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Victoria Chapter

The Victoria Bailliage of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was founded on April 15, 1984 by Colin Southcombe as the first Bailli with Daniel Rigollet as Vice-Conseiller Culinaire. To roll out the new Bailliage of Victoria, they enlisted Denis Glew as Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique and Norman Howard as Vice-Argentier. Fifteen charter members were inducted at a magnificent dinner at Sooke Harbour House. Since this simple beginning 30 years ago, the ranks have increased to a stable membership of just under 50. The food and wine budget now exceeds $50,000 annually. Ann Purdon followed as Bailli in 1986 and Colin Southcombe went on to become Bailli of Sydney, Australia. Daniel Rigollet became Bailli of Victoria in 1990 serving in this role for 14 years. Lyle Viereck took over the leadership duties from 2003 until 2006. Colin Mantell, Maître hotelier, accepted the position of Bailli in 2007 and served the Bailliage until 2011 when the current Bailli was inducted into the position. Visit website

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