The legend of Maxim's de Paris began in 1893 when Maxime Gaillard, a simple waiter, opened a small bistro in Paris, France. He could have simply remained there if it wasn't for a chance encounter with a charming young Parisian, Irma de Montgny.
Although the restaurant has changed ownership over the years the delicacies it creates have remained a constant. It continues to attract fashionable, elegant, and brilliant customers.
Under the supervision of Pierre Cardin in 1981, the much loved Maxim's de Paris brand has become available around the world. Pierre Cardin's exquisite sense of style can be seen in every package of Maxim's delights. For more than 120 years, Maxim's de Paris has been the timeless symbol of the "French art of living".