Dieuveny “DJ” Jean Louis CEO & Founder of Toast Distillers, Inc.
Dieuveny “DJ” Jean Louis is a steadfast visionary in the spirits, restaurant, boating, music, and entertainment industries and Miami resident since the age of 10. The Haitian-born Louis, aka “Mr. Toast,” has built an array of highly successful Black-owned businesses, all while becoming a philanthropic ambassador. A powerful force with a strong belief in establishing a legacy and a philanthropic icon seeking to change the world, Louis created Toast First Response, the corporate social responsibility division of the company, to give back to communities in need.
Passionate about the restaurant industry, Louis invested in the famous Miami Subs franchise. In 2011, as executive partner, he led the effort to rebrand the aging concept by recruiting Miami icons such as Pitbull to help fuel the expansion. His strategy doubled the number of owned and operated locations from 30 to 60, with 300 under license-contract worldwide.
Louis founded the record label Fast Life Entertainment in 2012 & Founded of Toast™ Vodka in 2014, Toast Distillers in 2019 & PowerPlay Yachts, which joined forces with PowerPlay Powerboats in fall 2020 to promote and expand the brand globally. Founder of Re-Envision Magazine in 2018, featuring an artistic fusion of art, music, fashion, and lifestyle through the eyes of an art enthusiast.
Building on his love of the restaurant and entertainment industry, Louis launched UMG Hospitality Group in 2018. The group includes Kuba Cabana, a lively dining concept & Heaven Mykonos, a Mediterranean-themed restaurant.