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Profile of registrant

Euro-Toques International

Identification number in the register: 28700883991-32
Registration date: 05/08/10 11:56:13

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/07/14 12:16:28
The date of the last annual update was 24/07/14 12:16:28

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Euro-Toques International
Acronym: ETI
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  didier Peschard
Position: Président

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Maria Luisa  Martinez Diez
Position: Consultante

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 19-21 rue du Luxembourg 
Bruxelles 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 25068829
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: L’association des grands chefs cuisiniers Euro-Toques International s’est développée au cours des dernières années et continue sa lutte pour la promotion de l’alimentation de qualité et la protection de l’héritage culinaire des Etats membres de l’UE.

Fondée en 1986 par les grands chefs cuisiniers de Belgique, d’Espagne, de France, d’Irlande, d’Italie et des Pays-Bas, Euro-Toques – la Communauté Européenne des Cuisiniers – s’est étendue, au cours de ses 25 années d’existence, à de nombreux autres pays dont certains Etats membres issus de l’Europe Centrale et Orientale, tels que la Bulgarie, la Pologne et la Roumanie. La vocation de cette association est de défendre les traditions culinaires de chaque Etat membre, de protéger la qualité de l’alimentation en Europe et de veiller à ce que les Chefs puissent continuer à bénéficier d’ingrédients locaux et traditionnels. L’organisation a été reconnue par le président de la Commission européenne d’alors, M. Jacques Delors, comme un interlocuteur de référence sur les questions d’alimentation de qualité à l’échelle de l’UE.

Euro-Toques compte travailler sur les questions suivantes au cours de l’année à venir :
- Protection des producteurs et des méthodes alimentaires locales et traditionnelles ;
- Sauvegarde des traditions culinaires des Etats membres d’Europe Centrale et Orientale ;
- Promotion de l’alimentation saine et de la passion pour la gastronomie et la cuisine parmi les nouvelles générations à travers l’éducation des enfants ;
- Défense des espèces animales menacées, dont le thon rouge.

Top European chefs association Euro-toques International has re-grouped and expanded, and continues the fight to promote food quality and protect culinary heritage in the European Member States.

Established in 1986 by the top European Chefs at the time from Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland and the Netherlands, over its 25 year history, Euro-toques – the European Community of Cooks – has expanded to encompass many more countries and has recently accepted memberships from some of the newly joined EU Member States, including Bulgaria, Romania and Poland. The founding purpose of the association was to defend the culinary traditions of each of the Member States, to protect the quality of food available in Europe and to ensure that chefs would continue to be able to source local and artisan ingredients. The organisation was recognised by then EC President Jacques Delors as an official commentator on food quality issues to the EC.

Some of the main issues of concern to Euro-toques, and which they plan to work on over the coming year are the:
- Protection of Traditional and Artisan food producers and traditional production methods ;
- Safeguard of culinary traditions from Central and Eastern Europe countries ;
- Promotion of healthy eating and passion for food and cooking amongst the next generation by educating children ;
- Defense of endangered species, such as bluefin tuna.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Déjeuners au PE sur les enjeux majeurs de la réforme de la PCP.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 01/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.