Our founder




Mrs. Tardon has over 20 years of experience in co-founding and managing Karine & Jeff, a premier French food brand that produces ready-cooked organic dishes in glass jars. The original business was started in 2000 by Mrs. Tardon and her husband, Jean-François (Jeff), after Karine won a business startup competition for her idea titled Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pot (or “Happiness Comes in the Jar”).  


Karine & Jeff have travelled extensively all over the world with their children and have found joy in creating new recipes using organic ingredients and flavors local to the various countries and regions they have visited. Karine & Jeff started from their shared passion for organic food and living in harmony with nature. Both Karine and the brand have received multiple awards and recognition over the years for innovation.



2023 – Present: Karine & Jeff USA LLC, CEO, Founder & CEO, (FL, USA)


2000 – Present: Karine & Jeff, President & CEO, (France & USA)


2013 – 2020: Restaurant Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pot, Co-Owner & Founder, (France)


2013 – 2020: Coaching & Mentorship,  Toulouse Business School (France)


2013 – 2020: Mentorship, Business support network for entrepreneurs (France)





2018:   Stanford Executive Program for Woman Entrepreneurs Diploma




  • Award for Catering Concepts, Paris, France
  • Remarkable Company Award, Midi Pyrénées, France
  • Prix des femmes de l'économie award, Paris, France
  • AFEE Toulouse France Women and Innovation Award



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