Meet the Owners
Toast Food Cart was founded in the Fall of 2013 by an entrepreneurial couple, Gili and Molly. The name Toast was originally inspired by the name for panini in the Hebrew language.
Gili is an extremely tenured, talented & passionate entrepreneur and panini chef with a niche for unique offerings and excellent customer service. Molly is a UW Badger Alumni with a background in retail & management.
Many of the sauces are homemade by Gili himself and the rest of the ingredients are freshly prepared on a daily basis for you to enjoy. Together, they bring Badger pride and unique food to the downtown campus, businesses, special events, and festivals all around Madison & surrounding cities
After only a few months of being open, Toast won 3rd place in the Best Home Style American Dish category for their Turkey Panini at the Taste of Madison 2014. In 2015, they won two Taste of Madison awards including 2nd place for their Turkey Panini in the Best Home Style American Dish category and 2nd place for their Italian Mixed Meat Panini in the Italian category.
Last year in 2016, they continued their award winning streak taking home three 1st place ribbons for their Turkey, Italian Mixed Meat & Chocolate Lovers Paninis and one 2nd place ribbon for their Veggie Panini.
Just this year in 2017, they won another three first place ribbons for those same paninis as well as a 3rd place ribbon for their healthy Pollo Panini. Toast was also recognized as the winner of the overall “BEST OF THE TASTE OF MADISON 2016” and won second place for best food cart in Madison Magazine’s “Best of Madison” 2017 issue.
Our Mission Toast Food Cart provides you with the absolute best combinations of delicious, fresh ingredients and homemade sauces in a hot, pressed Panini. We pride ourselves on delivering a unique food cart experience with a wide variety of ingredients and combinations & the ability to custom build your own Panini if you choose.