Staff brought in a galette des rois or king’s cake, which celebrates the arrival of the Wise Men in the Christian faith and is now a very popular tradition in France. Hidden inside the cake is a fève or charm: historically a broad bean that has been put inside by the baker. The cake is then cut into pieces while trying not to touch the charm, before the slices are distributed. Whoever finds the lucky charm in their cake is the winner and they become the king or the queen.
A traditional galette des rois.
At the Clichy office, two king cakes were on offer to crown two members of staff. In keeping with tradition, the youngest member of staff handed out the slices around the office. RSK’s Jean-Nöel Besnier and Julien Anis found the charms and were crowned the winners, quite literally!