René MARRE (1956) has 40 years experience in Gastronomy, Wines & Hospitality. Son of Chef.

Marketing, finance & International trade studies.

1981-1985, Deputy Director of the “Paris Financial Information Center” CIF. Specialist in the financial liquidity valuation of largest Cies based in  “La Defense” Paris. During this time, by passion, internship at Gaston LENOTRE school near Paris.

End 1985, by passion & skills, new professional orientation: Gastronomy, delicatessen & wine  sector. Winner of Medoc wines tasting Vinexpo 1985.

1986-1996, 10 years as creator Chairman of the famous “European Wine School” near Basel, with reputed restaurant in 1995. Hundreds of sommeliers trained, at SWISSAIR, COOP, MÖWENPICK, MANOR, ACCOR Hôtels, BALAIR, SERVAIR, 3 Rois Basel and Michelin Restaurants staff.

1997-2011, Consultant in Germany-Swiss-France. Specialized in international exhibitions, Gastronomy, wines & Airlines advisor. Also small Cie specialized in Fair-trade & rare tea of Thailand/Nyanmar.

2012-2017, Export Manager of “Les Vignerons Landais”. Promotion of the New french AOC TURSAN. Awarded in Hongkong at the most important Asian gastronomy show: Food & Wines Festival 2013 with Tursan A.O.P.

2018: Senior Consultant 

Various: Michelin Chefs guest invited as observer/sous-Chef since1978 to learn & perform internships with seven *** Michelin as P.Bocuse, P. Haeberlin, A. Pic, B. Loiseau, ** J. Ducloux, etc.

Expert in wine & food pairings. Airlines advisor flights & lounge – Contest judge cooking, wines & food – Press & Guides advisor. Food Healthy activist. Stayed for years in France, Swiss, Germany & 20 years in Asia. Many publications (Magazines & Book). Advisor/Facilitator/Trainer of the biggest importers in Vietnam, Thailand & Japan.

Very good knowledge of Asian markets.
Especially Japan / Vietnam / Thailand / Hongkong / Global ASEAN / China

Speaks French / English / German.

One-off projects or regular follow-up

Member of ITG Consultants – Paris