A non-profit movement independent financially from public authorities and agri-food industries, thanks to the unique financing of its members' commitment.
committed throughout the territory to build an alternative to the industrialization and standardization of production, catering, and food.
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Founded by 15 renowned chefs in 2011, the Collège Culinaire de France is the only French collective that mobilizes more than 2000 restaurants and 1000 artisans and producers throughout France. They embody a new culture of culinary craftsmanship, as an alternative to the industrialization and standardization of food.
Totally independent, the Collège Culinaire de France operates with the funding of its members' commitment.
A true laboratory for collaboration and relational agility, the Collège Culinaire de France catalyzes, reveals, and amplifies all the positive initiatives of its members, generating a new economic model. This website provides all those who wish to become an actor in this process with the news and practical tools of the collective (search engine, interactive map, members ‘pantry, ...).
Skilled women and men, quality tradespersons, members of the Collège Culinaire de France, that are actively committed to a cause: supporting a resilient, sustainable, and flourishing culinary craftsmanship, as an alternative to the industrialization and standardization of food, restaurant industry and food production.
Daily, members combine their know-how and skills to ensure the perpetuation and preservation of quality culinary craftsmanship to guarantee a better future for tomorrow’s food. Whether they are restaurants owners, chefs, artisans, growers, producers etc., the artisanal project of each Artisans Committed to Quality is based on 2 pillars:
1. Enrollment process
To become a member, just fill in an application package. This package is composed of:
These files will be considered by our team and submitted to the selection committee which takes place once a month.
2. Selection Committee
The founding chefs meet every month to study the applications received, based on the qualified opinions of the chefs and producers of each region and members of the collective. For a file to be accepted, all the founding chefs must give a unanimous favorable opinion.
If your application is accepted, you will receive a membership file. The commitment to the Collège Culinaire de France implies a contribution of 1€ per day, a monthly payment by direct debit of 30€ HT/month. This price enables the Collège Culinaire de France to stay financially independent and allows you to participate in the success and sustainability of its project.
As soon as we receive your completed membership file, you automatically become a member of the collective and receive a welcome kit within 4 weeks. As soon as your membership status is confirmed, you are invited to participate in the Integration coffee meeting, a first event which will inform you about the functioning of the Collège Culinaire de France and its actions, and the right place to ask all the questions you might still have.
If you are not a member of the Collège Culinaire de France but still want to support its values and those of its members, do not hesitate to join us.
The different levels of engagements available to you
Yes, the "Quality Restaurant" and "Quality Artisan Producer" plates are still valid and will coexist with the " Artisans Committed to Quality" plaque. However, if you wish to acquire the new plate, it is possible to order it via your member page, under the heading Toolbox.