Jeune Chefs & Sommeliers

Elevate your culinary career with the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs and Junior Sommeliers competitions, alongside prestigious scholarships offered by the Vancouver Bailliage.

Jeunes chefs

Culinary Competitions & Scholarships

The Jeunes Chefs & Sommeliers program by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs supports and promotes young culinary and wine professionals through competitions and scholarships, offering them opportunities to showcase their talent, gain recognition, and advance their careers on local, national, and international stages.


Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition

This competition, conducted by each Bailliage, is a black box cooking competition for young chefs whose mentors and/or employers are professional members of the Chaîne.

The Vancouver Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition operates at the highest level of contemporary culinary competition and is judged by some of Vancouver’s top chefs.

The winner of our Vancouver competition goes on to compete with chefs from other Canadian Bailliages at the National Jeunes Chefs Competition held each fall. The National winner then represents Canada at the International Jeunes Chefs Competition.

This event is held annually under the direction of Chef John Carlo Felicella.

For more information, contact Vancouver Jeunes Chefs event coordinator Ruth Grierson at

International Junior Sommeliers Competition

In 2020, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs launched an exciting competition aimed at young wine and spirit professionals who aspire to excellence as sommeliers – the International Junior Sommeliers Competition.

This competition is directed at individuals in the employ of Chaîne member establishments who are in the process of developing their expertise and broadening their service skills. The aim of the competition is to provide these young wine talents with an opportunity to participate in an international competition that will both enhance their education and broaden their experience.

The Vancouver Bailliage is currently in the process of developing its own local competition.

Vancouver Chaîne Culinary Scholarships

The Vancouver Bailliage is proud to advance the education of dedicated student chefs by providing scholarships. These are awarded annually to deserving students in the Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts Program through the VCC Foundation.

$500 Bruno Marti Culinary Scholarship
$2000 Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Award
$1250 Dr. Gerald Korn Culinary Scholarship

Vancouver Junior Sommelier Scholarship

The Michel Jacob Wine Scholarship was established to provide support to an individual employed by a Vancouver Chaîne member establishment whose goal is to obtain sommelier certification and who wishes to begin and/or continue their WSET wine education.

This scholarship is based on merit, ability, commitment and passion, and is applicable to any of the three levels of the WSET program. Applications are accepted until August 15th and are then reviewed and evaluated by the Vancouver Chaîne’s scholarship committee.

The Michel Jacob Wine Scholarship is applied to the successful applicant’s chosen WSET course (to a maximum of $1,500) and is paid directly to the school.

If you are employed by a Vancouver Chaîne establishment and would like to apply for the Michel Jacob Scholarship to advance your professional education, please fill out the form below.

Scholarship Interest Form

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