Welcome to the Calgary and Southern Alberta Bailliage of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Toni-Marie Ion-Brown

Bailli Regional Message November 2019

I wanted to start my Bailli message out with a heartfelt THANK YOU to Mr. David Tetrault. As most of you know, at the September 27, 2019 National Grand Chapitre, David retired from his role as Bailli Délegué after 28 years on the Conseil National of Canada.

David continues to serve as Executive Director of the Châine des Rotisseurs Canada Foundation, and to direct the website and social media efforts of Châine Canada. Additionally, David will continue to work for the Châine on the International platform, on the Conseils Magisral and d’Adminisration, and to serve as Chair of the Jeunes Chefs Rotisseurs Committee and Chair of the IT Committee.

As I write these words I am overwhelmed. David has served on the national conseil for 28 years; he still has very, very significant roles to look after… and this is retirement?

We are so very fortunate that David cares so deeply for the Châine. I personally am so thankful for his tutelage, his guidance, his support and most importantly his friendship.  David I salute you! On behalf of the Calgary Bailliage please accept this note of most sincere appreciation.

We look forward to supporting Bailli Délegué Tony Catanese but we will miss you!

Speaking of the September 2019 National Grand Chapitre I must commend and thank the planning committee for executing such a great week of events.  Our Châine establishments expertly hosted the dine-arounds, the tours, the reception, and the gala dinner- all of these events. Thank you everyone. To everyone involved in the National Jeunes Chef and International Jeunes Chef competitions – thank you. Thank you to all the volunteers, attendees and guests. Calgary hosted a superb week and we all should be very proud!

Now that the excitement of the September National Chapitre has past, it is a return to normalcy, and our normalcy is pretty darn spectacular. On October 27 those that attended the Diner Amical at Rouge enjoyed a wonderful evening. Thank you Paul, Olivier and the Rouge team.

On November 27, 2019, we will be hosting an incredible l’Ordre Mondial event at Brasserie Kensington. I know that I have registered so I hope to see many of you there.

Our final event of 2019 will be our Diner Amical at the Hyatt on Sunday, December 22. We have already enjoyed a test dinner for this so I can assure this is a “do not miss” event. Watch for the invitation!

Lastly, I want to welcome our newest Chaine members to the Calgary Bailliage. Thank you for wanting to join us! We are proud to be the largest Bailliage in Canada , and in my opinion the finest.

Viva La Chaine,