About Wood

L'art du bois, l'art de la tableResponsible wood procurement policy

Bérard France is committed to responsible wood sourcing to protect and conserve this vital natural resource. Bérard is committed to only using wood obtained from known, legal, and well-managed timber sources. Bérard will work with its vendors to set targets, improve practices and increase usage of wood from certified sources over time.


For the best results in maintaining the beauty of these products, Bérard suggests that you do not use strong detergents. Simply hand wash and rinse the pieces in warm water and leave to dry in a vertical position – do not soak.
To prevent the wood from drying, occasionally apply some vegetable oil, food safe mineral oil or beeswax.
Do not put in the dishwasher.
These suggestions will help keep the products in good condition for many years.


The weight of so many symbols – peace, fertility, purification, strength, victory and reward – will bend but not break the olive tree. This is « the » Mediterranean tree par excellence, with renaissance in its core and a very robust texture, tight fibres and superb yellow polish with browny veins. Cabinet makers and sculptors swear by it. And so does Bérard, judging by its salad servers, salad bowls and many accessories.
Olive wood is very durable wood which provides the intriguing grain that makes each piece unique.
As olive wood is very dense, it resists odors and stains better than other types of wood.


The symbol of immortality (evergreen), boxwood is hard, compact and satiny. Due to its hardness, it was used in the olden days to make tops, combs and flutes. Bérard uses this same wood to make spoons, spatulas, salad utensils, lemon squeezers, ets. This wood is very popular among professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts, because it improves with time.


This majestic, highly resistant tree (it grows up to 40 metres tall at up to 1500 m altitude and can live for 300 years easily) produces hard, dense, white wood which can readily be used for parquet flooring. Its white-flecked appearance adds charm to Bérard trays and kitchen utensils and holders.

Fruit bowl

We suggest using the fruit bowls for dry food only.  They are not waterproof, and we don’t recommend their use for wet or liquid foods.

The references are defined by the diameter, not the height. The height and diameter can vary from one item to the next.  This makes each piece unique.