Every year, around the world, we waste a third of the food we produce.

Citizen was started by a bunch of people who want to change this. 

Every Citizen product is made using edible surplus food. We rescue this food, then re-work it into delicious food and drink. 

Our first product is beer made using surplus bread. Every can uses the fermentable starches from one rescued slice of surplus bread. Slice by slice, it adds up. We then use our brew mash to create a high-quality, nutritious, spent-grain flour that we use to bake Citizen breads. 

Behind the scenes, we’re preparing more awesome foods and drinks for launch. It’s all part of our mission to help rebuild a broken food system.

Welcome to the world’s most delicious revolution. Cheers!

Our collective

Ben Bayly

Our food vision is guided by award-winning chef and restaurateur Ben Bayly, founder of Ahi and The Grounds restaurants. Ben’s creative genius helps us give food a second life.

Mike Sutherland

Mike’s Sawmill Brewery drops have always been our favourite brews, so we’re stoked to have him on board as our chief brewer, making sure our beers are world class.

Andrew Fearnside

Andrew brings a lifetime of expertise baking his multi award-winning Wild Wheat loaves. It’s his know-how that makes our spent-grain sourdoughs so irresistible.

Don Shepherd

Don’s passion to reduce food and resource waste, and his vision for a new kind of food business brings people together to rescue and re-work surplus foods.

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