World Chaîne Day
April 25, 2020
A very different way of celebrating
" a first look at the many innovative ways in which members celebrated the special day "

In this article reviewing World Chaîne Day, we take a look at Chaîne activities around the world. It is a selection of other sound and visual “bites” seen on social media - principally the Chaîne’s dedicated Social Media Wall - during the World Chaîne Day weekend. You will see that the “bites” are listed by Bailliage name A-Z.

This is a first look at the many innovative ways in which members celebrated the special day with “stay at home” activities often shared live via video conferencing. There may well be a second review in due course.

In addition to this initial general article, specific ones are being published where we have sufficient material to hand.

With best wishes
Marie Jones
Managing Editor

Australia
Bailli Délégué Norm Harrison saluted members worldwide.

Chargée de Presse Petra Harmer-Shrowder raised a glass to Chaîne friends around the world.

Jörg Böckeler, Bailli Provincial of New South Wales, in Sydney wished “Happy World Chaîne Day to all my Brothers and Sisters of the Chaîne” around the globe.

Austria
Chevalier Sebastian Peer in Austria celebrated with a main course of salmon fillet on risotto con limone with asparagus and courgette.

Bahrain
Albeit a member of the Bailliage of Bahrain, Maître Rôtisseur Emmanouil Kyriakidis posted from his workplace at the Intercontinental Al Khobar Hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He said, “This year we celebrate World Chaîne Day in a different way. We are not wearing our black ties but we are wearing our blue masks, we are not using our fine china and flatware but we serve in disposable containers. Our fancy plates, techniques, special ingredients, formal service are stopped and we are all producing home meals made with love for medical teams, guests waiting to move to their final destination and loved ones. What matters is only to make food to comfort souls and give joy.”

China - Shenzhen
Chevalier Rene Forster is Chairman of the Board of Howag-Swisspur China. He posted images of his family’s WCD dining celebration.

Costa Rica
Conseiller Culinaire Jean-Luc Taulère prepared a Sunday brunch celebration on April 26th.

Denmark
‎Chevalier Anders Piper sent greetings from Denmark and shared that his main course was quail nesting on its own eggs accompanied by a 2006 Côte Rôtie.

Great Britain
José Sol, an Officer in the Bailliage of Wessex, wished happy World Chaîne Day to all members! A Spanish ham master he naturally believed there was nothing better to celebrate WCD than with a fantastic plate of acorn-fed Jamón Iberico!

Andy McGuinness, Vice-Chargé de Missions Honoraire of the Bailliage of Chilterns, wanted to support everyone in the hospitality industry. Hear, hear!

Lebanon
Bailli Délégué Arlette Mabardi toasted “Vive la Chaîne!” to one and all.

Maître Restaurateur Tarek Hamadeh joined in.

Rana Kocache, Pair de la Chaîne, celebrated with a main course of grouper with orange and fennel, accompanied by a risotto with pine nuts and raisins.

Namibia
Chef Rôtisseur Sean Stevenson observed that we are not used to the empty kitchens and empty restaurant seats. He continued by saying, “stay safe, be strong and soon we will cook again. God bless.”

Netherlands
In wishing everyone Happy World Chaîne Day, AMA Waterways posted “We are humbled and honoured to be members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs as we strive to provide our guests with the highest quality food and wines as we cruise our most cherished rivers.”

Norway
Chevalier Bjorn Wiik in Trondheim posted “Amazing how socialising with good friends is being missed but we will be back. Happy World Chaîne Day to lovers of good food and wine!

Russia
Bailli Délégué Henri Everaars presented a thoughtful and heartfelt message by video. Click the link above to view it.

Singapore
Bailli Délégué Yeo See-Kiat sent warmest greetings for the milestone World Chaîne Day 2020 during which we are all hunkered down as we battle the lethal virus.

Sweden
Bailli Délégué Carl Wachtmeister and his wife Anna sent a “Vive la Chaîne!” toast around the world. Carl also sent best wishes to the members in Sweden via a well-produced video.

United Arab Emirates
Conseiller Culinaire Uwe Micheel at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, didn't let the occasion pass without sharing his greetings by video. He said World Chaîne Day was a double celebration as Saturday 25th was also the first day restrictions were relaxed in the UAE with outlets starting to slowly open.