Amateur Membership

[Membership] – [Amateur Memberhip] – [Professional Membership] – [Partner Membership]

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Benefits of Membership

Our Chapter offers 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 confrerie. This interaction between our professional and amateur members distinguishes La Chaine from other organizations.

Annual Gala & Events

We hold one grand gala event each year to celebrate the induction of new members, who are presented with ribbons signifying their rank. The activities of La Chaine are not limited to grand dining, however. Diners amical–less formal meals, picnics and barbecues–also play an important role in our chapter’s schedule.

The Society also offers a growing number of regional and national events that are open to all members. Members may also wish to inquire about attending annual events, also called Grand Chapitres, scheduled by other Bailliages around the world.

amateur_membership_26Many of our Bailliages hold events to support local culinary schools, and the national Chaine des Rotisseurs Foundation holds auctions and other fund-raising events to provide scholarships at schools such as the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, and the University of California at Davis. The society also organizes two competitions annually, a Young Chef Rotisseur Competition and a Young Sommelier Competition. Both begin at the regional level. In the case of the Young Chef Rotisseur Competition, the winner goes on to compete in the international finals.

Gastronome

amateur_membership_28Membership includes a subscription to the U.S. Chaine des Rotisseurs Gastronome, a full-color high-quality magazine that reports on Society events around the country.
Members can anticipate being made especially welcome when patronizing Chaine member establishments.

La Societe Mondiale du Vin–Our Wine Society

The Chaine des Rotisseurs has a society within the society, La Societe Mondiale du Vin for those who have a special knowledge of or interest in wine and spirits. Members of this group organize special wine related events, including trips to wine-producing regions around the world.