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Dear Members and Friends! Dear Visitors!

Welcome to the website of the Hungarian National Bailliage of the Chaine des Rôtisseurs!

The International Gastronomic Society was founded in France in 1248 terminated during the French Revolution, and reformed and registered in 1950 in Paris. The Hungarian Association has been founded twenty-six years ago, on the 2nd of January, 1990 joining amateurs and professionals who are devoted to promoting fine dining. Members celebrate the pleasures of the table, the highest levels of national and international gastronomy based on traditions while being open to innovative ideas and methods.

The Board headed by the Bailli Délégué plan the individual activities, organize diner amical using the practices of the old French royal guild of goose roasters, preserving the old and famous Hungarian gastronomic traditions at the same time.

Our main target is that amateurs share fine dining experience with fellow members, enjoy exceptional food and become connoisseurs of wines and selected spirits while the professional take the challenge and show their skills of the culinary and service staffs when demonstrating their expertise and creativity at events they host.

Through examples we have the key to make the famous Hungarian hospitality and Hungarian culinary arts known in more and more extensive range and attract the attention of gourmets and foreign Chaine friends visiting us.

With all these the opportunity is ours to maintain friendships, to establish new ones and enjoy each other's company to the utmost in the friendliest atmosphere and ambiance.

One of our priorities is to support the future generation of the catering industry, meaning the chefs under the age of 27 and the sommeliers under the age of 31, and to help their international appearance and competence. The most important project in this field is to organize local competitions and giving chance to the winner to represent Hungary on international stage. The winners of these rounds got to represent Hungary in the world championship. Their entry-fee and the travel costs are paid by our Society.

Remarkable events

May 16, 2018: National Sommelier Competition

Sommeliers under the age of 31 matched their skills at a national competition. Award ceremony and gala dinner took place the same day evening in Kárpátia restaurant.

The head of the Jury was Ronn Wiegand, Master Sommelier and  Master of Wine. Jury members were Éva Makai, Kálmán Kozma, Tibor Meskál, Tamás Mezei, Miklós Niszkács and Norbert Varga.

The finalists received presents from Veritas and Törley, the sponsors of the competition.

The results are:

1st place: János FOGARASI-FRANK (St. Andrea restaurant)

2nd place: Victoria EVANS  (Bull and Caviar restaurant)

3rd place: Dávid KINCSES (Bull and Caviar restaurant)

The winner of the national sommelier competition can participate at the 2018 International Young Sommeliers Competition on September 20-21, 2018 in Mexico City.

- June 7, 2018: National Young Chefs Competition

In 2018 23rd in line young talented chefs under the age of 27 competed at METRO Gastro Academy.

- June 9, 2018: Award Ceremony took place in La Perle Noir restaurant

The results are:

  1. Erik KISSFour Seasons Hotel Budapest
  1. IstvánAKÁCSPlatán restaurant, Tata 
  1. Imre LÁSZLÓCorinthia Hotel Budapest

The winner of the national young chefs’ competition can participate at the 2018 International Young Chefs Competition on September 7 in Taiwan.

Our Bailliage is more than grateful for its sponsors and supporters, they are:

METRO Gastro Academy
Budapest University of Economics
Károly Gundel Secondary School
Szolnok Trade Secondary School
National Association of Professional Teachers in Catering
La Fiesta Party Service

Special thanks also to:

Lázár Kovács-Siklósi, Conseiller Culinaire, for preparatory works and coordinating supporters

Krisztián Rácz, Maitre Rotisseur for providing chef coat with Chaine logo for the competitors and aprons with Chaine logo for the serving staff.

Special thanks to the jury members:

- Technical Director: Attila Hanzély, Argentier

Kitchen jury:  

- Áron Barka, Maitre Rotisseur

- András Gendur, Maitre Hotelier

- Rachel Raj, Maitre Rotisseur

Tasting jury:

- Csaba Ádám, Maitre Rotisseur

- Bernadett Balatoni, Maitre Restaurateur

- Péter Bárándy, Officier

- Lajos Biró, Maitre Rotisseur

- Árpád Győrffy, Maitre Rotisseur

- Laurent Niddam, Chevalier

- Alexandra Pereszlényi, Rotisseur

- István Pesti, Maitre Rotisseur

- Krisztián Rácz, Maitre Rotisseur

Future events

On approval by the Assembly General Meeting of the Chaine des Rôtisseurs Association Mondial de la Gastronomie in Paris we organize the 17th Grand Chapitre between September 14-17, 2019. Preparatory works have already started.

Vive la Chaine!

Iván Péter Novák

Bailli Délégué