Expat Entrepreneur: Bertrand in Luxembourg
Bertrand, owner of L’Atelier de Cuisine likes the cultural mix of Luxembourg and bringing people together to enjoy the pleasures of preparing and eating food.
City of residence: Luxembourg
Name of company: Miam Conseils
Date of company launch: January 2005
Can you give us a brief description of your business and how it is going?
L’Atelier is a place dedicated to preparing and discovering seasonal products. We offer cooking classes, workshops and presentations for kids, families, companies, friends and more.
What do you like about doing business in Luxembourg?
This huge mix of culture from all over the world.
What do you find most frustrating about doing business in Luxembourg?
The business is warmer than the weather.
How has the economic crisis affected your business?
Of course checking twice before spending money and looking more for special offers. This means that I do double check before buying the products I need.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs setting up business in Luxembourg?
That Luxembourg is not as big as they think, so it may not be as prolific as they are used to. However, there are still opportunities for professionals.
How does running a business in Luxembourg compare to running a business in other countries that you have lived in?
This is the first time running my own business.
L’Atelier offers cooking classes highlighting seasonal food, children's workshops, tasting of wine paired with food, presentations, “fast cooking” ideas for last minute guests, gift vouchers, meals to heat up at home, tips on using spices or how to shop at the market.
Visit the L’Atelier de Cuisine website (in French) here. Click here for English info on L’Atelier de Cuisine and here for information in English on Cooking Team Building.
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