Rancho Santa Fe resident Marie Addario recently accepted the appointment as a national officer of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as editor-in-chief of its professional publication, “Gastronome,” and its quarterly on-line newsletter, “Gastronome Extra!”
Her husband, Dominick Addario, MD, has served as a regional officer and is in his 18th year heading the La Jolla Chapter, which draws members by invitation from San Diego County. Professional members in this area include Al Castro, manager of the RSF Golf Club Restaurant; Bertrand Hug of Mille Fleurs, and San Diego Chapter member; Francis Perrot, Fairbanks Ranch Clubhouse operations manager; “Papa” Doug Manchester, owner of the Manchester Executive Center and The Grand Del Mar; and Charles Stuart, director of Catering Grand Del Mar Resort.
Founded in Paris in 1248, La Chaîne is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society. It is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of meat roasters (rôtisseurs). Revived in 1950, the society has professional and amateur members in more than 90 countries. In the United States, there are 122 Bailliages (chapters), each offering a variety of culinary activities to suit the interests of local members. The Chaîne is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts.
La Chaîne also offers fantastic travel opportunities, and this year more than 50 members, including the Addarios, visited the Bangkok Chapter and participated in celebrating its chapter’s anniversary. They just returned from the grand Chapître meetings in New Orleans where Marie Addario was elevated to her new position as editor-in-chief by Fairbanks Ranch resident Bailli Délégué Harold Small, the newly elected national president of the organization.
Each year the society sponsors young chef and sommelier competitions that attract contestants throughout the world, while the Chaîne Foundation provides scholarships for students in these fields.
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