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 the nutritionist who works with us. He has co-written Yuka’s book titled "The Healthy Eating Guide". A college instructor who also teaches health and sports professionals, Anthony revises and approves all our blog articles. He's also an avid athlete and a former member of the French junior triathlon team.
Sylvain Chevalier
Sylvain
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. He spends at least as much time making jokes as he does writing code.
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!
Marie Toureau
Marie
Customer services
The most responsible of the team, you'll never catch her messing around! She responds to the messages sent by users and she is also in charge of the relations with brands. She loves to bake cakes with her two young daughters and is always open to new zero-waste ideas!
Tamara Linder
Tamara
Customer service
The most multilingual, she is Austrian and speaks fluent German, Italian, English, and French! Along with Caroline and Marie, she is in charge of customer service and manages the numerous exchanges with our dear users. She always uses non-violent communication and never raises her voice.
Léna Jamin
Léna
Communication
The youngest, she loves trying out new dishes, but she has a weakness for Italian food, especially burrata. She works with Julie on all things communications and, in particular, takes care of bringing social media to life. A sunset lover in her spare time, her camera roll is full of the evening sky.
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