Since 1892, Bérard, located in the mountains of Royans, which border the northern edge of Provence, has specialized in creating true French hand-crafted artisan items for the kitchen and home from carefully selected woods such as beech wood, boxwood, and olive wood. The skilled craftsmen use their extensive experience and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to create the best in quality and design in both traditional as well as innovative Bérard Kitchen tools. All items in beech wood, box wood or cherry wood come from FSC certified forests. All olivewood items come from agricultural orchards and each tree is cut with respect to the laws that protect each country and the use of olive wood.
Wooden items used for serving or preparing food should be washed under running water. They should never be immersed in water or washed in a dishwasher, as soaking may cause the wood to warp or split. They should be dried immediately with a towel, not left to drain. To maintain the condition of wooden items, a small quantity of edible oil may be rubbed into the wood. Wooden items should be kept away from sources of heat and bright sunlight as these may cause the wood to warp.