The art of fine dining

Culinary Finesse

The art of fine dining


The Chaine was constituted in 1248 in Paris to promote culinary art. It was dissolved during the French Revolution but the guild was restored in 1950 as Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs (abbreviated La Chaine). Today, it is established in over 70 countries with approximately 25,000 members, both professional and non professional.

Metrolife spoke to Marie Jones, member of the Conseil Magistral and Conseil D'Administration, who had come all the way from Paris to attend the event, and Anja Matysik-Kroll, Chargee de Missions of the  Chaine. “The Chaine was founded in India in April 2008. We had our official launch in Bangalore and now have 45 members,” says Anja. “We have had many functions in the past one and a half years and our plan now is to set up the Chaine in Mumbai and Delhi as well,” she adds.

Marie Jones is extremely impressed with the art of fine dining in India. “There are many young entrepreneurs in the industry and Indian cuisine is renowned. I love your curries and ‘dals’.” Besides, she loves Bangalore  as well. “Even though it is a small City, it is not in every city that you find such hotels. Plus, there are so many young and handsome chefs here,” she laughs. Speaking about the social causes undertaken by Chaine, she says, “There is a lot more to the organisation than just eating and drinking. The Chaine supports many children’s charities in South Africa.”
Anja adds, “The Chaine is open to memberships, which are controlled by Paris internationally. Once a member, you can enjoy a high standard of fine cuisine. We are extremely looking forward to the 19 new members.” 

The dinner in the evening saw many distinguished guests, a majority of them being hoteliers taking the oath and enjoying a delicious spread of fine culinary delights.

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