The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest international gastronomic society, was founded in Paris in 1248. The Chaîne is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of meat roasters. These traditions from 1248 were revived in Paris in 1950. We now carry on those traditions.
The Chaîne is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts.
Each year the society sponsors young chef and sommelier competitions that attract contestants from throughout the world. The Chaîne Foundation provides scholarships for students in these fields.
The modern Chaîne des Rôtisseur’s has members in more than 90 countries. Our membership consists of gourmets, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, winery owners, sommeliers, food and wine educators, and others who relish the camaraderie of friends while enjoying fine dinners and unique events.
In the United States, there are nearly 130 bailliages (chapters), each offering a variety of culinary activities to suit the interests of local members.