Coming from the grouping of several employers’ organizations, UMIH 972 represents, defends and promotes independent professionals in the hotel, catering, bar, cafe, brewery, nightlife and seasonal professions, in all sectors and regions of France.

Federating 72 percent of independent unionized companies, UMIH 972 is the first employers ‘union in the CHRD sector (cafes – hotels – restaurants – nightclubs) and one of the largest French employers’ unions.

UMIH 972 is present and active in all French departments, in mainland France and overseas, with more than 2000 elected officials and 400 employees who ensure the daily promotion and defense of our professions.

In Martinique, UMIH 972 is chaired by Véronique Bidault des Chaumes.

UMIH 972 is committed to the future of the profession and young people; encouraging companies to progress. Its mission: promote catering and make the sector attractive to Martinique.

Since the beginning of 2017, UMIH 972 has been working on the establishment of a Creole gastronomic event combining the products from our region and AOC rum from Martinique. The concept has evolved a great deal to become: Kréol Food & Rhum.


UMIH 972 is accompanied by the SABLE NOIR agency which specializes in the organization of gastronomic events for the valorization of the culture, the products and craftsmen of the Ultramarines Territories in France and abroad, in B to B.

The Sable Noir agency is chaired by Béatrice Fabignon:

  • Chef specializing in overseas gastronomy
  • Creole Chef of the Year 2016/17 by the Academy of the Creole World
  • Chef EuroToques France
  • Member of the Chefs Cooks Lobby Association, officially recognized by the European Commission, founded in 1986 by the initiative of Paul BOCUSE & Paul ROMEYER, for the safeguarding and promotion of quality and original food products.

Chef Béatrice Fabignon has selected internationally renowned chefs and Martinique chefs for the first edition of Kreol Food & Rhum.