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Toni-Marie Ion-Brown


Bailli Regional Message | Summer 2021

Dear Fellow Chaîne Members,

It has been a few months since I last shared a message, and as we all experienced, they were very restricted due to the pandemic. Sadly, planned dinners at The Guild and the Jasper Park Lodge needed to be cancelled. Alberta entered into the Step 3 Open For Summer on July 1, and we are now able to gather and celebrate together. The camaraderie of the table is something that we all cherish, and we are so fortunate to have the Chaîne to bring us together for this unique purpose.

Our first summer event will be at Alloy hosted by Mâitre Rotisseur Rogelio Herrera and his talented team on July 25. I know I am so looking forward to returning to Alloy and to dining with my fellow members.

 Chef Rogelio is also very proud to have coached his young Chef Jordan Beaton, who is the winner of the 2021 Jeunes Chef Competition that was able to take place in June. A special thank you to Grand Officer Maitre Rotisseur Honoraire Kenneth Titcomb, Ashley James, Vice-Chargée de Presse, and Max Labhardt, Vice-Conseiller Culinaire for making this competition possible. Chef Beaton has now qualified to represent Calgary at the National competition in Winnipeg in October. Please join me in congratulating Chef Beaton for his win. We will be cheering for you in October.

Our Bailliage is very fortunate to be hosted at The Crossing at Ghost River and Argentier Jori Guetg and his team for our AGM on August 28. This venue is pure magic and the setting is world-class. It makes attending an exciting AGM something to look forward to. I hope you will be able to join our council for this event.

As I earlier referenced the Canada Grand Chapitre is scheduled to take place in Winnipeg on October 21-23. If your schedule permits, we hope you will be able to travel and attend.

Our council is currently working to see if there is a possibility of hosting a new Dîner Amîcal  before winter, and plans are in place to announce an l’Ordre Mondial event in December. Please stay tuned as these plans are formalized.

To summarize the confirmed future events:

Alloy Diner Amical – July 25

The Crossing at Ghost River – AGM – August 28

Banff Springs Hotel DA/ Intronization – December 18

 I look forward to dining with you soon. It is my honour to serve as your Bailli.

Viva La Chaîne,

 Toni