Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Association Mondiale de la Gastronomie, Paris

Bailliage National d'Allemagne
Heiko Leuchtmann, Chargé de Presse d'Allemagne

Am Joseph 21
61273 Wehrheim/ Taunus

phone: +49 (0) 6081 / 68 28 70
fax: +49 (0) 6081 / 68 28 71

Mail: [email protected]

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Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs


Appreciating good food and drink – ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS has been supporting the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs at the national sommelier competition Concours National des Jeunes Sommeliers since September 2012.

By doing so, we are placing great importance on the high quality and uniqueness of table and dining culture together but also keeping an eye on the promotion of young talent.

As the oldest and largest association of gastronomy, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs' philosophy is perfectly in harmony with the professional and quality standards of ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS.


The chef profession and therefore the guild of chefs have enjoyed a highly respected professional status for centuries. As a result of this outstanding importance, King Ludwig IX of France awarded them the rights to form a fraternity in 1248. The result was the Confrérie des Rôtisseurs. Membership was strictly limited, the acceptance procedure depended on many years of services and you could only succeed to head of the hierarchy with rigour. The Grand Bailli and Grand Chancelier, who held the rank of ambassador at court, resided in Paris.

Three gourmets met up in Paris in 1949: Maurice Edmond Sailland (better known under his artist's name "Curnonsky"), Dr. Auguste Bécart and Jean Valby as well as two gastronomes: Louis Giraudon and Marcel Dorin. It was them that revived the old spirit of the guild again.

The idea of the Dîner Amical, the friendship meal, did not stop at the borders of Europe though. In fact it was Jean Valby, who expanded the association that was originally intended for France into an international fraternity.

In 1958 the Bailliage National d’Allemagne e.V. was founded at the Bad Soden Kurhaus in the Taunus by the Grand Chancelier Jean Valby and twelve well-known personalities. Over 2,200 members belong to the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Germany. When they join members commit to brotherhood and respect among themselves. A chapitre takes place twice a year, accompanied by festive and outstanding déjeuners and dîners, they focus on the cultural highlights of a federal state or city.
New members are accepted into the Confrérie during the official ceremony of enthronisation. Being a member of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is not just a question of personality, attitude and conduct, it's an honour!

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is committed to promoting a fine table and dining culture. As a non-profit association, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is a registered fraternity of the best chefs and sommeliers as well as selected gourmets.

Important competitions

Concours des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs

The young talent competition is for young chefs from German establishments that are members of the Chaîne and is a permanent fixture in the annual programme. Award "Chef 2013".

Concours des Jeunes Sommeliers

The aim of this competition is to promote young professionals in their specialist knowledge and lead them to become masters in the theory, practice and blind tasting of wines and spirits. Award "Sommelier 2013".