Chance encounters often make great stories. MeilleurduChef.com is definitely one of them! It is the story of two men: Philippe, a passionate Chef eager to share his culinary skills, and Loïc, a retail and Internet savvy businessman.
With different backgrounds, Loïc and Philippe got together around a common, innovative project: an online boutique offering professional kitchenware for sale to both home cooks and professionals, as well as a recipes platform with step-by-step instructions for gourmets and fine connoisseurs of cooking. The adventure starts in 2001 and the results soon prove to be encouraging: the recipes quickly attract nearly 1,000 visitors on the website. The users are a loyal audience to Chef Philippe's new recipe releases, and Philippe soon becomes a real culinary coach! At the time, MeilleurduChef.com is the only website with illustrated step-by-step recipes... sometimes even filmed with a webcam!
Over the years, Loïc and Philippe built up their branding, always bearing in mind the company's rationale and major objective: make a large range of professional kitchenware accessible to home cooks, including small utensils, kitchen equipment and appliances, tableware, delicatessen products, cookbooks and professional clothing.
As the online store gradually expands, the company seals key partnerships and establishes sustainable relationships. How not to mention the company's privileged partnership with Matfer, the prestigious French manufacturer, whose entire range is available on the website. These special relationships are the result of Loïc and Philippe's long-term endeavour of selecting only the best quality.
First and foremost, MeilleurduChef.com focuses on customer stafisfaction, which is based on the high efficiency of the services provided: delivering orders to metropolitan France within 24 hours is a primary objective. Building on its growing success, the pure play merchant recently moved to a new facility, including a warehouse with sufficient space to store over 10,000 products.
As the company grows, MeilleurduChef.com stays focused on its initial principles: transmission, sharing and humanity. And these essential values are part of the daily operations of the company, be it in customer relations, internal management of the team or Chef Philippe's recipes.