The world platform for promoting cookbooks and wine books with outstanding credentials and visibility.
The most valuable asset of a company is its team. Most of the team has been working for 10 years or much more together. It is completely international, with experience from over a dozen countries on all continents. They all share a passion for books. We are expanding, with several more employees in 2009 and 2010, at a moment when many are shrinking. The team is led by Edouard Cointreau father and son. Their outlook is very open, from a strong cultural base in France, headquarters in Spain, and personal ties to the U.S, Argentina, and China. The active presence in Asia has been a key to growth since the Gourmand Awards events in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
The Impact of the Brand
Gourmand International activities doubled from 2003 to 2007, and doubled again from 2008 to 2010. We have a major influence on the cookbook publishing sector, in many ways, cultural and business. Television is our media with the most impact, becoming very important for our growth. Our food shows have been seen by hundreds of millions, our wine shows are all over Asia, bridging the culinary culture gap between East and West. Every year we find several thousands of new authors, and hundreds of publishers. They are wecome to our large community of professionals. Increasingly we are active with the general public, with books winning our awards helping sales significatly.
Our service is to all book professionals, publishers, authors, stylists, photographers, printers, etc. We know their ressources are limited at best. We are fortunate to have institutional, corporate and private partners and sponsors that believe in what we are doing and support our activity for the food and wine books, television, tourism and products.