Hawaii/Pacific Islands

E kipa mai 'oukou i keia wahi
(Welcome everyone to this place)

Me ke aloha pumehana
(With our warm regards and aloha)


La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
International Society of Gastronomes
Created by King Louis IX in 1248

Background and Introduction


La Chaîne is the world's oldest gastronomic organization, which was originally founded in 1248 as a guild for the rôtisseurs (roasting chefs) for the upper class. It was granted a Royal Charter and a Coat of Arms in 1610. The object of the Guild was to perpetuate the Standards of quality befitting the Royal Table. The society was revived in 1950 by a group of dedicated culinarians and gastronomes and now has over 20,000 members worldwide. Unlike most gastronomic organizations, La Chaîne consists of members from both the professional and nonprofessional segments of the gastronomically inclined population. Each local bailliage (chapter) holds periodic formal events and amicals at wonderful venues featuring the finest cuisine, expertly selected wines and after dinner refreshments. Members are also welcome to attend other bailliage's functions throughout the world. The Bailliage des Etats-Unis (United States Chapter) is by far the largest of all national chapters with local chapters in almost every state and in most major cities. There are about 6,000 members in the United States alone.

La Chaîne creates a bond of friendship across professions, cultures and boundaries, giving special attention to maintaining the art of the cuisine and supporting the young professionals. Anyone who appreciates great food, wine and conviviality should investigate membership in our great organization. (more history)

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Unis, unites professional and amateur gastronomes in a private, not-for-profit society committed to promoting the culinary arts and those of enology and hospitality through example, education, and camaraderie.

Based on the great traditions and high standards of the medieval French guild of rôtisseurs or "meat roasters," our confrérie celebrates the pleasures of the table, encourages the development of young professionals by awarding scholarships and sponsoring competitions, and, as part of an international organization, fosters friendships among members around the world.



Bruce Liebert

Bailli Provincial
Regional Société Mondiale du Vin
Personal representative of the
Bailli Délégué and is
responsible for the development of
Chaîne activities within the
Hawaiian/Pacific Islands region.



Regional Officers

Chris Speere
Chambellan Provincial

(808) 344-1766




Judith Kellogg
Chargée de Presse Provinciale
(808) 947-3882


Patrick Okubo, M.S.
Echanson Provincial
(808) 722-8797

(Preparation pays off for master sommelier)


Vikram Garg

Conseiller Culinaire & Professionals Provincial
(808) 265-8357




Fred Honda

Bailli Provincial Honoraire 

Robert C. Lee, Jr.

Bailli Provincial Honoraire 

Laurence Vogel

Bailli Provincial Honoraire

Fred Hellekes

Bailli Provincial Honoraire





Hawaii Island

Toby King
(808) 217-6526



Kimi J. Matar
(808) 722-8065



Kathryn Nicholson
(808) 636-0323



Adele Rugg
(808) 879-9964





Click here>>Current Schedule of Events for all Hawaii/Pacific Islands Bailliages<<Click Here



2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016



Hawaii/Pacific Islands Regional Newsletter Fall 2016



2003, 2004, 20052006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015






Chaîne in the News of Hawaii

A Taste of Chaîne at Oahu Country Club 

Ryan Manaut of Oahu Country Club wins best US Young Chef Rôtisseur in 2012!

A Salute to Our Chaîne Chefs

Hawaii Hospitality Magazine 2005

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Feature from 1996

Honolulu Star Bulletin-Ben Wood from 2000

Membership Information 



Judith Kellogg:  Julie Honda, Queen of Chaine Aloha
Judith Kellogg: The Medieval Aristocratic Table

Judith Kellogg:  Medieval Drinking Songs



And, for all you grape nuts... 



"Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it." - Anonymous



"It sloweth age, it strengthneth youth, it helpeth digestion, it cutteth flegme, it abandoneth melancholie, it relisheth the heart, it lighteneth the mind, it quickeneth the spirits, it cureth the hydropsie, it healeth the strangurie, it keepeth and preserveth the head from whirling, the eies from dazeling, the toong from lisping, the mouth from maffling, the teeth from chattering, and the throte from ratling: it keepeth the weasan from Stifling, the Stomach from wambling, and the heart from swelling, the hands from shivering, the sinewes from shrinking, the veines from crumpling, the bones from aking, the marrow from soaking" - from a 16th Century Manuscript


  "What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?" - W. C. Fields


Useful French Phrases


Société Mondiale du Vin--the Wine Society
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"A drink or two a day of wine, beer, or liquor is, experts say, often the single best nonprescription way to prevent heart attacks-better than a low-fat diet or weight loss, better even than vigorous exercise.  Moderate drinking can help prevent strokes, amputated limbs, and dementia."  (NY Times, 12/30/2002)




U.S. Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
(U.S. National Website)

Harold S. Small, Bailli Délégué des Etats-Unis
National Administrative Office
îne House at Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940-1099
Phone (973) 360-9200
Fax (973) 360-9330

National Officers



 Community Service


"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are."  

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"I do solemnly pledge to follow the rules and regulations of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, to honor my fellow members and join in harmony with them at the table."




Bruce Liebert

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Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Hawaii/Pacific Islands

Bruce Liebert
Bailli Provincial

P.O. Box 61878, Honolulu, HI  96839


(updated April 15, 2017)