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The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. Our society is vintage, but our events are cutting edge! The chapter in the United States is now in its 53rd year with about 6,000 gourmands, gourmets, gastronomes, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, oenologists, winery owners, sommeliers, food and wine educators, and others interested in the finest of dining and life experiences and enjoying the camaraderie of friends at dinners and events. The tradition of the royal guild of goose roasters of 1248 was revived in Paris in 1950, and we now carry on those traditions.

While looking at photos on our website, you should get a feeling of the conviviality and enjoyment shared by our  members.

Latest News


Chancelier National Harold Small was elected Bailli Délégué Saturday following a mail-in ballot of the 186 eligible U.S. National Council members. Bailli Délégué-elect Small will be elevated in New Orleans in June and will begin a three-year term as Bailli Délégué July 1. Elected to serve as Chancelier National (Vice-President) was Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels Heinz Hofmann. Southwest Bailli Provincial Rufus Cressend was elected to serve as Argentier National (Secretary/Treasurer). Indianapolis Bailli Renee Wilmeth was elected to serve as Midwest Bailli Provincial, and Southeast Bailli Provincial Charles Radlauer was elected to serve a second term starting July 1.

Running unopposed and deemed elected as Baillis Provinciaux were Gabor Huszar, Northeast Region; Bertrand de Boutray, Pacific Northwest Region; and Bill Salomon, Southwest Region. Unopposed incumbents for Bailli Provincial included Robin Jacobs, Mid-Atlantic Region, Tom Ruff, South Central Region; Ron Overend, Caribbean/Atlantic Islands Region; Bryan Stirrat, Far West Region; and Bruce Liebert, Hawaii/Pacific Islands Region. Also unopposed for Audit Committee were Far West Chambellan Provincial Hon. Ira Falk, Lake Shore Bailli Bruce Foudree, and Santa Fe Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Hon. Steve Lustig.

3.25.2014 Foundation Chair Shelly Margolis was elevated to the rank of Pair de la Chaîne by Bailli Délégué National George H. Brown, Jr. in a ceremony on March 25 in Naples, Florida. The Chaîne Board of Directors voted unanimously to honor Foundation Chair Margolis with the rank for his many years of service to the organization. The rank of pair (peer of the realm) is the highest honor afforded to Chaîne members. Congratulations Pair de la Chaîne Margolis!
2.21.2014 The registration materials for the 2014 National Grand Chapitre taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 25-29, 2014 are now available. Click here to download the registration materials.
1.31.2014 Two more U.S. Chaîne events have made the grade to appear on the international Chaîne On-Line News. To see the great submission from Maui, click here. To experience the warmth of that other tropical paradise, Nassau, click here.
1.30.2014 The registration materials for the 2014 National Young Chef Rôtisseurs Competition taking place in Miami, Florida on May 16-18 2014 are now available. Click here to download the registration materials.
1.27.2014 The registration materials for the 2014 National Société Mondiale du Vin Meeting and National Young Sommelier Competition taking place in Carmel, California on May 1-4, 2014 are now available. Click here to download the registration materials.
1.24.2014 Johnson & Wales University has thanked the Chaîne Foundation for its $25,000 contribution to the university's scholarship fund. To read about the scholarship winners, click here. For a copy of the press release about the December 9 check presentation, click here
1.14.2014 The story and photos from the Pacific Northwest Assemblage have been posted to the international website. Click here to read Monterey Peninsula Vice Chargé de Presse Mark Burger's story and see Michael Troutman's photos.
1.13.2014 The story and photos from our Grand Chapître in Washington, D.C. have been posted to the international Chaîne website. Click here to read Chargée de Presse Nationale Cindy Eisenmenger's story and see David Ramsey's photos.
12.31.2013 As we bid adieu to 2013, we raise our glasses to Professionnels du Vin Grace and Ken Evenstad, whose 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir was recently rated the third best wine of the year by Wine Spectator. It was the only U.S. Wine in the top three slots. Taking the number one spot was Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004, and number two was Château Canon-La Gaffelière St.-Emilion 2010. Three cheers for Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamettte Valley, Evenstad Reserve 2010!
12.26.2013 The San Diego Chapter announced this year's recipents of scholarships totaling nearly $8,000. Click here to see the Rancho Sante Fe Review article.
12.03.2013 Members from five Houston Bailliages, including Argentier National Jim Pozzi, joined forces for a special dinner at Culinary Institute LeNôtre honoring Chef Kris Jakob. Click here to view the news release.
12.02.2013 Two local news outlets feature Chancelier National Hal Small at the recent national chapitre. Click on these links for the Rancho Sante Fe Review article and San Diego Union-Tribune photo.
11.15.2013 The Inn at Little Washington was a favorite destination during our recent Grand Chapitre in Washington, D.C. Kauai/Oahu Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Hon. Mirella Monoscalco has graciously shared her photos with us. Click here to view her album.
11.12.2013 One of our newest members is renowned Chef Michel Richard. Click here to read an in-depth article by Marilyn LaRocque, vice chargée des relations presse, about the chef and his recent induction in Washington, D.C. at the 2013 Grand Chapitre.
11.01.2013 The pictures from our Washington, D.C. Grand Chapitre are on photographer David Ramsey's website. Click here to connect and order your favorites.
10.10.2013 The Board and National Council Meeting Book for the October 19, 2013 Meeting in Washington, D.C. is now available and can be downloaded here.
09.06.2013 Registration information for the Pacific Northwest Regional Assemblage taking place in Carmel Valley, California on November 8-10, 2013 has just been released. Click here for details.
07.01.2013 Daniel Scott Gorman, 26, tournant chef at the Inn at Little Washington, VA, took top honors in the Chaine's national young chefs competition June 8 in Chicago. He was the Mid-Atlantic regional winner and vied against nine other regional winners from throughout the U.S. and Caribbean Islands at the culinary school of Kendall College in Chicago. "In my opinion," stated Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels National Heinz Hofmann, "what set Daniel apart from the rest of the field were his organizational skills surrounding his workplace and the surpreme cleanliness of his work. His food was by far the most savory and balanced of all presented. His plates were clean and not overloaded, and his portioning was just right." Gorman will compete for the international title September 6 in Istanbul, Turkey.
06.30.2013 Nassau Chef Rôtisseur Dwayne Sinclair, the Chaîne's 2013 Caribbean/Atlantic Islands regional best young chef, was also a gold medalist in the Taste of Caribbean competition held June 26-30 in Miami. Chef Rôtisseur Sinclair was one of three chefs who received gold medals in the Junior Chef of the Year portion of the competition. For a complete list of winners, Click here.
06.21.2013 If you're sleepless in Seattle tonight, you might want to catch a showing of "Somm", a documentary starring our 2011 International Best Young Sommelier Ian Cauble. For other cities and showtimes, click here. 
06.11.2013 Jamaica Chapter wows the media with a Taste of Spain event. To read the story click here.
05.23.2013 The Photos from the 2013 National Societe Mondiale du Vin USA National Meeting and Young Sommelier Competition are now available. Click here to view the photos.
05.04.2013 Bobby Conroy, 31, sommelier at BENU in San Francisco, was named 2013 Young Sommelier of the Year today at the Societe Mondiale du Vin annual competition in Sonoma County, California. Grand Echanson Bruce Nichols complimented all the contestants on their exceptional skill and knowledge.
02.05.2013 Two recent chapter events -- in Newport Beach and Orlando -- are featured on the home page of the international Chaine On-line News. Under past events you will also find a Palm Beach induction dinner, coverage of our San Francisco grand Chapitre and more. News of the first-ever young chefs competition in Des Moines is also available online at the Des Moines Register by clicking here.
01.17.2013 Gastronome Extra! is on our website. Chargée de Presse Nationale Cindy Eisenmenger today released the first issue of Gastronome Extra!, a new quarterly publication of the U.S. Chaîne. Gastronome Extra! is the U.S Chaîne's first all-digital national magazine and is a supplement to the U.S. Chaîne's print magazine, Gastronome.
01.08.2013 Read what France magazine has to say in its Winter issue about a stellar Washington, D.C. chapter event and about our organization worldwide!

You may be in pictures! Photographer David Ramsey's photos from our 2012 Grand Chapitre in San Francisco last month are now on his website. Click here to connect to his site and click again on the photo of the Golden Gate Bridge to view the photos.

  More news can be found in the MEDIA/PRESS section of our website.



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