History of association

The Slow Food association since 1999, through the work of our still young president, Jean-Pierre Rous, Maitre Sommelier of France, when he was still chef sommelier at the restaurant Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse’s three Michelin stars at the ‘Hôtel de Paris.

Alain Ducasse, longtime friend of Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food International, by mutual agreement, he decided to promote the path of this fascinating movement on important topics such as the defense of the values essential to the fight against malnutrition and with all that ensues.

The statute and the articles of incorporation of the association have been filed with the Préfecture des Alpes Maritimes under the name “Slow Food South East”, indicating a territory that extends until the end of the Luberon Massif (PACA Region).

Alain Ducasse has quickly joined this wonderful initiative, with its determination to always promote the quality, that was well demonstrated in preferring the culture and identity of the Mediterranean and its wonderful products.

A team of friends and professionists will be forming around Jean-Pierre Rous:

• Jean Pallanca, president of Sommeliers of Monaco

• Henri Baudet, a restaurateur in Menton

• Jean-Pierre Pestre, chef at the Vista Palace Hotel in Roquebrune Cap Martin

• Iorio Gennaro, cellar master at the Hôtel de Parisgiovane Neapolitan knowledge of Italy and its products

• Guy Gedda, the Guru of Provencal cuisine

• Marsou Viano, a personality in Roquebrune Cap Martin, Brasserie Les Allobroges

The headquarters of the association was in Roquebrune Cap Martin, at 1, rue du Val Fleuri, Résidence Le Val

And the adventure was already playing. Founded April 2, 1999.


• Propose a philosophy of pleasure through authenticity, beauty and taste

• Introduction to Education of taste

• Preservation of tradition and customs of the era of the second millennium

• Inform and promote products, scents and flavors of Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, so that they can better appreciate.

We will be happy to tell you more passionate about this story and the first steps of the association aggiornandovi on the contacts, meetings and Workshops taste.

Slow Food is a major international non-profit association committed to give the right value to food, in respect of those who produce, in harmony with the environment and ecosystems, thanks to the knowledge of which they are custodians territories and traditions. Slow Food is working every day in 150 countries to promote good nutrition, clean and fair for all.


A growing worldwide network that gives voice to those who want to build from the bottom a different model of food production that respects the balance of nature, the dignity of producers, consumers’ health. They are part of the Earth Mother peasants, farmers, fishermen, cooks, academics, students, consumers, who share the same desire: to safeguard the territory and guarantee everyone a good, clean and fair. Terra Madre is the meeting between representatives of the global network (in Turin every two years) and regional networks (in Tours, Bilbao, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salam, etc.). Terra Madre is a set of local projects on five continents that protect biodiversity and promote short supply chains and taste education.



The Salone Internazionale del Gusto, organized by Slow Food, the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin in its seventh edition, is a food market, a meeting place and gathering where he engaged in the economy and the exchange of food and wine culture. The goal is to provide consumers and visitors of signs to know and learn to choose food. The Hall becomes a real place for debate on the major issues: the supply chain to consumers, from advertising to education, everything, in short, what concerns gastronomy and economy associated with it.




L’association Slow Food Monaco Riviera Côte d'Azur se compose de restaurateurs, hôteliers, ou même de simples personnes qui aiment la bonne cuisine, l’alimentation propre et la qualité de la vie. On peut devenir membres dans plusieurs manières, au but de soutenir et participer à l’association d’une façon active et importante. L’association a établi des différentes typologies d’inscription.

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