Nestlé Professional, the global leader in out of home branded hot and cold beverage and food solutions, announced today that they have signed new partnership with the Les Disciples d’Escoffier International, the premier gastronomic society established to maintain and promote the traditions of French cuisine.
Established in 1954, Les Disciples d’Escoffier International continue the tradition of the great chef Auguste Escoffier, revolutionizer of French cooking and professional kitchen. Les Disciples d’Escoffier International actively cultivates relationships among professionals and students, organizes culinary events where members can gather, and unites all Disciples Escoffier around the world. With 25,000 members across 26 countries, this gastronomic association unites chefs, and non-chef experts like food writers and hospitality professionals, sommeliers, maîtres d’hôtel, and food/wine producers.
“Working with Les Disciples d’Escoffier International is a natural fit for Nestlé Professional because of our shared values. Supporting youth education, peer collaboration, respecting culinary history and encouraging the evolution of food culture are core to Nestlé Professional and are part of the "Escoffier Spirit",' said Reinhold Jakobi, SVP and Head of Nestlé Professional’s Strategic Business Unit. With our partnership, we are committed to continuously share and evolve culinary expertise to better food culture.”
On October 28, in more than 30 countries, several thousand people will gather for the “diner d’Epicure” and enjoy the same French Gastronomy menu. Started in 1912, this year's celebration is extra special as it is the 175th birthday of Auguste Escoffier, with the menu sponsored by Nestlé Professional.
"It is an honor to be collaborating with Les Disciples d’Escoffier International and to be part of the “diner d’Epicure” which showcases French cuisine and encourages the collaboration among the food community," explained Emmanuel Lorieux, Executive Chef and Culinary Partnership Manager. "It is an extension of the collaboration established many years ago between Julius Maggi, inventor of the Maggi seasoning, and Auguste Escoffier."
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