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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 55th 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.

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Latest News

11.21.2015 Chef Rôtisseur Stafford T. DeCambra of the Hawaii Island Bailliage was recognized by the ACF Chicago Chefs of Cuisine Association at their 34th Annual American Academy of Chef's Regional Gala Dinner as the recipient of their 2015 Honor Chef Award for his leadership of and service to the American Academy of Chefs as its Chairman. Congratulations Stafford. 
11.18.2015 The first round of the 2016 Young Sommeliers Competition will be held online on Saturday, December 5. To sign up, candidates should read the rules and fill out the application linked at the bottom of the Young Sommelier page on the Chaîne website. After the December 5 first-round test, up to the three highest-scoring competitors in the region will be invited to an in-person regional competition to be held between January and March. The national finals will be in Sonoma, California on April 28-19, 2016. The competition is open to sommeliers that are 30 and under and there's no cost to participate.
11.17.2015 Bailli Délégué Honoraire Dr. David Wilson has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Johnson & Wales. David has served for a number of years as a Member of the Corporation in an advisory capacity.
11.16.2015 Chaîne Foundation Scholarships were presented by Rhode Island Bailli Paul Damiano and Bailli Délégué Honoraire David Wilson at the Johnson & Wales Providence Campus. Also participating in the presentation were Chancellor and Conseiller de la Toque Honoraire John Bowen, Dean and Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Honoraire Peter Lehmuller, Assistant Dean and Vice Conseiller Culinaire Thomas Delle Donne and Director of Developement & Alumni Relations Steven C. Shipley. For many years the Chaîne and its Foundation have provided thousands of dollars of scholarships for Johnson & Wales students at the various campuses. 
11.16.2015 The photos from the 2015 Grand Chapître in San Juan, Puerto Rico are now available.Click here to see the photos from Chaîne Photographer David Ramsey.
10.27.2015 Bailli Delegue Harold Small, Foundation Chair John Burson and Foundation Friends participated in the "chain cutting" of the first Chaine Kitchen in the Caribbean Islands, together with Universidad del Estate Chancelllor Alberto Maldonado Ruiz, Esq. and Dean of the Jose A. (Tony) Santana International School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts Terestella Gonzalez Denton, at the University's campus near to San Juan, Puerto Rico,. The hospitality professionals and culinary artisans training at this wonderful educational institution will advance their training with scholarship funds provided to the University. And they will also learn about the Chaine because of the relationship established between the university and the Chaine.
10.27.2015 Maitre Hotelier and Santa Barbara/Ojai Bailliage Member Kathleen Cochran, the former General Manager of Bacara Resort, has been named Goleta Woman of the Year. Congratulations Kathleen!
10.23.2015 The Board of Directors/National Council Meeting Book for the October 31, 2015 meeting taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico is now available. Click here to download a copy.
10.8.2015 Our 2011 Chaîne Young Chefs Competition Winner (and 2011 International Young Chef Competition Winner as well) Chef Rôtisseur Reilly Meehan won the Florida USA Challenge, together with a teammate and student chef. Congratulations Reilly!
10.6.2015 The French Wine Society named Echanson Provincial Pacific Northwest David Glancy, MS, Educator of the Year (out of 10 countries on 5 continents). David has been a judge at our Young Sommeliers Competitions and organizes our Pacific Northwest Regional Young Sommeliers Competition. Congratulations David!
10.1.2015 Bailli Délégué Harold Small has been elected to a four year term as a member of the Honorary Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC). Conseiller et des Professionnels National Honoraire Bert Cutino is Chair of the Honorary Board of Trustees of the AAC. Congratulations Hal!
10.1.2015 The Board of Directors unanimously approved today the election of Conseiller Gastronomique Honoraire and Bailli Honoraire Lacey King, Chambellan Honoraire and Bailli Honoraire Martin Rakowitz, and Chambellan Provincial Honoraire and Bailli Honoraire Kermit Tucker of being designated as members of the Conseil d'Honneur and the recipients of Medals denoting this honor. Congratulations to all of them!
9.3.2015 Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels Provincial Hawaii/Pacific Islands Grant Sato was the winner of the Global Taste of Korea Competition held August 18-12th, 2015 in Jeonju and Seoul, South Korea with his Hansang (Traditional Korean Coursed Meal). Grant bested 15 Chefs representing France, Australia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Uzbekistan, Chile, Malaysia, Russia, Kazakstan, Norway, Philippines, United Kingdom, Algeria, and Thailand, and is a culinary Instructor at Univeristy of Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College on the island of Maui.
9.2.2015 The Naples Bailliage and Southeast Region were featured in a wonderful article in Gulfshore Life by Dorothea Hunter Sönne. Click here to access the article.
9.2.2015 Chef Rôtisseur Tom Macrina was presented with an Award for Culinary Excellence by the ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association.
8.4.2015 Bailli Délégué Harold Small and Chancelier Heinz Hofmann were inducted as members of the Disciples of Escoffier USA, an honorary group with less than 200 members in the United States, at Le Coq Au Vin Restaurant in Orlando, Florida. Among the notable members are Chef Thomas Keller of the French Laundry and Per Se, Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels National Reimund Pitz, Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels Provincial Southeast Rene Marquis, Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels Provincial Far West Michael Ty, Vice Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels Honoraire John Fisher, and Maître Rôtisseur Americo DeFronzo. Selection for induction is because of continued support and contributions to the culinary arts.
8.3.2015 Chaîne Members received recognition by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for their accomplishments at their national meeting in Orlando, Florida, including ACF President's Medallion Recipient Chef Rôtisseur Stafford DeCambra (Immediate past President of the AAC) and a Gold Medal in competition, ACF President's Medallion Recipient Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels National Reimund Pitz (a past President of the ACF), ACF President's Medallion Recipient Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Southeast Rene Marquis and also the recipient of the AAC Chair's Medal, ACF President's Medallion Recipient Chef Rôtisseur Jeffrey Mitchell, and San Francisco Vice Echanson Sal Campagna was designated as a member of the AAC Culinary Hall of Fame. We are very proud of these Chaîne Members and their accomplishments and recognition by the ACF!
8.1.2015 Buffalo Chef Rôtissuer Mark Wright was installed as President of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and Colonial New England Maître Rôtissuer Americo DiFronzo was installed as Vice President of the American Academy of Chefs, each for a two year term. Chef Rôtisseur Tom Macrina was installed for a second term as President of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). 
8.1.2015 Maître Rôtisseur Robert Reid, III, was named an AAC Fellow and Chancelier Heinz Hofmann and Bailli Délégué Honoraire George H. Brown, Jr. were named Honorary Fellows of the American Academy of Chefs at their annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
8.1.2015 Bailli Provincial Honoraire Michael Martello was elected as a member of the Honorary Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) at its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Conseiller des Professionnels des Etats-Unis Honoraire Bert Cutino is the Chair of the Honorary Board of Trustees of the AAC.
7.13.2015 Our new Membership Brochure is available 24/7 for those that want information about the Chaîne and about becoming a member. It can be accessed by clicking here. And, if interested in becoming a member, contact our Administrative Director at chaine@chaineus.org and provide your name, address, telephone numbers and email address so that we can have someone from your geographic area get in touch with you about the organization and your membership interest.
6.23.2015 Jurisconsult Paul Haar will lead a fabulous cruise with all Chaîne members on the SeaDream I (a large yacht with only 56-staterooms) from July 2-9, 2016 from Athens to Rome, a first time offering! All of the particulars are now available for members and they may sign up now for the cruise. Click here to download the cruise brochure and obtain the contact information for the travel agent handling the exclusive bookings for this cruise.
6.13.2015 The results of the Chaîne Young Chefs Competition are in! Our national winner for 2015 is Matthew Phillips of Overland Park, Kansas. Congratulations, Matt! In second place was Geno Betz of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and third was Spyridon Giannakoulopoulos of Islip, New York. Additional details will be posted soon. Congratulations to all of our regional winners who competed.
6.9.2015 Chef Rôtisseur Mark G. Wright of the Buffalo Bailliage (a Chaîne member for 27 years) has been elected as the Chair of the American Academy of Chefs ("AAC") for the term 2015-2017. He will succeed Chef Rôtisseur Stafford DeCambra who has served as President of the AAC for the past four years. Maître Rôtisseur Americo "Rico" DiFronzo of the Colonial New England Bailliage has been elected the Vice Chair of the AAC. Chef Rôtisseur Thomas J. Macrina, President of the American Culinary Federation ("ACF") for the past two years has been re-elected as its President for two more years. Congratulations to Chaîne Members Mark, Rico and Tom on their election!
6.5.2015 The registration materials for the 2015 USA Grand Chapitre taking place in San Juan Puerto Rico October 28 - November 1, 2015 are now available. Click here to download the registration materials. 
6.5.2015 The photos from the 2015 National Société Mondiale du Vin Meeting and Young Sommelier Competition are now available. Click here to see the photos from Chaîne Photographer David Ramsey.
5.30.2015 The International General Assembly elected Chancelier des Etats-Unis Heinz Hofmann to the Conseil d'Administration and Magistral and Bailli Délégué Honoraire Joe Girard was re-elected to the same Conseils, each for a 3 year term. Elected to one year terms on the Conseil Magistral were Argentier des Etats-Unis Rufus Cressend, Conseiller Gastronomique des Etats-Unis Ira Falk, and Bailli Délégué des Etats-Unis Honoraire Burt Hobson (re-elected). Bailli Délégué des Etats-Unis d'Amerique Harold Small has 2 additional years of his term as a member of both the Conseil d'Administration and the Conseil Magistral.
5.22.2015 The Chaîne U.S. congratulates our 2010 U.S. National Young Sommelier of the Year Michael Meagher and Far West Regional Winner and runner up in our 2013 competition Will Costello on being awarded their Master Sommelier designation by the Court of Master Sommeliers. They join prior Chaîne U.S. National Young Sommelier of the Year winners Christopher Bates, Ian Cauble, Jason Heller, Christopher Miller, Jason Smith and Desmond Echavarrie as Master Sommeliers. We also want to extend our congratulations to all of the other new Master Sommeliers on this very significant accomplishment, including Brahm Callagan, Elyse Lambert, Jack Mason, Kevin Reilly and June Rodil.
5.16.2015 The results of the Chaîne Young Sommeliers Competition are in! Our national winner for 2015 is Andrey Ivanov of St. Louis. Congratulations, Andrey! In second place is Mia Van de Water of New York City, and third is John Filkins of Baltimore. Addtional details will be posted soon.
5.11.2015 The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional magazine features the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in their latest issue. Click here to view the magazine.
4.02.2015 Vice Chargé de Missions Honoraire Fred Wasserman of the San Diego Bailliage was honored by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Heath by being inducted into its Alumni Hall of Fame. In 1973 he formed a group practice of physicians and developed an early federally qualified HMO that grew to 2 million members in 26 states and created the model now known as "Accountable Care Organization." His work in the HMO setting and the use of nurse practitioners, counseling, prospective review and quality assurance programs, and research focused on quality and satisfaction with care in this setting were very innovative.
3.26.2015 The registration materials for the 2015 National Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition Weekend taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 12-14, 2015 are now available. Click here to download the registration materails.
2.28.2015 Peter Mondavi Sr., at 100 years of age, was inducted as the oldest Chaîne member by Bailli Délégué Harold Small. This brings membership to three generations of this celebrated wine family with members in attendance, including Peter Jr., Marc, Janice, Alycia, Angelina, and Riana Mondavi. Pair and Grand Echanson Honoraire Shelly Margolis inducted Peter Mondavi Sr. into the Société Mondiale du Vin USA. They along with friends and Napa-Sonoma Bailliage members and guests particpated in an extraordinary event at the Carriage House (built in 1881) at Charles Krug Winery orchestrated by Bailli Gene Daly and his officer team.
2.25.2015 Conseiller des Bailliages National Honoraire Joel Spiro was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) recognizing his service as President of their Society of Fellows. A number of other Chaîne members are currently part of the Society of Fellows, a group that provides support for the CIA.
2.10.2015 The Bailliage of Israel has invited Chaîne U.S. Members to join them in the celebration of their 50th Anniversary Grand Chapître from April 27 - May 3. Bailli Délégué Harold Small will be there along with other members of our Bailliage. If you want to participate, access the registration materials and follow their instructions. Click here for more information.
2.3.2015 The registration materials for the 2015 National Société Mondiale du Vin Weekend and National Young Sommelier Competition taking place in Santa Barbara, California on May 14-17, 2015 are now available. Click here to download the registration materials.
2.3.2015 Please join the Kansas City Bailliage and the Midwest Region for the Midwest Assemblage and Regional Young Chef Competition, March 27-29, 2015 in Kansas City. Tours, special dinners, and an awards gala are all on the agenda. Stay on March 29 for a Bailli Boot Camp. Click here for more information.
12.22.2014 On December 13, 2014, Maître Rôtisseur Michel Richard of the Washington, D.C. Bailliage was presented the insignia of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur and Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merit by the Republic of France. Michel is one of the leading French chefs in the world and a long-time friend of the Chaîne. Michel has had an over 35-year love affair tantalizing discerning palates with extraordinary cuisine at his renowned fine dining restaurants Citrus and Citronelle restaurants in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore. Michel has been admitted into the acclaimed Traditions & Qualité, Les Grandes Tables du Monde, honored as "Best Chef of the Year" and "Best Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year" by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and inducted into the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who" in American Food and Wine. Bravo, Michel!
12.10.2014 On December 10, 2014, Paul S. Haar, Jurisconsult des Etats-Unis and Bailli Honoraire of the Washington, D.C. Bailliage of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, was honored by the Republic of France at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. when Christopher Malvezin of the Embassy of France to the United States bestowed upon Paul the title of Chevalier de L'Ordre du Mérite Agricole, in recognition of his over 20 years of tireless dedication to the promotion of French gastornomy and wine in the United States.
12.09.2014 Two distinguished Chaîne members take national television spotlights this month. Be sure to tune in and see Chef Evan Hennessey of the New Hampshire Bailliage on Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay". This episode, "Roll the Dice' will air at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. Chef Reimund Pitz can be seen on The Cooking Channel's "Coming to America" on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:30PM EST, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:30AM EST, or Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:30AM EST.
12.08.2014 Gastronome Extra! is on our website, Vice Chargée de Presse Nationale Marie Addario today released the issue of Gastronome Extra! for 2014. Gastronome Extra! is the U.S. Chaîne's all-digital national magazine (now in flip book form) and is a supplement to the U.S. Chaîne's print magazine, Gastronome. Click here to get a direct link to the Gastronome Extra!.
11.20.2014 Conseiller Gastronomique des Etats-Unis Ira Falk was honored by the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival as Culinarian of the Year at their Celebrity Chef Gala. During the evening Chaîne scholarships were awarded and approximately $20,000 was raised for additional Chaîne scholarships to be awarded next year.
  More news can be found in the MEDIA/PRESS section of our website.





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