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Hédiard, luxury delicatessen since 1854 Hédiard, first luxury delicatessen in Paris, was created in 1854. Since that date, it has never stopped redefining and setting the standard for its trade. Its rigorous search for the best products and creation of delicious recipes ensures that Hédiard guarantees a veritable taste experience for the most demanding gourmet consumers.
Ferdinand Hédiard: One man's adventureHediard is before all the passion of its creator Ferdinand Hédiard for rare and high quality products.Born in 1832, he got involved at the age of 14 in the « Tour de France des compagnons » which led him to the port of Le Havre in 1848. There he discovered the spices and exotic fruits imported from the colonies. Mesmerized by these fabulous items, he immediately went to Paris to try to sell them.He first settled his commodity in a cart at Place de la Victoire in Paris. Then, after a successful start, he opened his first store rue Notre Dame de Lorette in 1854, before investing the now famous 21 place de la Madeleine address in 1870. The Parisian high society rushed to discover Mr Hédiard's fantastic arrivals. This is the beginning of an adventure...
The essence of luxury delicatessenNicknamed the « stationary traveller », Ferdinand Hédiard perfectly embodied the profession of a grocer. He was passionate about his products, constantly seeking new flavours. This spirit still continues 160 years later.Today, la Maison Hediard keeps on perpetuating the tradition of a strict selection of products, and production methods that are true to the authentic recipes. The rare commodities from around the world were the first items to build Hédiard's fame. Recognized for its excellent bourbon vanilla, Hédiard was the first store to import such products as dates, Nuoc Mam or imperial cinnamon.Then, Hédiard stood out with the production of its own jams and fruit jellies. Eventually, Hédiard opened its Cellar in the 1960s...
The French art of Fine LivingThe pioneer of luxury Parisian groceries, Hédiard is now recognized around the world as a veritable ambassador of fine living à-la-Française.At Hédiard, this French lifestyle is embodied by the personality of its creator, by the store in Place de la Madeleine - a genuine Paris institution - and by its approach to the luxury groceries trade, which bears all the hallmarks of inimitable French sophistication.As such, La Maison Hédiard has been a founding member of the Colbert Committee since 1954, which works to spread influence of French luxury around the world. In addition, its expertise led Hédiard to receive the «Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant Français» (Living Heritage Company) label in 2007...
Hédiard's valuesHédiard is committed to turning every taste experience into an enchanting moment, by continually developing the company's key values:Authenticity:Working with the most renowned producers, perpetuating the recipes upon which Hédiard's reputation is based, and selecting only the purest ingredients - these are our sourcing and production standards.Excellence:Whether in terms of product selection, our standards of service, or the presentation of our gift boxes, Hédiard guarantees excellence, in order to always offer the very best to its customers. There are no half-measures.Audacity:Right at the start, Hédiard dared to offer Parisians exotic items that had never been seen before. It took the step of inventing fabulous hampers, and specialized in exceptional gifts to make dreams come true. These initiatives have forged the legend of Hédiard - a place where anything is possible...