Local chefs invited to participate in French cuisine event

Local chefs invited to participate in French cuisine event

PRESS RELEASE – A French Cuisine event called “Be part of Gout de France/ Good France is an event inviting all chefs of St Lucia and the other OECS countries to participate in this exciting project, that will be taking place on March 19th 2015.

In Partnership with the Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement internationala (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Development), the Goût de/Good France event will gather 1000 chefs from all five continents to celebrate French cuisine and its values for sharing, on the eve of spring, March 19, 2015.

From haute cuisine to fine-dining bistros, chefs from all over the world are invited to participate to this great festive event. Registrations open November 4 on www.goodfrance.com. The deadline to register, including submitting menu proposals is December 15, 2014.

A committee of international chefs will select 1000 restaurants participating in the event. The selection of final candidates will be published in January, 2015.

During the Goût de/Good France event, an international communication plan will be made available to participating chefs, in an effort to promote their dishes and their savoir faire all over the world, with active support from French embassies and Atout France.


Each menu will add value to the diversity of French gastronomy as chefs will have the freedom to integrate quality produce from their country to their menu proposal.

ONE GUIDELINE FOR ALL, following one course meal sequence:

• One traditional French aperitif :
– champagne and gougeres (stuffed or not)
– iced cognac with foie gras
• One cold appetizer
• One fish or shell-fish based course
• One meat or poultry based course
• One or a selection of French cheese
• One chocolate dessert
• A selection of French wines
• One French liqueur


Each menu will emphasize on vegetables while representing the values for healthy eating by reducing fat, sugar, and salt, as well as for respecting the environment.


Menu pricing will be at the discretion of the restaurants. Each participant will donate 5% of their proceeds to a charity of their choice, working towards respecting health and the environment.

Contact: Valérie Leveziel d’Arc / Goût de/Good France event coordinator :
[email protected]



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  1. It would have been nice, and more appropriate for the authour of the press release to provide the proper English translation for the French phrase, "Goût de France": "Taste of France", not "Good France" (phonetic approximation of Goût de France).

    Either the authour is revealing his/her gross provincialism, or gross xenophobia towards potential English-speaking candidates!


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