In 2012, for its 31st anniversary, La Soirée becomes the French-American Gastronomy & Wine Show of the Bay Area.
La Soirée will bring out the best of both worlds in Gastronomy and Wine, unveiling their close ties and bridging the Gap between France and California. Wine makers, distributors and importers, chefs, sommeliers, all the actors of the food and wine industry with a French touch will be represented, among a crowd of food and wine lovers.

Tasty food & wine animations,
Breathtaking demonstrations of professional Chefs, Intense gastronomy & wine competitions, Live and silent auctions, A VIP lounge offering upscale animations, And a dazzling dance floor!

To learn more about La Soirée event, Friday October 12th:

Just days after the United States celebrated their 235th birthday, and also days before the Arts et Metiers ParisTech engineering school celebrated its 225th anniversary, Emmanuel Duteil, the US Chief Editor of BFM Business the leading Business information news network in France, interviewed AFAM CFO and Board Member Thomas Ferre about its activities. There, Thomas addressed the need for school to develop internationally and highlighted the success of the efforts and achievements of AFAM in its mission to support the US development of A&MPT. AFAM has long fed upon the creativity of its board members to provide more ways to support students, through increasing donations, internships, and by helping strategic academic alliances with US universities, working towards what Thomas concludes as "an increasing A&M alumni base". The media attention to AFAM's activities highlights the continued attention of the business community on the dynamic and international activities of the Arts et Metiers ParisTech engineering school.

View video on YouTube.

Come join the French Alumni Association Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 29 from 6pm to 9pm. From $5 drink discounts to cheap appertizers, it's the perfect way to meet alumni of "French Grandes Ecoles" in the Sillicon Valley.

The event is located at:

V-Bar Hotel Valencia
355 Santana Row
San Jose

It’s a free event, but space is limited. Please, register NOW !


Join us September 20, 2012 for the French Alumni party - grandes ecoles & universities . Please, visit for ticket information and get your ticket TODAY! Tickets include food, drinks, and an amazing evening. 

It will take place at 7pm in the office of Prime & L'Atelier BNP Paribas: 

2325 Third Street (@20th)
#231 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94107

We look forward to seeing you there!

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for attending our first Gadzart picnic on July 21. It was a great success! We had a turnout of about 20 funtastic people, terrific weather, and a marvelous time with delicious food and fun activities. We look forward to our next reunion!