Contest : win Alex’s book

09-11-2018 Livre french guy cooking
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On the occasion of the publication of French YouTube Star Alex French Guy Cooking‘s new book, @frenchfoodandbeverages launches his very first competiton on Instagram Social Network. 

Livre de cuisine

First book’s Alex

To participate and win one of the 5 copies of the book Just A French Guy Cooking, vist our instagram account now (you’ll find the full regulation of the competition bellow): 

1. Follow our account @frenchfoodandbeverages 

2. Comment the post related to the competition indicating either your favorite french product or french dish 

3. To have a second chance to win, share a picture of the competition with a story on your public account.
Don’t forget to mention @frenchfoodanbevages and the hashtag #FranceBonappetit 

Don’t wait, you have until the 19th of november 00:00 to participate and get a chance to discover Alex’s recipes and little stories. 

Good luck !

Livre de cuisine

Alex’s recipes and little stories

Just A French Guy Cooking, by Alex 

French Guy Cooking is a YouTube sensation with half a million subscribers. A Frenchman living in Paris, Alex loves to demystify cooking by experimenting with food and cooking methods to take the fear factor out of the kitchen. He wants to make cooking fun and accessible, and he charms his viewers with his geeky approach to food. 

In this, his debut cookbook, he shares 90 of his absolute favourite recipes, some of which feature step-by-step photography from amazingly tasty toast all the way to some classic but super-simple French dishes. Along the way, he offers ingenious kitchen hacks a cheat’s guide to wine, five knives you need in your kitchen, the secret to brilliant ramen so that anyone can throw together great food without any fuss.

You’ll find the full regulation of the competition bellow.  





« French Food and Beverages » 

Article 1 – Organiser

SOPEXA – La Société pour l’Expansion des Ventes des Produits Agricoles et Alimentaires – a joint stock company with Executive and Supervisory Boards, registered with the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) in Paris, reg. no. 775 670 110 with the address 28, rue Feydeau 75002 PARIS  (‘the Organiser’) is running a free promotion on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, via Instagram, from 00.00 November 9th 2018 to 23.59 November 19th 2018. 

It is stated that Instagram is not the organising company and / or sponsor of the promotion and therefore cannot be held responsible for any problem related to the promotion. 


  Article 2 – Eligibility

The promotion is open to any persons in the world who are at least 18 (eighteen) years old at the date of entry. Employees of the Organiser and their respective families, also any persons involved directly or indirectly with the design, organisation, promotion and management of the promotion are not eligible to enter. 

To enter the promotion, participants must have an Instagram account and follow the account @frenchfoodandbeverages on Instagram. 

Only one entry per participant is authorised.It is forbidden to participate from multiple Instagram or other accounts. The participation is personal ; it is not allowed to participate from another person’s Instagram account. 

By entering the promotion, participants agree to accept these rules fully and unconditionally 


Article 3 – Terms of participation 

The participation can be entered via Internet only, through the Instagram social network. 

At the opening of the promotion, the Organising Company will post on the @frenchfoodandbeverages account a photo announcing the start of the contest.  

Participation in the promotion : 

  •       Bysubscribingto the account  @frenchfoodandbeverages on Instagram ; and 
  •       Byaddingyour favourite French dish (ex. beef bourguignon) in comment of the promotion announcement post published on the account @frenchfoodandbeverages. 

To have a higher chance of being selected, participants can repost the promotion announcement photo on their personal  « story » with  #francebonappetit and by mentioning the @frenchfoodandbeverages account. 

No other means of participation will be accepted. Any participation which is incomplete or not in conformity with the present regulation will not be taken into account and cannot be the object of any claim. In particular, the comment on the photo on the account @frenchfoodandbeverages must be made no later than the last day of the promotion to validate the participation. 


Article 4 – Exclusion of participation 

The publications must be in keeping with the theme of the promotion and comply with the current legislation ; they may not infringe public order or offend public morality. In the event of non-compliance, the publications will automatically be removed from the promotion. In addition, any publication including comments or images denigrating the promotion, France, French products, the Organising Company or, in general, any unethical remarks will be excluded from the contest. 

The Organising Company reserves the right to delete, without notice, any publication of a pornographic or discriminatory nature, any publication inciting violence or any not in keeping with the theme or requirements of the promotion. 

Under no circumstances may the Organising Company be held responsible, even partially, for the publications made by the participants nor for their removal. 


Article 5 – Prizes 

The prizes of the promotion are  5 (five) cookbooks « Just a French guy cooking » by Alexis Gabriel Aïnouz (English version) with a unit value of approx. 16,50€. 

Each prize is strictly nominative. 


Article 6 – Changes to the Prizes by the Organising Company 

In case of force majeure or substantial change by the supplier in the  purchase price of the prize, the Organising Company reserves the right to substitute the prize won by a prize of similar nature and value without possible engagement of the responsibility of the Organising Company.  

The prize cannot, under any circumstances, be exchanged for its value in cash or against any other prize. 


Article 7 – Method of designation and allocation of prizes to the winners

A draw will be held on November 20,  2018. 

This draw will determine the 5 (five) prize winners amongst all participants who made the comment with their favourite French dish on the announcement photo of the contest with the hashtag #francebonappetit and having respected the terms and conditions of participation. 

The winners of the draw will be named and identified by their usual name or Instagram nickname which they accept from now on by participating. The announcement of the winners will be made in the « story » of @frenchfoodandbeverages with the mention of their usual name or Instagram nickname. 

The winners will be contacted by the Organising Company by private message on Instagram in the week following the end of the promotion. Winners must reply by private message within 5 days from the date of the message informing them of their prize to confirm their surname, first name and postal address. Failing response within 5 days or in case of incomplete response, the  winner will be considered to have waived his prize. 

The winners will receive their prize by post. 

Any prize that cannot be distributed for any reason beyond the control of the Organising Company and, in particular, for any difficulties encountered in contacting the winners,  will remain the property of the Organising Company and may be re-attributed to another participant drawn from valid posts. The Organising Company cannot be held liable in case of deterioration or in the event of a problem occurring during the delivery of the prize by mail. 

The Organising Company reserves the right to request proof of the prize winners’ personal details and postal address. The winners give their permission to verify the authenticity of all details given when submitting their entry to the promotion. All false indications of identity or address will automatically result in the disqualification of the participation. 


Article 8 – Changes to the promotion 

The Organising Company reserves the right to extend this promotion, as well as to postpone the deadline for informing the winners, if the circumstances so require, without incurring any liability. 


Article 9 – Consent to publish 

Winners and participants give their consent for the Organisers to use their name, free of charge, on social media as part of the promotional material connected with the Promotion. 

By entering the promotion and agreeing to the rules, participants agree to the Organiser using their names and/or nicknames as taken from their Instagram accounts to promote the Promotion, and give permission to share the published photo with the Promotion hashtag, to reproduce, publish, represent, adapt, retouch, mount, digitise and display it insofar as it is not altered in any way in the time limit of a year starting at the end of the Promotion. 


Article 10 – Responsibilities 


The Organiser cannot be held liable if, in the event of force majeure, the promotion is cancelled, extended or closed early. Neither can the Organiser be held liable in the event of technical or telecommunications problems, problems with distributing the prizes, or any other events beyond their control which render it impossible to redeem the prizes. 

Furthermore, the Organiser cannot be held liable for any disappointment suffered by the winners as a result of the prize. The Organiser cannot be held liable in the event of loss or damage to details relating to the stay. 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering the promotion, all participants accept that they have no claim against Instagram. By entering the promotion, all participants agree to a complete liability release for Instagram. 

The Organising Company assumes no responsibility for the content of the publications of the participants. The Organising Company has the right to disqualify the candidate(s) in the event of partial or total non-respect of this regulation. 


Article 11 – Personal information 


In accordance with the RGPD and the Data Protection Act of 06 January 1978, the participants have the right to access, rectify or delete information concerning them and to oppose the collection of this information, which may be exercised on a simple written request to the address of the promotion indicated in article 1. 

In case of exercise of the right of opposition before the end of the promotion, the participant renounces his participation. 



Article 12 – Terms and Conditions 


By entering the promotion, participants agree to be bound by the Rules and Terms and Conditions as detailed above. These Terms and Conditions prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials.

No correspondence or discussion regarding the Promotion Rules, Terms and Conditions or organisation can be entered into. 

In the event of fraud perpetrated as part of the Promotion, the Organiser reserves the right to prosecute. 

These Terms and Conditions are available and can be downloaded for the duration of the promotion on: [] 

The Organising Company reserves the right to modify all or part of these Terms and Conditions, in particular to respect any new legislation and / or applicable regulations.