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France has a tradition that was perpetuated over centuries: it classifies, organises, and rewards the best skilled French artisans and craftsmen through institutions such as the ‘Meilleurs Ouvriers de France’ (over 100 years) or the ‘Compagnons du tour de France’ (over 800 years). All SAF experts are recipient holders of an “excellence award”. They have all been trained in knowledge audits, since they have all passed the tests proposed during the competition. They know how to provide training since for them, learning constitutes the main way to access knowledge.

Many craftsmen in France and abroad dream about the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France in their “blue-white-red” collar. Created in 1924, the competition ‘Meilleurs Ouvriers de France’ accentuates “the high qualification in the exercise of a professional activity in the artisanal, commercial, service, industrial or agricultural field”.
Only the highly skilled craftsmen obtain this medal, hence the admiration. The competition is divided into 16 groups and assembles 240 crafts including amongst others, catering, and hotels hospitality (hotel craft), building construction and architectural heritage, industries manufacturing, clothing, jewellery, music, and food. More publicised than others of its group, the gastronomy cuisine class distinguishes the chefs.


Frédéric FAURE
Meilleur Ouvrier de France
Landscape Gardening Art
Founder member of SAF