Affiliated Members


The ESSEC Food Business Challenges Chair wishes to become a recognized institution where innovative, sustainable and reliable transition solutions are invented and designed. Our philosophy is to attract and to welcome individuals, companies or organisations who want to contribute to collective thinking on the future of agri-food systems.

For that reason we have created a Club of affiliated members who contribute to collective thinking on the future of agri-food systems.

The Chair's Affiliates Club brings together the following institutions.

The Food 2.0 Lab of Paris is an academic research lab dedicated to understanding food innovation, consumer behavior, and culinary practices through the lens of big data, genomics, and social sciences.

Founded in 1895 in Paris, Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes with more than 35 schools in over 20 countries.

Located by the Seine River and close to the Eiffel Tower, Le Cordon Bleu Paris features state of the art facilities providing the latest and most innovative opportunities in culinary and hospitality management.

Le Cordon Bleu is hosting a 3-day culinary workshop on the theme of "Innovation, creativity and design for the restaurant industry" with the students of the Chair and their students chefs and pastry chefs.

Since 2014, Le Village by CA has been connecting start-ups and corporate partners to accelerate innovation and business through a unique network present throughout France and internationally.

It leads also five thematic Think Tanks to provide concrete answers and act today. The Chair Food Business Challenges is one of the founding members of the brand new AgriTech Think Tank.

The Youth branch of the Slow Food Movement was created in 2008. Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

The Chair' Students will benefit from this international network bringing together young people to become the next generation of leaders who seek to live in a world where food is truly good, clean and fair for all. This partnership allows the Chair' students to get involved into events and diverse activities promoted by SFYN.

Faire! Mieux is a Do Tank dedicated to the Food Transition to imagine, drive and bring to fruition multi-stakeholder projects with a positive impact on the transition. It was founded by FIDAL (Business Law firm), HOPSCOTCH (Global Communication Group), KEA Partners (Consulting Group) and Philippe Goetzman & (Consulting dedicated to the societal transformation of consumption).

The Chair is proud to be part of this initiative...to Do Better!

The DEMETER Club, created in 1987, is an ecosystem of the agricultural and agri-food sector focused on long-term thinking, global issues and cross-sector dynamics. Around its member companies, it networks higher education schools such as ESSEC trough the FBC Chair, mobilizes scientific experts and cooperates with several national ministries.