• Les bouchons lyonnais Garants de la tradition culinaire Lyonnaise
  • Join the association

    If you own a bouchon and wish to become a member of the Les Bouchons Lyonnais association, this page is for you!

    The Board of the association consists of:

    • President: Joseph Viola, Lyon bouchon.
    • Vice-president: Florence Périer, Lyon bouchon.
    • Secretary: Yann Lalle, Lyon bouchon.
    • Deputy Secretary: Joël Salzi, Lyon bouchon.
    • Treasurer: Benoît Josserand, Lyon bouchon.
    • Deputy Treasurer: Laurent Duc.

    To join the association, you need to:

    • Agree to a visit from an auditor who will come to the restaurant as a “secret” customer. After the meal the auditor will introduce himself/herself to the restaurateur and ask for a tour of the kitchen.
    • The auditor communicates the audit report to the board of the association, who will decide whether or not the bouchon is eligible for membership.

    The membership cost is:

    • annual subscription of €135 excl. VAT.
    • The first year, €380 excl. VAT as a contribution to the promotional kit.
    • Audit cost for a Lyon Bouchon: €400 excl. VAT, €470 excl. VAT for an audit to be awarded the Title of Maître restaurateur.

    The audit includes twenty criteria split into five major categories: food products, personnel and customer relations, interior décor, the environment and exteriors, and finally health, safety and cleanliness. An architectural benchmark designed by a national heritage architect lists the essential and proscribed elements in a bouchon.

    Certified restaurants benefit from a promotional kit so they can be identified by national and international customers. This kit includes:

    • A hand-made enamel plate for the front of the bouchon.
    • A diploma to be displayed inside the restaurant.
    • Les Bouchons Lyonnais embroidered on the personnel’s aprons.
    • Promotion via the different communication tools of the Greater Lyon Tourist Office.