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.
||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.|
||Registration materials for the 2013 National Jeunes Chef Rotisseurs Competition taking place on June 6-8, 2013 in Chicago are now available. Click here to download materials|
||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.|
||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.|
||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.
||American Christopher P. Bates, 31, general manager and executive chef at Hotel Fauchère in Milford, Pennsylvania, has brought home the gold as winner of the Chaîne’s Concours International des Jeunes Sommeliers held in Capetown, South Africa, on September 21. It was the fourth time in the six-year history of the contest that an American has taken the gold. Previous winners include Professionnel du Vin Ian Cauble in 2011, Chris Miller in 2008, and Drew Hendricks in 2007. Professionnel du Vin Bates took top honors in the U.S. Young Sommeliers Competition in Napa in May. CLICK TO READ MORE.|
||The Chaîne Foundation on July 15 presented the American Academy of Chefs with a $10,000 check for scholarships for culinary students. In all, the Foundation has provided more than $500,000 in scholarship money to the AAC, which is an arm of the American Culinary Federation. Each year, 10 eligible culinary students receive a $1,000 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs scholarship through the AAC. The Chaîne also provides scholarship money to a number of culinary schools, including the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales University.|
||Bailli Delegue George "Uncle Sam" Brown, Jr. made a surpise visit to the Floating Assemblage Sail Away Gala hosted by the Vancouver Bailliage. Also attending were Bailli Delegue David Tetrault - Canada and Bailli Delegue Philip Evins - Great Britain. Foundation Chairman Shelly Margolis was present to oversee The Floating Assemblage 2013 "hand-off" from Canada to Great Britain. See a photo of event and details of next years Floating Assemblage under Travel Opportunities.|
||Our organization is making headlines again! The professional media have deemed our Société Mondiale du Vin event in Napa a success! For full coverage, including a "video" click here or go to gastronomiqueenvogue.com and click May 22 entry. |
||Conseiller Culinaire et des Professionnels Heinz Hofmann announced that the winner of today's U.S. National Young Chefs Competition was Ryan Manaut from Honolulu, representing the Hawaii/Pacific Islands region. He will represent the U.S. in the International Competition in Berlin, Germany, on September 14, 2012. The U.S.competition was hard fought, and the results were extremely close. Second place was awarded to Maria Lodyguina from Minneapolis, representing the Midwest region, and third place was awarded to Richmond Fowler II from Nassau, representing the Atlantic/Caribbean Islands region. “It gives me great pleasure to say that the Chaîne can be proud of all ten competitors, and we are represented by some very well-suited winners. A great big thank you to all the members of the New Orleans Bailliage who showed the competitors and members who attended the competition weekend the legendary high degree of hospitality of their city. I also want to thank the faculty and students of the Culinary Arts Department of the Delgado Community College under the guidance of Vice Conseiller Culinaire Provincial Dr. Mary Bartholomew. A special thank you also goes to Pierre Rausch, vice conseiller culinaire et des professionnels national, for his assistance with the competition.|
||The Photos from the 2012 National Societe Mondiale du Vin USA National Meeting and Young Sommelier Competition are now available. Click here to view the photos.|
||More news can be found in the MEDIA/PRESS section of our website.|