"With a presence in more than 80 countries on 5 continents,
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has nearly 25,000
professional & amateur members"
Louis IX, the French King later canonized as Saint Louis, ordered the establishment of several professional guilds including that of the "Ayeurs" or goose roasters.
The purpose of this guild was to improve the technical knowledge of its members, apprentices, tradesmen and masters.
During the reign of Louis XII, the guilds knowledge was extended to include the preparation of other meats and poultry, including game, and it took the name "Rôtisseur".
Creation of the Coat of Arms, featuring two crossed spits and four larding utensils in the centre, surrounded by the flames of the hearth.
In today's version, this historic blazon is encircled by fleurs-de-lys and two Chaînes with the new name of the association in between.
The inner represents the professional members, while the outer Chaîne symbolises the non-professional members.
For more than four centuries the Conferie des Rôtisseurs cultivated and developed the culinary arts.
It met all the requirements of professionalism demanded by the "Royal Table", until 1793 when the guild system was dissolved during the French Revolution.
Dr Auguste Becart, the well known journalists Jean Valby and Curnonsky
(elected 'Prince of Gastronomes')
and chefs Louis Giraudon and Marcel Dorin revived the association founding the "Confrerie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseur".
The Chaîne des Rôtisseur decided to take yet another active and positive role in the world of food by enlarging its area of activity beyond restaurantsand hotels to that of 'Caring and Sharing'.
On January 2nd 2008, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs registered a charity -
the Association Caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs - at the Paris Prefecture of Police.
This made possible the launch of programmess in the field of social development aimed at nourishing and improving the living conditions of those in need, especially children.
The Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Degustateurs (OMGD) is a specific section of the Chaîne des Rôtisseur specialising in and concentrating on
wines, spirits, liquers and crafted beverages.
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs - International Association of Gastronomy is a truly international society constantly developing and expanding.
Represented in all five continents, the Association is dedicated to preserving the traditions and practices of the old guild in a completely contemporary and international context.