A committed brand
Founded in Marseille in 1922, Esprit Gourmand is a family-run business specialised in roasting and transforming nuts as well as preparing premium specialty food.
Listed in all French “Palaces”, nearly all 5 star hotels in France and in many hotels worldwide, Esprit Gourmand is a key player in the luxury hospitality industry.
Esprit Gourmand has close to 100 years of expertise in nuts, confectionery and high quality food trading. With more than 20 years’ experience in luxury hospitality, the company has developed expert market knowledge and strong relationship with Michelin star chefs and their teams.
From the classic salted almonds, to the original sesame wasabi cashew nuts or flavoured mixes, discover a large choice of original creations developed by our chefs to pair with cocktails at the bar. The best quality dried fruits and nuts, from the best origins, …
Wellness and Spas
A specific range has been developed to meet the specific needs for SPAS and wellness centers within the hospitality and tourism sector.
We offer a wide range of turndown and welcome products produced in our facility or selected from traditional French producers.
We offer a comprehensive and largely organic range of cereals, jams, honeys, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Our cereal range is completed with a delicious line of premium granolas, mueslis and classics (corn flakes, oats etc…)…
Upmarket products, exclusively available in luxury hotels, are meticulously hand packed in jars selected to suit minibar size restrictions. They are also vacuum sealed or packaged in protective atmosphere for an extended shelf life.
Culinary & Pastry
The professional range has been created to offer the best quality raw materials in order to enhance chefs’ creations. Unlike other suppliers, nuts and fruits have been selected by experts and the products are made to order for optimal freshness…
Airline and yachting catering
Our offer specific light compact individual packaging to meet the needs and restrictions from the airlines and yachting industry.
From specific packaging to product development, we deliver personalisation service to meet all needs.
Product development service
Our R&D team is dedicated to develop new recipes, improve existing processes and create specific products upon request.
Our production workshop
Located in the south of France, between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, our production facility includes :
- A raw materials storage area with a cool room and a cold chamber for the most delicate products.
- A roasting and caramelising area. We recently expanded this section to include spaces for chocolate manufacturing and nuts processing as well as a breakfast area dedicated to preparing granola and jams
- A packaging area for bulk products and a hand packaging area for minibar and welcome products
- A shipping area
Esprit Gourmand E-shop changes name and becomes Maison Naja!
Find all your favourite products on our new E-shop and discover our fine food brand Maison Naja and its complete range of products.
Esprit gourmand celebrates 100 years of historyOn the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Esprit Gourmand was happy to welcome customers, partners and employees to a unique place in Marseille to celebrate...
Esprit Gourmand pistachiosEsprit Gourmand was the first importer of pistachios from Iran in France and has fostered a love affair with this specific nut ever since. With...
Esprit Gourmand almondsOriginally from central Turkey , known since the antiquity, almonds are key to the Mediterranean culture. Almonds can differ from their country of origin but also...
Esprit Gourmand hazelnutsOriginally found in the temperate zones, hazelnut trees are grown in Turkey, Spain, France, Italy and North America. They can differ from their country of...
How to select the perfect almond powder ?In pastry, two major trends predominate for the use of almond powder. Some like it above all for its texture. It then enters as an...
How to select quality nutsDried fruits, depending on their origin and variety, have a different taste, a specific texture and crunchiness as well as a particular shape.