Alain Coumont started Le Pain Quotidien (the name means ‘Daily Bread’ in French) in 1990. The chain now has over a 100 outlets across 15 countries.
Alain Coumont learned about bread as a small child, standing on a chair every Sunday watching his grandmother bake bread. As a young chef in Brussels, Alain could not find the right bread for his restaurant.
Passionate about quality, he returned to his roots and opened a small bakery where he could knead flour, salt and water into the rustic loaves of his childhood.
He called his bakery “Le Pain Quotidien”.