewy. We enjoy them for lunch every weekend.

In the future, I want to be a social worker.

Sophi, Customer Engagement Lead

When Sophi isn’t working for Spent Goods she goes by @yourecofriend, a passionate environmentalist who engages in community activism as a member of the City of Toronto’s Circular Economy Working Group, a volunteer for her neighbourhood’s green team and a zero waste speaker and consultant.

She loves dancing, cycling and learning to roller skate.

Her favourite Spent Goods product: Beer Pretzels.

Seshi, Accounting

(a little how-to): Seshi = Say-She

Strong believer in eating dessert first, wannabe grammar aficionado, and attempting to raise two warriors.

Personal mantra: just keep swimming

Favourite Spent Goods product: Runny egg on an open-faced English Muffin with a side of arugula. The warriors approve too. And they have…how shall I say this…discerning tastes.

Natalia Pereira – Sustainability Advisor

Born and raised with the sun, I brought my energy and enthusiasm to Canada to continue support businesses that incorporate and steward ESG factors into their ownership practices.

I love the quote “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food”, but I would just add that sweets are also important for mental health!

Addicted to Sourdough Beer Bread


Super grateful to our strategic partners

Henderson Brewing Co. – Steve, Adin, Kate, Becky, Jamie … we couldn’t do this without your support (and spent grains!)

Drake Commissary – Jonas, Tim, Roma, Darren, Colton, Melissa, Austin, Lloyd, Daniel and everyone else on the Bakery team.


Jonathan, Head Baker

Born and raised in Toronto, Jonathan always loved cooking with his mother and grandmother.

He fell into baking when he was in Nova Scotia working to develop a not-for-profit arts organization. Once working as a baker he fell in love with it and never looked back.

Favourite Spent Goods product is Rye.

Roma, Baker

I’ve always had a passion for bread making.

Mixing flour and water and watching it grow into something that can feed people is truly amazing. It’s a simple recipe that almost anybody can do.

Transferring good energy into the bread while making it will always result in a great product.

Which we definitely have 🙂


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