The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs today is a truly international gastronomic association, dedicated to honouring the preservation of the traditions and practices of the old French guild in a completely contemporary and international context.
The principal goal of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is to bring the more than 25,000 professional and non-professional, amateur members in over 80 member countries together to celebrate their passion for fine cuisines and wines.We wish to aid and encourage the development of young chefs and sommeliers worldwide through our national and international competitions as well as to provide international food support and aid to those in need.
The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs unites professional and amateur gastronomes is a private, not-for-profit society dedicated to raising the standards of culinary arts and hospitality.
The primary method employed is the regular meeting of Chaîne members to share meals at restaurants and hotels that aspire to the standards we wish to encourage.
Active master professional members (Maîtres) of the Chaîne are entitled to display the Chaîne’s logo inside and outside their establishments to demonstrate their commitment to these standards.
The Chaîne actively encourages the raising of catering standards and the training of future chefs. Each member country holds annual Commis Rôtisseur competitions, the winners of which go forward to an international final held in one of the member countries. (Canada in 2004).
These objectives are enshrined in the Members’ Pledge, to which all new members of the organization must agree:
“I pledge that, as a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, I will at all times honour the art of cuisine and the culture of the table. I pledge to always fulfill my obligations of brotherhood and of respect for my fellow members of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.”
Chaine Headquarters Paris
The international headquarters of la Chaine is located in Paris, this site is invaluable for information, current news and events as well as education: www.chainedesrotisseurs.com
This section of the International site allows for a map and geolocation of professional members world wide. This can be very useful in trip and holiday planning: www.chainedesrotisseurs.com/proguide
Links to other Chaine Bailliages
One of the strengths of la Chaîne is the unique combination of professional and non professional members. The various ranks of administrative officers, professional members and non professional members each have their own distinctive ribbon several of which are shown below. (For a complete list of ribbons visit chainecanada.org Ribbons and insignia).