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1000 Fondation beneficiaries a year by 2020

“Last year, we launched our first ever open call for projects as a way to support initiatives that would best increase the Fondation’s impact,” says Armelle Giammattei, Head of the Fondation Valrhona.

We received 22 proposals from across France, selecting seven that would best further the Fondation’s mission to “spread the joy of flavor and the pastry chef’s craft”..

The Association “Un jeune un métier”, the Association Épices and the town of Feyzin’s work with high school students are examples of projects chosen this year. Each carries out different activities aimed at helping young people to learn about culinary professions. In Feyzin, where we’re funding the construction of a new training kitchen, high school students learn to cook over the course of a year. Students of “Un jeune un métier”, meanwhile, benefit from pastry and bakery training and professional orientation, while the Association Épices works to promote social inclusion through cookery and nutrition.

We provide each of the chosen projects with financial support and ingredients, as well as holding discovery workshops on flavor and chocolate. We plan to hold another open call for projects in 2018.

7 new projects supported
1044 Fondation beneficiaries in 2017

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