Canada - Tony Catanese
Meet the new Bailli Délégué of Canada
Tony joined the Chaîne in Winnipeg in 2007

Tony Catanese, formerly the Chancelier was inducted as Bailli Délégué on September 21, 2019, during the National Bailliage’s Grand Chapitre in Calgary. The following is a brief introduction to him.

Tony joined the Chaîne in Winnipeg in 2007 and served as Argentier of Canada from 2013 to 2018. His innovative ideas as Argentier led to the modernization of many of the accounting and reporting functions of the Bailliage.

In 2018, he accepted the position of Chancelier. His prime responsibility in that role was membership development, including adding new members and member retention. In this position, Tony introduced and facilitated our Professional Member Attraction Programme, providing this all-important level of support at the local Bailliage level, along with membership surveys, informational programmes and other initiatives to better reach our membership at the grassroots level.

Perhaps most important of all, Tony was instrumental in creating our new Canadian Charitable Foundation: the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage du Canada Foundation Ltd. Opening new avenues for our Bailliage to fund our educational activities supporting young Chefs and young Sommeliers from coast to coast.

Like most of us, Tony’s initial experiences with good food and wine happened at home, where tradition, quality ingredients and time around the table was cherished and respected by his parents. Later, a passion and appreciation for the culinary arts and the friendships gained and nourished while spending time before a fine dining table became an important element in Tony’s life. Then, one fine evening, while enjoying a wonderful meal prepared by Takashi Murakami, Tony learned of the Chaîne!

Outside of the Chaîne, Tony is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Chartered Business Valuator and a Certified Fraud Examiner. A graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), he has been an Assurance Partner in the Winnipeg office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has over 36 years of experience in public practice providing assurance and accounting services to a broad spectrum of corporations (public, private multi-national and government related organizations) in a variety of industries.  Tony regularly reports to Audit Committees and Boards of Directors.

Tony is married to Silvana. They have two children. He enjoys golf, travel, good food, wine and the company of good friends. Tony also has broad experience in charitable Public Service endeavours. He serves or has served on several not-for profit boards/councils.

David Tetrault
Bailli Délégué Honoraire