The enthusiastic team behind a project
that is making a difference

Julie Chapon
Julie
Co-founder
The shortest team member with the biggest presence! She is in charge of content creation and communication. Before Yuka, she spent 5 years at a consulting firm, which is how she developed peerless mastery of PowerPoint. Julie loves cheese, salsa, and tidiness. She's also a zero-waste expert who is always eager to share tips with the team!
François Martin
François
Co-founder
The most festive team member, but not a morning person. He worked for 6 years at a web agency that he co-founded. Since then, he still hasn't found anything better to do than write lines of code! François loves web design and spends hours working on details that no one else notices. He also enjoys rock climbing and running, and promised himself to run a marathon "someday".
Benoît Martin
Benoît
Co-founder
The oldest and by far the wisest. Benoît has 10 years of experience in purchasing, but these days, he's more interested in coding. He's in charge of developing the app for Android. He also watches over his little brother (left) and the legal and financial aspects of the company (a lot less fun). Otherwise, Benoît sleeps very little and has 3 wonderful children!
Anthony Berthou
Anthony
Nutritionist
Anthony Berthou is a nutritionist who helps us with our Nutrition Program and blog articles. A college instructor who also teaches health and sports professionals, Anthony revises and approves all our articles. He's also an avid athlete and a former member of the French junior triathlon team.
Charlotte Astruc
Charlotte
Communication
The youngest team member, is fresh from Bordeaux and loves chocolate croissants. Charlotte helps Julie with communication projects and also lends a hand to the customer service team. A fitness enthusiast, she often starts her days at 7am with a CrossFit workout.
Pierre-Emmanuel Altieri
Pierre-Emmanuel
Mobile developer
The handiest team member, he makes drones in his free time. At Yuka, he works with Benoît on the development of the app for Android. He also loves going out for a drink, for Pierre-Emmanuel, every occasion is toastworthy!
Sylvain Chevalier
Sylvain
Back-end developer
The most artistic team member, he loves to make music. His favorite genre? Techno! At Yuka, Sylvain is responsible for the backend, or the database containing the thousands of products. Having just moved to Paris from Nantes, he's still getting used to rush hour on the Métro!
Caroline Coutant
Caroline
Customer service
Our chatty Cathy, she loves to spoil the team with gourmet treats. She's also attentive to users, taking great care to consider their various suggestions. Caroline is a fan of nail art and often surprises us with her creations, which include watermelon-patterned, SpongeBob, and glow-in-the-dark nails!
Ophélia Bierschwale
Ophélia
Public relations
Our resident polyglot, Ophélia speaks French, Spanish, German, Turkish, and English! She spends most of her time communicating with the various brands and answering questions from the press. Her favorite hobby is planting avocado seeds and watching them grow!
Marie Toureau
Marie
Customer & brand services
The most responsible of the team, you’ll never catch her messing around! She responds to the messages sent by users and works with Ophélia on brand communications. She loves to bake cakes with her two young daughters and is always open to new zero-waste ideas!
Maxime Peralez
Maxime
Mobile developer
The buffest member of the team, Maxime spends much of his free time at the gym lifting weights! At Yuka, he's in charge of developing the iPhone app and implementing new features. Not a day goes by without Maxime listening to a tune by Hamza or Gunna (apparently it helps him concentrate!).
the story
Benoît & Melissa

Benoît, one of the co-founders and a father of three, decided he wanted to buy better food for his family. He found it overwhelming to read all the labels for a vast array of food products and thought it would be nice if there were a tool that could automatically analyze the ingredients in each item.

He shared his idea with his brother François and a friend, Julie. Both were immediately won over by the concept. In February 2016, the three of them presented the idea during a startup competition called the "Food Hackathon". After a weekend spent hammering out their concept, the trio took home the top prize! Realizing that their idea fulfilled a real need, they jumped wholeheartedly into the project.

In the beginning, they didn't imagine an app, but a magnetic, carrot-shaped smart device that would stick to the refrigerator. But after a few months, they started to grasp the limitations of such a device, including its price, which would not make the analysis of products accessible to all. They therefore decided to go with a mobile app instead.

Benoît, one of the co-founders and a father of three, decided he wanted to buy better food for his family. He found it overwhelming to read all the labels for a vast array of food products and thought it would be nice if there were a tool that could automatically analyze the ingredients in each item.

He shared his idea with his brother François and a friend, Julie. Both were immediately won over by the concept. In February 2016, the three of them presented the idea during a startup competition called the "Food Hackathon". After a weekend spent hammering out their concept, the trio took home the top prize! Realizing that their idea fulfilled a real need, they jumped wholeheartedly into the project.

In the beginning, they didn't imagine an app, but a magnetic, carrot-shaped smart device that would stick to the refrigerator. But after a few months, they started to grasp the limitations of such a device, including its price, which would not make the analysis of products accessible to all. They therefore decided to go with a mobile app instead.

the team at work