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Recipients of gold, silver and bronze Star Awards


Kusuma Cooray

Silver Star of Excellence
2007

Awarded for distinguish service to the Region by being the Chair - Person of the Jeunne Commis competition for seven years.
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Hans Strasser
Honoraire Conseiller de Hotelier
Honolulu - Gold 1993
Honoraire Bailli Provincial
Honolulu - Bronze 1996

Strasser established 2 chapters, Guam and Kauai. After Hurricane Iniki, the Kauai chapter moved to Oahu and was officially renamed the Kauai/Oahu Chapter.

Silver Star of Excellence
2000
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Fred Honda

Honoraire Bailli San Francisco Peninsula
San Francisco - Bronze 1985
Bailli Provincial - Hawaii/Pacific Islands
Honolulu - Silver 2000
Bailli Provincial - Hawaii/Pacific Islands
Honolulu - Gold 2002
Chapter Member
Maui Chapter 1977
Founding Vice Chancelier Argentier
Hawaii Isle Chapter 1978
Founding Bailli
San Francisco Peninsula Chapter 1984
Chambellan
Pacific/Northwest Region 1991-1993

As Bailli Provincial, Honda was instrumental in bringing the first held National Assemblage to Hawaii in 2000; and the first National Jeune Commis Competition in 2001. He elevated the first woman Bailli in the region.
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James Krajchir

Honoraire Bailli Kauai/Oahu
Kauai/Oahu - Bronze 1996
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William Gleason

Honoraire Bailli Honolulu
Honolulu - Bronze 1997

Gleason was Bailli of Honolulu Chapter for 12 years
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Robert Lee

Honoraire Bailli Honolulu
Honolulu - Bronze 1998
Honoraire Chambellan Honolulu
Honolulu - Gold 2000

Bob Lee together with Fred Honda was instrumental in bringing the first held National Assemblage to Hawaii in 2000 and was the general chair for this prestigious event.

In 2000 he received Gold Star of Excellence for being the Chair Person to oversee one of the best National Assemblage in the history of the Chaine.

In 2006 he received his second Gold Star of Excellence at the National Council Meeting in Dallas for having served on the Bailli Provincial Board for many years.

In 2007 he was awarded a Famed Chaine Plaque in recognition for outstanding contribution during his term as Bailli Provincial of the Hawaii Pacific Region and as Bailli of Honolulu.
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Julie Honda

Chargee de Presse Provincial
Honolulu - Bronze 2000

Julie Honda was an executive committee member involved in promoting the assemblage. All Hawaiian traditions and related activities were her responsibility. She was the personal tour director for the Chaine post tour of 40 members and spouses who visited Kauai, Big Island and Maui. She arranged with Aloha Air for the airport photo shoot at Keahole Airport in Kona. This was the first cover picture of the Hawaii/Pacific region for Chaine's official magazine, Gastronome.

In 2006 she was awarded the Presidents Award by Bailli Delegue Joe Caruso for service as Chargee de Presse Provinciale. She is one of four members (first woman) to receive this honor.

In 2006 she also receives the Silver Star of Excellence.

In 2007 Julie was presented the award Conseil dHonneur serving with distinction as a senior officer of the region. She now shares her experience with local and national officers in the category of Chargee de Presse.
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Alan Suzuki

Echanson Provincial
Honolulu - Bronze 2000

Suzuki, a tireless executive committee member, was a moving bar going from countless events, doing all the minutiae details, and covering every conceivable aspect. He was the chairman for the First National Pioneer Sommelier Competition in May 2001.
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Carole Brooks

Bailli Kauai/Oahu
Kauai/Oahu - Bronze 2000

The spectacular Final Gala of the assemblage was the brainchild of Carole who also was on the executive committee contributing her valuable input.
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Fred Hellekes

Vice Chancelier/Argentier
Honolulu - Bronze 2000

As an executive committee member, Hellekes played a key role in executing the food planning for the assemblage. From the menus to the services, he was the "food guru", totally in charge.

Silver Star of Excellence
2007

Awarded for 10 years of outstanding service as Officer, Bailli of Honolulu and Chambellan Provincial of Hawaii Pacific Region.
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Martin Zais

Honoraire Bailli Honolulu
Honolulu - Bronze 2000
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Adi Kohler

Honoraire Bailli Big Island
Big Island - Bronze 2000

Bailli from 1973 to 2000, Kohler's Chaine dinners were the most coveted especially during the holidays. He is legendary for representing Chaine at its best.
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Harold Hardcastle

Honoraire Bailli Maui
Maui - Bronze 2001

Hardcastle was personally responsible for the success of the Chaine post tour on Maui after the 2000 assemblage. He is well-known for his generosity and hospitality in Chaine and community circles.
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Laurence Vogel

Honoraire Bailli Honolulu
Honolulu - Bronze 2002

In Vogel's first term as Bailli of the Honolulu Chapter, he acknowledged the American armed forces and paid tribute to their presence — first the Air Force, then the Army and forthcoming the Navy. An expression of appreciation said with food, fine wines and friendship.

In 2007, awarded Silver Star of Excellence for his service and contribution to the Region as Chambellan Provincial and Bailli of Honolulu.
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Judith Kellog

In 2003 awarded a Bronce Star of Excellence as Vice Chargee de Presse for the Kauai/Oahu Chapter for her excellent articles of Chapter Functions.
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Bruce Liebert

In 2006 he received a Bronce Star of Excellence for his Leadership as Bailli of the Kauai/Oahu Chapter.
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Mark Monoscalco

In 2005 he was awarded a Bronce Star of Excellence for his Leadership as Bailli of Kauai/Oahu Chapter.
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Academie Gastronomique Brillat-Savarin Medal Awards

John Morton

Academicien Chevalier
Honolulu 2000

Morton was an outstanding educator involved in supporting the culinary field.
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Kusuma Cooray

Conseiller Provincial Culinaire
Honolulu 2001

Cooray was the National Jeune Commis Chairperson for the first National Jeune Commis competition held in the Hawaii/Pacific region in May 2001.
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Alan Wong

Medaille de Merite Maitre Rotisseur
Honolulu 2001

Wong was the first in Hawaii to receive this award Christmas 2001.
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Bailli Provincial Honoraire Hans Strasser was the first to be presented with the Foundateur Medal by Bailli Delegue Burton Hobson at the Royal Hawaiian Formal Milliennium Gala Dinner.

Foundateur: A maximum of 100 Chaine members who made a specific donation of $1,000 to the Chaine des Rotisseurs Foundation for the purpose of student awards.

Membership to the Academie is open to all Chaine members in good standing with an induction fee of $25.00.

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Sommelier Award

Roberto Viernes
Professionnal du Vin
Silver Medal 2002

National Sommelier Competition Las Vegas



Honnoreur

Retired Admiral Dennis C. Blair
Honnoreur 'd Chevalier
2001

Admiral Thomas Fargo
Honnoreur d' Chevalier
2003

Michael Jochim
Honnoreur d' Maitre
2003

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