Founded by Eric Kayser in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Bakery… Meaning that in Paris, Singapore and other 24 countries in the world, artisan bakers from Maison Kayser start baking in-house early in the morning, using natural leaven and long fermentation process to come up with the best quality days after days.
Attached to traditions but in tune with the time, Eric Kayser has renewed the very concept of bakery by creating original venues and new gastronomic codes: Corner shops, retail bakeries, bakery-café for quick bite and Restaurant du Boulanger where Bread sets the menu.
"Artisanal bakery is a craft like none other. Everyday in our shops we see baker chefs living their passion, and food lovers savoring good products. Thinking that with simple ingredients flour and water, we give and share pleasure with people; this feeling is priceless."
Eric Kayser was born with bread’s heritage being the son, grandson, great-grandson of French bakers.
Consultant, Inventor of the Fermentolevain, books writer and trainer at the French National Institute of Bakery and Patisserie, Eric Kayser combined many activities before he opened his first own Bakery in Paris in 1996, with the aim to promote artisanal methods, reintroduce the use of natural leaven and explore Bread as a gastronomic product around the world.
Since the very first days Eric Kayser and his team have never lost focus on the commitments that built the reputation and success of Maison Kayser.
Eric Kayser opens his first own bakery in the historic district of Paris in the Rue Monge. This outlet remains the cradle of Maison Kayser from where we extract the original natural leaven to export leaven culture in our shops all over the world.
First opening of Maison Kayser abroad in Japan, quickly rewarded for best croissant in Tokyo, and best artisan baker two years later.
Eric Kayser calls for French Bakery to be added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as a living and “constantly recreated” heritage as defined by the UNESCO.
In December Maison Kayser inaugurates its first Bakery-Café in the heart of Singapore, at the basement floor of the prestigious Scotts Square mall, Orchard.
Today our artisans produce fresh breads everyday in our 120 shops among 24 countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand… but also in Europe, Middle East, Africa, South and North America.
Following the pure bakery tradition, our breads are produced every-day on site by the hands of our Artisan bakers. Eric Kayser’s breads are elaborated with natural leaven, selected flours and rest for 12 hours before baking.
Each of our bakeries is unique and reflects the life of its neighborhood. With a wide network, Maison Kayser remains a human-sized structure made of passionate men and women.
"Good bread does not lie: it says everything about the quality of its ingredients and know-how of its creator. A true baker performs a miracle everyday"
Eric Kayser’s ambition is to bring traditional French bakery up to modern time, explore bread as an infinite field of creation, but without taking away anything from its soul.
While respecting the traditional French craftsman baking methods Eric Kayser and his team of bakers from all over the world investigate the potential of this universal product, getting inspired by local food cultures to create a unique range of breads always reinvented: French baguette, sun-dried tomatoe Ciabatta, Curcuma and nuts viennois…
"I wish to modernize the image of the artisanal bakery. Adapt to today’s tastes by finding perfect balances between old and new flavors and sell them in design modern stores"
Just like “grand cru” wines, Eric Kayser’s breads distinguish by their premium quality.
Eric Kayser managed to bring simple bread up to the gastronomic level. In our bakeries and restaurants breads are associated with the finest ingredients.
"I want to give bread a place of honor on our tables. In my bakeries, there are breads for every taste, every occasion and every dish."
Being a bread lover with a strong desire to share his passion, Eric Kayser contributed to many writings where he reveals his secrets. Discover our recipes and tips in beautifully illustrated books.