In the venerable tradition of the Ancient Guild of Oyers Rotisseurs
the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs promotes the camaraderie
engendered by the pleasures of the table facilitated by the
harmonious integration of the talents of professionals with
those of qualified amateurs for their mutual enjoyment derived
from the pursuit of excellence. The mission of the Chaine is
to attain this goal in the spirit of friendship, elegance, moderation,
social awareness, tolerance and teaching by gracious example.
It is also the mission of the Chaine to foster the growth, support
and development of young professionals in the culinary, wine,
and hospitality industries, and to celebrate their accomplishments
throughout their professional careers.
Finally, through shared excellence and elegance, it is our goal
to actively participate in national and international Chaine
forums to promote peaceful and meaningful experiences among
individuals and nations alike.
Established in March 1973, the Honolulu Chapter was the first
bailliage in the State of Hawaii and the 28th chapter in the
The Honolulu Chapter is a dynamic organization with a broad
membership composed of professional chefs, hoteliers, and business
professionals with a passion for food and wines. The organization
has grown from its original 16 members to its present 98 members.
As additional hotels were developed on the neighboring islands,
more professionals were hired and the opportunity to establish
new bailliages arrived. The first regional bailli, Lyle Guslander,
formed the Maui Chapter in 1977 and the Big Island of Hawaii
Chapter in 1978.
Then regional Bailli Hans Strasser organized a Kauai Chapter
in 1986. However, following Hurricane Iniki's devastating impact
on the Kauai hotel and tourist industries, the national headquarters
granted permission to permit Kauai to host their functions on
Oahu. The chapter was officially renamed the Kauai/Oahu chapter.
The Guam chapter, organized in 1991, has undergone some major
leadership challenges. Bailli Honoraire Fred Honda was appointed
to fill the remainder of the two-year-term of then Bailli Provencial
Henry Schielein who transferred to the West Coast. Grooming
future Chaine officers was one of Honda's priorities. Honda
elevated Bailli Robert Lee to Chambellan Provencial in 1999.
Then at the September 2001 regional meeting, Honda elevated
Bailli Honoraire Laurence Vogel to Chambellan Provincial for
Hawaii Pacific. We can look to the future with great anticipation,
as we see further growth within the Hawaii/Pacific Island region.
In September 1998 Bailli Provincial Fred Honda received a letter
that Honolulu was one of three cities being considered to host
the 2000 Millennium Assemblage. Appointing Chambellan Provincial
Robert Lee as chairman and an executive committee, their agenda
was submitted to the Board of Directors meeting in Bermuda Jan
1999. Honda was then notified that Honolulu was selected the
The chairman, Hawaii Baillis and committee members expanded,
planned and executed the agenda of the National Assemblage HO'OLAULE'A
2000 that in the words of the delegates — IT WAS SENSATIONAL!
Currently, Mr. Bruce Liebert is Bailli Provincial for the State
of Hawaii, for Guam, and American Samoa.
updated: June 2012
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