About Us

CCN offers a dedicated team of experts at your service to advance your career and business development plans:

Michel Cloes

Mr. Cloes is a Belgian & California attorney who shares a passion for food and spices dating back to his childhood heritage from Africa and Belgium. His student and professional life took him to new local as well as ethnic food horizons in the Southern region and West Coast of the United States where he worked over 10 years as an international lawyer in Los Angeles. In a later professional chapter covering the following 10 years he held senior management positions in US. multinational companies in Europe where he rediscovered the many regional culinary traditions as well as the rich flavors of South East Asia and India during numerous travels.
While a lawyer, Mr. Cloes co-authored EU Business Law, West Publishing 1995. He is working on his next book ’Revenue Models in International Haute Cuisine’.
Mr. Cloes is an active Board member in several civic and professional associations in the United States and Europe.

Former contributing editor of Gourmet Magazine and food writer for the International Herald Tribune legendary Naomi Barry is author of Paris a Table, Rome at Table, Food alla Florentine, Adorable Zucchini plus articles in major publications worldwide. She brings her immense knowledge of the food world gathered over 5 continents to assist CCN and its clients in concept creation & culinary engineering.

Peter Houlahan, Head North America & Market Research
Peter Houlahan is a Founder and Former President of FocusVision Worldwide, the global leader in live video 
streaming of focus groups for the marketing research industry. Under Mr. Houlahan, FocusVision grew to a $25mm company with 70 employees in offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago and was acquired in 2007 by the Private Equity firm SV Investment Partners of New York. Peter lives with his wife and two children in Connecticut, USA. 

Jean Remy Cloes, Spécialiste Tourisme d’Affaires & Incentives Après une carrière de 30 ans dans le tourisme d’affaires au sein de grands groupes (SUN, TUI, BCD), Jean-Rémy Cloes apporte sa considérable expérience acquise sur quatre continents pour développer votre clientèle et dynamiser vos relations avec les tours opérateurs, compagnies aériennes, et agences de Corporate Incentives & Events.

Nicolas Seronvalle
is CCN’s exclusive representative in Spain and Portugal.