Ariane Daguin

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Ariane Daguin of D’ArtagnanAriane Daguin


Years With company: 28 Years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:: French Baccalaureat mention Bien. Some college. Organizations: James Beard Foundation, City Harvest, Share our Strength, Les Dames de l’Escoffier.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My father, André Daguin and Roger Duffour who taught me everything about the culinary traditions of Gascony. Julia Child who counseled and encouraged the beginning of D’Artagnan.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date?: Last June end of our 28th year, realizing that at $70 million sales, we are debt free and achieved efficiencies both in Chicago and in Newark to continually improve profitability while growing sales. 

Most challenging part of your job: Sourcing. Not compromising the quality of the meats we provide means that we have to constantly identify, convince and add farmers to our group.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Surround yourself with people smarter than you.

Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, music.