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Chaîne Bailliage de Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Bailliage is currently made up of nearly 50 members and is growing monthly. Our membership is comprised of Hospitality Professionals and Gastronomes of discriminating taste. Our members represent the finest Hotel/Resorts, Restaurants, Private Clubs and related industry hospitality businesses in the Scottsdale/Valley of the Sun area.

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Dr. Samia Mounts
Bailli de Scottsdale
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About the Bailliage de Scottsdale

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Scottsdale Chaine Bailli

Scottsdale Chapter of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

The Scottsdale Chapter (Bailliage) is currently made up of over 45 members and is growing monthly. In the United States alone, there are approximately 6,000 gourmands in about 125 chapters across the country, each offering a variety of culinary activities to suit the interests of our members. Although membership is by personal invitation, we seek to engage all lovers of gastronomy, good food and fine wines to share in our values of excellence and camaraderie that unites us in the continuation of great culinary traditions.

We are committed to offering diverse programming and hold approximately six events per year locally at some of the most exclusive dining destinations in the Valley. Additionally, Chaine membership status is also recognized internationally and is transferable worldwide to any chapter currently operating in 80 countries. You can enjoy the benefit of participating in events held regionally, nationally as well as internationally. When you travel, take advantage of this benefit of membership.

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History of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

It was in the year 1248, under Saint Louis, King of France, that the Guild of Rôtisseurs was formed. Originally limited to roasters of geese (“Ayeurs”), the Guild expanded in scope and in numbers, and in 1610 it received the present coat of arms by royal warrant. (Note the crossed broches, or turning spits, on this seal. A symbolic broche is used during the Chaîne’s induction ceremony for new members and elevation in rank of deserving members). One of the most prosperous of the Guilds, La Chaîne comprised many members who were attached to the noblest of families of France. This proved less advantageous during the French Revolution, for along with most other Guilds, La Chaîne suffered significant loss of membership and was dissolved. Gastronomically speaking, 160 uneventful years passed until the revival of La Chaîne in 1950. Following recovery from World War II, three gastronomes and two professionals joined in Paris with a common goal – to restore the pride in culinary excellence which had been lost during a period of wartime shortages. In that year La Confrèrie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was officially incorporated, and the seal and coat of arms of the predecessor Guild were restored by Act of the French Government.

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The Chaine Today

Today La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the oldest and largest gastronomic organization in the world. Tens of Thousands of people have participated in Chaine events annually in its activities throughout the world with 6,000 members in the USA alone. Bailliages (Chapters) in more than 80 countries coordinate their programs through La Chaîne’s international headquarters in Paris. In the United States, La Chaîne has approximately 130 local chapters. The National office is located in Madison, New Jersey on the Farleigh Dickinson University Campus. Underlying La Chaîne’s growth is the organization’s sense of purpose. A key criterion which distinguishes La Chaîne from other organizations involved in wine or food is the interrelation between amateur and professional. In La Chaîne we strive for balanced membership representing professionals involved in food preparation, service in hotels, private clubs and restaurants; wine, food and equipment suppliers and world- renowned lecturers, writers and critics, as well as knowledgeable laymen who, due to their interest in learning and/or well-traveled backgrounds, are in a position to enjoy the pleasures engendered by good cuisine, good wine and good company.

National Competitions & Further Learning

Visit our national website for competitions or more general information.