Register now to get involved in Good France 2016

Following the success of Goût de France / Good France in 2015, the event will be held again on 21 March 2016. Chefs, we are calling you to get involved and GO FRENCH for a day.




Join Goût de France / Good France!


Following the success of Goût de France / Good France in 2015, the event will be held again on 21 March 2016, and every year after that, on the first day of spring (for the Northern Hemisphere) / on the first day of autumn (for the Southern Hemisphere). Over the course of a dinner, more than 1,000 chefs throughout the world will demonstrate their culinary creativity by preparing a tasteful menu inspired by French and local cuisine. All chefs across South Africa are invited to rise to the occasion and tantalize our taste buds with their home-brewed savoir-faire. Initiated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and renowned chef Alain Ducasse, this project is an opportunity to celebrate the French art of living through a festive event on an international scale. Goût de France / Good France 2016 is a chance to showcase dishes inspired by French cuisine by using local and seasonal produce.



Participating restaurants are invited to design their menu based on the following sequence:

  • Starter

  • Main course(s)

  • Cheese course (optional)

  • Dessert (optional: two desserts can be offered in-lieu of cheese)

  • French wines and champagnes (local wines can also be proposed)

Each menu will highlight a cuisine that uses less fat, sugar and salt, and shows concern for “good food” as in:

  • Healthy: delicious and nutritious

  • Sustainable: produced, processed, distributed and recycled locally using seasonal vegetables and grains.

The price of the menu is at the restaurant’s discretion.

Participants are encouraged to donate 5% of the proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and the environment if they wish.



It is possible to register in two stages, giving first the contact details of the restaurant, then a proposed menu.

Registration will close by the end of December 2015.

An international committee of chefs will process the applications for approval and announce the participating restaurants on January 18th 2016.



Goût de France / Good France is a unique opportunity to participate in a global food event.

All participants will benefit from an international promotional campaign across all media channels, led by the Goût de France / Good France communication team, French embassies abroad, prestigious partners and major media outlets.