Ariane Pehrson creates Saveurs et Logistique – Lyophilise.fr in 2010 when it becomes evident for her, as a sailor’s wife, that the short supply on the French market does not allow Offshore Race sailors to stock up on food as they would like in terms of food variety and quality, unless knocking on all providers’ doors and racking their brains over logistical issues. That’s how it all started.

She sets up her store at the core of the Offshore Race Division based in Lorient (Brittany, France) to be as close as possible to the sailors and be able not only to supply them with food products but also to get their feedback on the products, and constantly strive to get better products, or different ones, with a broader variety, so as to always satisfy them the best she can.

It became quite obvious to create a website and share this wonderful range of products, gathered at one place, with anyone who enjoys eating in so varied circumstances (mountain, trek, trip, exploration, work abroad, emergency situations)…

Because of its light weight, compact size and ease of preservation linked to the freeze-drying process, freeze-dried food translate into weight and volume reduction as well as space optimization; this preservation method is so effective that it retains the savor and nutrition of the food without adding any preservatives.  


Broadening up

However, these products are not the only ones to adapt to any circumstances. Ready-made meals, if they are well selected among small or large producers who supply caterers and restaurants, are amazing not only in terms of savor but also in terms of quality for the ingredients used, and they are as practical due to their doypack packaging and their shelf life between 1 and 4 years. Even though the weight is different, this is not a point at issue for many of our customers.

In addition, all these top quality products are ideal for any of us either at home, when we come back from a long day at work and we have a longing for a tasty and quality meal, or in the office. Because no doubt about it, every day we have to know what we are going to eat for lunch. Every single day, we have to find the solution: either eating out, or taking away, or carrying lunch; however, when none of these solutions is appealing for lack of time, because we want a change, or because we want to eat at the office effortless, having a quality ready to eat meal available in a drawer becomes an interesting alternative.

Therefore, we provide a range of delicious, top quality, long shelf life with no specific constraints on storage, and convenient products that they adapt to all kinds of circumstances.

Balanced diet

In addition, we want to help those of you who are wondering whether what you are putting in your basket fits your activity, so some hints are given to you so that you know :

  1. What is really added to your basket, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of calorie intake and nutritive values
  2. What should be added to your basket according to your own circumstance and physical condition.

This way you know if the nutrition balance is there or not. That is the reason why the tool My nutrition needs has been created along with the basket and product data information sheet.

We have also built another tool Your weekly menu plan designed to save you time, and help you select, via an interactive guide, the products best suited to you and those that are considered as the best based on client feedback. Your balanced menus suited to your needs are ready in a few clicks! 

The Team

It is sometimes called the ‘Swat’ Team for :

  • its efficiency
  • its ability to adapt to any specific requirements
  • its will to reach for the information that is so far unavailable
  • its flexibility, be able to ship products in small quantities to a private customer in a hurry
  • or even ship through priority express a large volume/quantity of products for corporations or organizations with immediate needs
  • and its proximity to our customers, but also to our products and suppliers, which translates into soliciting feedback and listening to our customers, mastering our product knowledge and exchanging with suppliers on new product development or even for improving existing products.

So it is our pleasure to introduce you to our team :
Aurore Gauter : In charge of the logistics department, she makes sure your orders leave our warehouse in a timely way, and she takes care of the supply chain. She assists Sébastien with any back office configuration tasks for our online store. She answers any of your questions about shipment, stock management and product arrival.

Elodie Le Bretonnic

Clara Colman

Elise Harné
Sébastien Coché : Web marketer and commercial, he is in charge of our online shop and makes sure that our range is displayed clearly, and includes accurate and relevant information. He is also in charge of passing along to you information on new products, promos, via emailing, social networks and media. Since he has in-depth knowledge of the products, he is able to get back to you with quotes and info on the products.
Lydia Jardel is our personal accountant. Besides doing her job, she provides insight on accounting and financial matters for our peace of mind.
Ariane Pehrson : Company founder and manager, not only she leads the company but she is also on the lookout for new products, listening to customers’ needs and answering information requests or targeting specific needs from customers.

Any question about our background, our team or else ? Please feel free to contact us: team@lyophilise.com