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Côte d'Ivoire Grand Chapitre

Abidjan, October 23-26, 2014

A colourful and unforgettable event!

The members of the Bailliage of Côte d’Ivoire gathered at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan to celebrate the annual Grand Chapitre together.

Despite a few cancellations by some foreign guests (for health reasons and a virus affecting three African countries not including Côte d’Ivoire), the event was held in the land of Félix Houphouët Boigny.

The 150 guests including the 25 new members inducted could not fail to appreciate the great effort made by the organising committee to make this Grand Chapitre a unique event.

The flowers, the understated but elegant decorations and the President’s Salon of the Sofitel being made available to Council members were the highlights of the Ceremony.

In the most prestigious room, our esteemed guests enjoyed the delicious food served for the Gala Dinner on Saturday, October 25th. A champagne aperitif, effective lighting and a fashion show interspersed the colourful and delicious dinner.

The Minister for Tourism, diplomats and company executives living in Abidjan had gladly accepted the invitation of Bailli Délégué Serge Roux, now a Member of the Conseil Magistral, thus confirming the prestige associated with being a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in Côte d’Ivoire.

Under the watchful eye of our Inducting Officer, Benoît Fragnière, Member of the Conseil d’Administration from Switzerland, the Gala Evening took place in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Vintage wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux took us on a journey through France and complemented the food wonderfully.

The 2015 Grand Chapitre promises to be even better, with more new members and guests just as keen to join our association.

Jean-Miguel Dardé, Chargé de Communication for the Bailliage