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Featured Spotlight - Patrice Mora

This month, in celebration of our 200 year anniversary, we are proud to feature Patrice Mora, President of Matfer Bourgeat Group. We spoke with Patrice about the history of Matfer and what we have to look forward to in the next 200 years!  

Q: Approximately how many product innovations has Matfer created over the course of its 200 year history?

A: We have created more than 20,000 products in the course of our history.


Q: What was the first product Matfer Bourgeat ever created?

A: Matfer’s first product ever created was a made to measure (custom) copper pastry mold.


Q: What is the longest standing product that Matfer still sells?

A: Our Tin pastry molds!


Q: Who is using Matfer products today?

A: Leading executive chefs and pastry chefs from the finest culinary arts programs, restaurants and hotels worldwide use our products. We are proud of our client base that includes customers such as The Four Seasons®, The Wynn® Las Vegas and The Culinary Institute Le Notre (Houston, Texas).


Q: Matfer is celebrating over 200 Years of Innovation and it is still going strong! What is Matfer Bourgeat most proud of?

A: I would have to say our Exoglass® product line. It is a new generation of molds that is exclusive to Matfer. The material’s extra heat resistancy keeps its original shape and will not lose its form. And the Exoglass® mold has excellent heat diffusion for the most complex recipes.


Q: You mentioned there have been over 20,000 number of product innovations from Matfer over the course of your history. What does Matfer use as a basis for new product innovation?

A: We base our new product development upon creation, direct feedback and suggestions from executive and pastry chefs who use our products.


Q: Are there any new product innovations Executive and Pastry Chefs can look forward to this year?

A: We are looking forward to releasing our new wedding cake mold and stand this year.


Q: If there was one thing you would like new to Matfer chefs know about your products . . what would it be?

A: I believe new as well as current chefs who use Matfer products would be interested in knowing about the introduction of new materials such as Exoglass® that we offer within our product lines.


Q: Looking into the next 25-200 years . . . What is Matfer most excited about?

A: We are truly excited about the opportunity to continue to support fine pastry and cuisine worldwide.


JOIN MATFER AS WE CELEBRATE 200 YEARS WITH 200 WINNERS!

We've cooked up some great prizes to celebrate Matfer's 200th Anniversary!

What better way to create your culinary masterpieces than when using Matfer tools in your professional kitchen.  To celebrate Matfer's Bicentennial there are over 200 FREE Matfer must-haves available as prizes for you!! Enter the Matfer Celebrates 200 Years Contest Today!  Click here 

A Passion for Taste Continues, 200 Years Later… MATFER BOURGEAT Celebrates 200 Years of Innovation and Quality by Honoring Tastes and Traditions.

By Mara Papatheodorou, Your Tastes & Traditions Expert

Matfer Bourgeat 200 Year History 1814 Matfer Bourgeat 200 Year History

It all began with tin and two hundred years later the impressive Matfer spirit of innovation continues to thrive. Founded in 1814, in Paris amidst butchers, tavern keepers and truck farmers, the Matfer tradition of fine quality and product development began as tin and coppersmiths made the best bowls, pans and knives for tradesmen around Les Halles.

Today, the company remains in the family and continues to adhere to those initial principles and philosophy so that our products do what they are meant to do better than ever. Whether a chef is baking or basting, slicing or dicing, whisking or whipping, scooping, sifting or spreading, Matfer kitchen tools deliver. From premium quality copper, stainless steel or silicone products, the Matfer team stays ahead in the culinary and catering world thanks to meticulous research and surveys. In this way, Matfer products have earned the confidence of chefs around the world as they continue to meet their ever-changing desires and demands to complement each professional’s needs and talents.

MATFER MAKES ITS MARK!!
DID YOU KNOW…..?
• Matfer now exports to over 100 countries worldwide
• Almost 1000 new MATFER products are launched per year
• In the 1980's we were one of the first companies to use Exoglass® in items like our pastry cutters
• With whisks, in 1989, MATFER was the first industrial food company to change the handle from wood to stainless steel to Exoglass®
• We are a very environmentally friendly and conscientious in their use of water, gas and electricity with all of industrial size products
• In September 2013, MATFER earned a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records for making the most pounds (13723 lbs.!) of French fries at once

JOIN MATFER AS WE CELEBRATE 200 YEARS WITH 200 WINNERS!

We've cooked up some great prizes to celebrate Matfer's 200th Anniversary!

What better way to create your culinary masterpieces than when using Matfer tools in your professional kitchen.  To celebrate Matfer's Bicentennial there are over 200 FREE Matfer must-haves available as prizes for you!! Enter the Matfer Celebrates 200 Years Contest Today!  Click here