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Behind the scenes of La Cornue

Since it was founded in 1908, the family firm La Cornue has been making cookers and cooking ranges. It was awarded the EPV label in 2007.

Since 1908, three generations have succeeded, bringing the company to its current level and establishing its global reputation.
Today, Xavier Dupuy, grandson of the founder, opens the workshop doors for us.

Made from the noblest materials – solid copper brass, cast iron, steel, nickel and enamel – the first two steps are piercing and folding the sheet metal. Entirely made by hand until 30 years ago, the company now has two precision machines. Some believe that this investment saved the company by allowing it to conquer the global market thanks to its new production capacity. In any case, it paid off for Xavier Dupuy because 80% of production is today for an international clientele.

A Cornuchef cooker or a Château cooker is made here under the attentive eye of a journeyman, who will follow its manufacturing process from the order through to delivery. These two ranges are made to measure and can be personalised at will: materials, equipment, colours and event personal patterns and signature.


When asked "Why is La Cornue successful?” Xavier Dupuy replies without hesitating,
"It’s the combination of exceptional know-how, absolute rigour and a constant search for modernity”.
Guillaume Drapier, project manager, has captured the brand's values and injected them into an ambitious and innovative range: this range is La Cornue W, which, according to him, has one foot in culinary excellence and the other in contemporary design.

14 November 2012