Potel et Chabot
The history of Potel et Chabot began in Paris in 1820, when Jean François Potel, master pastry chef at rue Vivienne, and Etienne Chabot, the well-known chef of the French court joined forces and laid the foundations of a home catering company to be known as Potel et Chabot.
Success soon became their dinner guest; they served kings and institutions, and organized most of the period’s important railway inaugurations. As their reputation grew, they purchased buildings and shops, including the food store of the oldest Parisian caterer, the famous Chevet.
Over the years, all those involved have left their mark. By 1900, driven by the phenomenally successful Mayors Banquet (25,000 dinners served in the Jardin des Tuileries), Potel et Chabot had become a benchmark caterer in France and abroad.
Potel et Chabot now comprises almost 400 permanent employees and up to 1500 at the busiest times of year, a firmly anchored flagship at 3 rue de Chaillot, five prestigious reception sites in Paris, and teams ready for action across the world: New York, Moscow, London, Singapore, Dubai.
Potel et Chabot is proud of its talent as a creator of tailor-made events. Potel et Chabot will lavish the same care and attention of any event, be it a private 10-guess event, a corporate 2,000-guess event, or a charity reception that mobilizes numerous great chefs, because each new challenge is a step forward to new adventures.
Potel et Chabot was acquired by the French food company Bongrain in 1986, and so the adventure continues in New York, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, London, Singapore: a history envisioned nearly two centuries ago by two passionate admirers of gastronomy and French art de vivre: Mr Potel and Mr Chabot.