membership


Are you a culinary or hospitality industry professional? Are you amateur gastronome? For professionals, membership provides opportunities to demonstrate exceptional skills and creativity to a discerning, appreciative audience. For amateurs, membership provides significant learning opportunities. For all interested men and women, Chaine membership offers opportunities to meet people who share a common interest in fine dining and good fellowship. plume100.gif (5443 bytes)

Benefits of Membership

All chapters (bailliages) 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. This interaction between our professional and amateur members distinguishes La Chaîne from other organizations.

Each bailliage holds 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 Chaîne are not limited to grand dining, however. Diners amical—less formal meals, picnics and barbecues—also play an important role in each chapter's schedule.

For information about membership

Chaine membership is by invitation only. While most chapters welcome new members, some have waiting lists. Contact information for a particular bailliage may be found by visiting the bailliages section of this Website. Further information about membership may be obtained from the National Office: