The reason we launched Arsène is to create a unique link between small producers and Belgian consumers. Arsène is also the unique intermediary who goes to the farm and to the workshops of Belgian craftsmen to create gourmet baskets that your colleagues are delighted to taste.
Gourmet baskets since 2019
Behind Arsène stand Charles and Nicolas, two long-time friends. Concerned about the quality, origin and production conditions of the food we eat, we, as two gourmets, have often come up against incomplete information.
So we investigated our favourite products and found ourselves confronted with manufacturing methods that were incompatible with our values. We were determined to find a way to put the artisans back at the centre of the process. But how? To do this, we first had to meet the Belgian producers and get their opinions. To this end, we travelled 25,000 kilometres across Belgium to meet the artisans of our flat country. Then, as the demand grew, we decided to gather their products in a Belgian gourmet and aperitif basket. This basket was composed of products from different artisans and was intended for our friends and family.
As the sales circle grew rapidly, we looked for ways to do more to highlight the producers. So we decided to create “discovery cards”. The aim of these is to tell the daily life of Belgian producers, their stories and the way they make their products. Arsène was born. Due to the success of these assortments, we started to dream. It was in this context that we decided to launch ourselves in order to promote the work of small producers throughout the country, by creating bold and innovative flavour combinations to be offered to companies, always in the form of a gourmet basket.
As the aim of our initiative is to promote small Belgian producers, we decided to define ourselves by a first name. This would become a fictional character, accompanying and advising us during our adventures and in the creation of our gourmet baskets. As for the name Arsène, it is simply the first name of Nicolas’ grandfather, one of the two co-founders, who was himself a pork butcher.
Promouvoir les producteurs de notre pays en proposant aux entreprises , une offre simple, rapide et personnalisée de produits apéritifs belges.
The aim of our company being to promote Belgian producers within gourmet boxes, we decided to create a charter applying to all our aperitif boxes. Arsène promotes Belgian products, produced in a short circuit and manufactured in an artisanal way by small producers who are paid a fair price.
They trust our gourmet baskets
Reviews of our gourmet boxes
Our business model is based on our relationship with the Belgian producers but also with our customers. For this reason, you can contact us directly by phone. Here are some feedbacks from our customers.
Florianne Van Frayenhoven
ARCHITECT À LOWETTE & PARTNERS
“Ma collaboration avec Arsène a été un réel plaisir. Du professionnalisme , des produits d’une qualité exceptionnelle et aussi, un service irréprochable et très agréable.”
“During this particular period, Arsène was extremely flexible in meeting our needs. Focused on the customer experience, they brought flavour to our electronic events.”
The Arsène team looks forward to hearing from you!
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