Emmanuelle Coquet, is the Director of The Gourmet Emporium and L’Epicerie Delicatessens.

The company she incorporated in 2010, imports and supplies gastronomic products to the best hotels of the island. Alongside a dedicated professional team and her daughter, she manages three delicatessens and its catering service.

Hospitality & Private Catering in Mauritius is her playground and it is not surprising that she has been coined as “The Gastronomy Queen”. Recently nominated at the IBL Tecoma Awards, Emmanuelle gives us a glimpse of her busy life, which entails meeting at her level best the requirements of her clients but at the same time keeping quality for her family which is her priority.

Besides being a devoted mother, this serial entrepreneur is not only famous for her contribution to the Mauritian gastronomy, hospitality and catering events but is always networking and constantly promoting her brands herself. The key to her success is her innate passion for fine food products, and likewise she nurtures great love for the Champagne Billecart-Salmon for which she holds an exclusif distribution for Mauritius.

Her company is also the exclusive distribution for the Rova Caviar from Madagascar in Mauritius, a first in the Indian Ocean. In order to provide a wider range of gastronomic products to the market she undertakes to continuously source out new products which indirectly allows for growth in the food and beverage sector in line with latest culinary trends. To showcase and market their products better, the company carries out numerous tasting events where chefs are able to discover discerning quality products.

In addition to her various professional activities Mrs Coquet is also involved in benevolent activities. She helped intensively to launch the ‘Chefs du Cœur’, an association of chefs and celebrities from the hospitality industry, which organizes gastronomic evenings to raise funds to support good causes. It also runs the “Foot for the future” program in the Riambel region (south of the island) which combines sports support (purchase of shoes, balloons and sponsorships) and literacy program for underprivileged children.

So all of you, gastronomy professionals, gourmet and wine lovers, remember that The Gourmet Emporium and L’Epicerie is definitely a one stop shop for the quality products you are constantly looking for. Your shopping experience will be a journey of discovery of the finest gourmet foods and wines selected with passion.

THE EMPORIUM GOURMET LTD, Ferney Road, Forest Side – Tél : 670 9997

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The COVID-19 outbreak brought the world to a standstill, and the hospitality sector is one of the hardest hit economic sectors, mainly due to the introduction of travel restrictions. In Mauritius, the hospitality sector represents a fair share of the economy and one of many forecasts made about the impacts of the pandemic is a contraction of 20 percent, which will span over the next three to five years.

The sanitary crisis has also other unquantifiable impacts on the tourism sector including the loss of livelihoods of locals, loan repayment commitment of impacted businesses, low to no occupancy rates of hotels that may lead to temporary or permanent closure, and cash flow issues.

In the face of these hardships, the Government has come forward with certain supporting measures such as the extended Wage Assistance Scheme for tourism sector, prolonged loan moratoriums and low interest rates, the waiver of the rental payment of state lands for the upcoming financial year to tide over the liquidity issues. The Mauritius Investment Corporation (MIC) has also been set up to propose investments in eligible companies through different investment tools including both equity and quasi-equity instruments. 

The Deloitte Hospitality Survey report provides the market sentiment of the leaders from the major hotels, resorts, villas, and business hotels in Mauritius on the budgetary measures, the current challenges, key focus areas, and the way forward for hospitality industry in the current and post-COVID times. Whilst the report conveys what people shared during the survey, it also provides Deloitte’s point of view based on our global and industry expertise.


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