Established in 1983, Paris Gourmet is a leading specialty food importer and distributor sourcing products worldwide and based in New Jersey servicing the New York tri-state area and nationally with a network of distributors. The Paris Gourmet Education Center located in the home office, conducts continuing education classes for chefs, training of staff, and research and product development in pursuit of quality and innovation. Paris Gourmet is also extremely active in trade events and chef competitions.
MPB Agency is specialized in media monitoring, which enabled the agency to combine technology and coverage while surveying and analyzing the media. MPB Agency works with determination in industries such as art de vivre, food and beverage, sports, cosmetics, and tourism. MPB Agency is also known for their creation of the annual French Restaurant Week® and Bastille Week® starting in 2011, celebrating French cuisine and culture in the United States.
Président® Cheese, one of the world’s premiere cheesemakers and the #1 brand of Brie in France, is part of Groupe Lactalis. Founded by André Besnier in 1933 in the town of Laval, France, in the Loire Valley, we bring over 75 years of French artisanship and tradition, and the widest range of specialty cheeses, including the largest array of AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) cheeses. You can count on Président as your personal cheese coach, guiding you through the extraordinary blend of expertise, flavor, and culture that come together in specialty cheese.
We love what can happen around the restaurant table. Since 1998, we’ve been committed to empowering that experience. From helping restaurants grow and run their businesses, to enabling diners to discover and book the perfect table every time they dine, our story is one of connection—among diners, restaurants, and their communities. But the table is just the start. Now, we’re growing globally like never before, and continuing to lead the conversation in the tech and restaurant spaces with products that anticipate the changing needs of restaurants and diners.
Founded in a small rented kitchen space in Port Chester, New York in 1991, Lecoq Cuisine has grown to be the preeminent manufacturer of fine French pastries in the United States. It was established by pastry chef/baker Eric Lecoq whose mission was to create a “proof and bake” as well as a “ready to bake” croissant for the commercial marketplace. Using only the finest quality ingredients and the most innovative manufacturing methods, Chef Lecoq’s passion brought the hand of the skilled pastry chef and the traditional flavor and flaky crispness of the butter-laced croissant to a cost-effective, frozen pastry.