Alain Coumont founded Le Pain Quotidien and currently serves as the company's chief creative officer. In this role, he remains the driving force behind the brand's dedication to organic ingredients. Prior to founding Le Pain Quotidien, Alain began his career working as a chef with Michel Guerard, Georges Blanc, and Joel Robuchon. He lives with his family near Montpelier, France.
Jean-Pierre Gabriel is an award-winning author and photographer. His co-authored titles, Cacao: The Roots of Chocolate with Dominique Persoone and Matiere Chocolat with Stephane Leroux, both won Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2009.