Organizer : UMIH 972

The result of the grouping of several employers’ organizations, the UMIH represents, defends and promotes independent professionals in the hotel, restaurant, bar, cafe, brewery, nightlife and seasonal professions, across all sectors of the economy, regions and departments of France.

Federating 72 percent of independent unionized companies, the UMIH 972 is the first employers ‘union in the CHRD sector (cafés – hotels – restaurants – nightclubs) and one of the largest French employers’ unions. The UMIH 972 is present and active in all French departments, in mainland France and overseas, with over 2000 elected officials and 400 employees who ensure the daily promotion and defense of our professions. In Martinique, the UMIH 972 is chaired by Véronique Bidault des Chaumes.

The UMIH 972 is committed to the future of the profession and young people, while encouraging companies to progress further. Its mission: promote the catering trades and make the sector attractive to Martinique.

Since the beginning of 2017, the UMIH 972 has been working on the establishment of a Creole gastronomic event combining products from our region and AOC rhum from Martinique. The concept has evolved a lot to finally become: Kréol Food & Rum.


Véronique Bidault des Chaumes, President of the UMIH 972

Sébastien RIPARI

The UMIH 972 is accompanied by Sébastien RIPARI to organize the 2nd edition of the Kréol Food & Rum week from 20th to 26th October 2019.

A gastronomic consultant for more than 25 years for the biggest ‘Food & Beverage’ players in the French and international economy, Sébastien Ripari has impacted the world of Gastronomy by bringing his unique expertise to chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and brands in the form of audits, creation of concepts, achievements, organization of culinary festivals, prestigious dinners and 360° advice in the culinary world.

Photo Sébastien RIPARI, consultant gastronomique

Sébastien RIPARI, Gastronomic Consultant