A Message from the Bailli Délégué
Monsieur Harold Small
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Confrères and Friends To Be,
The Bailliage des Etats-Unis of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs invites all of those who enjoy camaraderie, excellent food and fine wine to share its value of excellence that unite us in the continuation of great culinary traditions.
Our august society brings together enthusiasts and professionals from throughout the United States, and the Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific islands in the appreciation of fine cuisine. Among its members are individuals passionate about the culinary and œnological arts, and professionals, including hoteliers, restaurateurs, executive chefs, winery owners, vintners, sommeliers, those making crafted beverages, and other hospitality professionals.
Annually we run competitions to find the Best Young Chefs and Best Young Sommeliers in the Bailliage of the United States. These competitions were created to encourage and develop the skills and "know-how" of young chefs and young sommeliers. This "succession planning" is an important goal of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as we develop new chef and sommelier talent. To that end the Chaîne has a Foundation that has raised and distributed more than $4,000,000 in scholarships to nurture this talent.
With about 6,000 members in about 125 Bailliages (chapters), we bring together enthusiasts who share the same value for fine dining, the enjoyment of the culinary arts, wonderful wines and crafted beverages, and the pleasures of the table. We are part of a worldwide organization with more than 25,000 members in 80 countries. Each Bailliage hosts local dinners and tastings for its members and, upon becoming a member, you will be able to participate in these one of a kind exceptional events. Our National Organization also hosts events, as do our regions, and our members may participate in these wonderful events as well as the travel programs offered to members.
You will find many opportunities and friendship within our Chaîne family. We invite you to join us and be welcomed as part of our international community.
Bailli Délégué des Etats-Unis d'Amérique
(United States National President)