Bakers Journal

Lallemand marks 100 years with holiday luncheon

December 18, 2023
By Bakers Journal

President and CEO past and present Jean and Antoine Chagnon welcom colleagues, clients and partners to the company's annual luncheon. Photo: Bakers Journal

Toronto – Lallemand hosted its annual luncheon and networking event for colleagues, clients and partners at the Old Mill in Toronto on Dec. 13.

This year Lallemand is celebrating a significant milestone: 100 years of yeast production in its production plant on rue Préfontaine in Montreal.

Past president and CEO Jean Chagnon welcomed about 100 guests, spoke about the company’s long history and noted it is in good hands with son and current president and CEO Antoine Chagnon, who took the helm of the company in 2015, succeeding his father, Jean, and grandfather Roland before him.

Lallemand has a presence in 50 countries over five continents, employs more than 5,000 employees and operates 48 production facilities, including 24 yeast and 10 bacteria plants. The company develops, produces, and markets yeast, bacteria, fungi, and derivatives of these microorganisms for applications in baking, wine, beer, distilled spirits and other food and agricultural industries.

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