Le PainQuotidien began in 1990 as an artisan bakery in Belgium and has evolved into a chain 172 restaurants worldwide serving delicious, slow-fast food that does you good - all handmade with the best organic and local ingredients.With its communal tables where guests can sit and eat together in a tranquil, rustic environment, Le Pain Quotidien transports its customers to a simpler way of life. Worldwide locations include Belgium, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Russia, Qatar, Australia, Spain, Mexico, Bahrain, India, Japan, the Netherlands and Brazil.
Alain Coumont founded Le Pain Quotidien and currently serves as the Company's Chief Creative Officer. In this role, he remains the driving force behind the brand's dedication to organic ingredients. Prior to founding Le Pain Quotidien, Alain began his career working as a chef with Michel Guerard, Georges Blanc and Joel Robuchon.He lives with his family near Montpellier, France.
Jean-Pierre Gabriel is an award-winning author and photographer. His coauthored titles, Cacao: the roots of chocolate with Dominique Persoone and Matiere Chocolat with Stephane Leroux, both won Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2009.
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