Welcome to the website of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage National de Macau. The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international society dedicated to the promotion of the culinary and hospitality arts and enology (the art of wine making) through example, education and camaraderie.
Originally established in France in 1248 by Louis IX as the "Guild of Goose Roasters", it flourished for over 500 years until the French Revolution when it was abolished along with all the other guilds. Happily, a modern incarnation of the Chaîne was re-founded in Paris in 1950 and has since gone from strength to strength.
The Chaîne today unites both professional caterers and amateur gastronomes who enjoy good food in general and that cooked on the turning spit and silver grill in particular. There are now over 25,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide.
All bailliages (chapters) offer fine dining events, often black tie, in the best local restaurants and hotels. The menus and dishes are created exclusively for these dinners by the chefs, many of whom are also members of the confrérie.
We believe that a truly memorable dining experience is not just about the quality of the food and the wine. It also involves the way it is presented, both by the Chef on the plate and by the front of house service at the table, and on the environment and company in which it is enjoyed.
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.
This interaction between our professional and amateur members is one of the things that distinguishes La Chaîne from other organizations. Each bailliage also holds one grand gala event each year to celebrate the induction of new members. Members receive a distinctive ribbon which is worn at Chaîne gatherings.
The activities of La Chaîne are not limited to grand dining. Dinners Amical – less formal meals, picnics and barbecues – also play an important role in each chapter's schedule. The programs can vary, depending upon local resources and interests. Tastings, cooking demonstrations, and educational seminars are also offered by many bailliages.
The Chaîne also offers a growing number of national and international events that are open to all members. Members in good standing may also attend the Grand Chapître held once a year in each national bailliage around the world.
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. (Istanbul in 2001, Singapore in 2002, South Africa in 2003, Canada in 2004, Bermuda in 2005 and Austria in 2006).
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 fulfil my obligations of brotherhood and of respect for my fellow members of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs."
In the following pages on this website you can learn about the history of our fraternity, the recent and planned functions in our Macau Bailliage and, by using the links we have provided, access to the whole world of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. We are most happy to welcome international members and their guests visiting Macau to join in our different Chaîne events and gourmet activities.
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