Ribbons and Grades

La Chaîne Members

Members of “La Chaîne” are classified as professional or non-professional. Professionals enter with a rank based on their occupation or training, while Non-professionals normally enter with the rank of Chevalier or Dame de la Chaîne.

Ribbons

Each member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is awarded an appropriate ribbon, denoting rank, when he or she is inducted or promoted.

Chaîne members are proud of their ribbons and enjoy wearing them! Members should wear their ribbons at all Chaîne events unless noted. Not only do members then stand out from guests, but knowledgeable members can tell ranks apart by noting the color(s) of the different ribbons.

Those selected to be officers wear special ribbons, with the color designating either operating (green) or administrative (blue). Officers’ ribbons are sometimes edged with braid. Gold braid indicates national service, silver braid indicates regional, and no braid indicates local.

The following table represents the Ribbons, Medals and Bows available to “Chaîne des Rôtisseurs” members

International

InternationalConseil d'Administration
Gold Medal and Chain on Red Ribbon edged in Gold Braid with Conseil d'Administration Insignia
Conseil Magistral
Gold Medal and Chain on Red Ribbon edged in Gold Braid with Conseil Magistral Insignia
Conseil d'honneur
Gold Medal and Chain on Red Ribbon edged in Gold Braid with Conseil d'Honneur Insignia

National Bailliage

National Bailliage - Bailli DéléguéBailli
Gold Medal and Chaine on Green Ribbon
National Bailliage - National OfficierNational Officer - Chancelier, Argentier, Conseiller Culinaire-Gastronomique, Charge de Missions, Charge de Presse
Gold Medal and Chain on Blue Ribbon
National Bailliage - EchansonEchanson
Gold tastevin Medal and Chain on Blue Ribbon with a wide Orange Stripe and a burgundy stripe in the middle

Non Professional Members

Non Professional - Chevalier d'HonneurChevalier d'Honneur
High honorary title, given to a very important person/ celebrity. Awarded only with the approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on burgundy ribbon
Non Professional - Chevalier Dame de la chaineChevalier-Dame de la Chaine
The initial non-professional Chaîne grades
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon edged in light blue
Non Professional - Grand Officier d'HonneurGrand Officier d'Honneur
Highest honorary title, given to Royalty, Head of State or Ministers. Awarded only with the approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on burgundy ribbon, edged in gold braid.
Non Professional - Grand OfficierGrand Officier
Exceptional promotion for an Officier/a Gastronome who has distinguished himself through his efforts for the Chaîne, possible after ten years of Chaîne membership - but only with approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with a red stripe in the middle edged in red
Non Professional - OfficierOfficier
Promotion for a Chevalier or a Dame de la Chaîne. Also for a special member, or Président of an Association to be honoured.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon edged in red
Non Professional - PairPair
Exceptional promotion for a Grand Officier, possible after fifteen years of Chaîne membership, but only with approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on a purple ribbon, edged in orange

Professional Members

Professional - Chef de la TableChef de Table - Maitre d'Hotel, Chef de Rang, Restaurant Service Educator, who if needs be, cooks at the table
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe
Professional - Chef RôtisseurChef Rotisseur - Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Culinary Educator
Silver medal and chain on orange ribbon edged in red with Rôtisseur insignia
Professional - Grand Officier Maître HôtelierGrand Officier Maitre Hotelier
Special promotion for an Officier Maître Hôtelier, possible after ten years of Chaîne membership, but only with approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with a wide orange stripe and a thin red stripe in the middle, edged in red, and Hôtelier insignia
Professional - Grand Officier Maître RestaurateurGrand Officier Maitre Restaurateur
Special promotion for an Officier Maître Restaurateur, possible after ten years of Chaîne membership, but only with approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with a wide orange stripe and a thin red stripe in the middle, edged in red, and Maître restaurateur insignia (not shown in this photo)
Professional - Grand Officier Maître RôtisseurGrand Officier Maitre Rotisseur
Special promotion for an Officier Maitre Rôtisseur, possible after ten years of Chaîne membership, but only with approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on orange ribbon with a red stripe in the middle and Rôtisseur insignia
Professional - Grand Officier Maître SommelierGrand Officier Maitre Sommelier
Special promotion for an Officier Maître Sommelier, possible after ten years of Chaîne membership, but only with approval of the President.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with a wide orange stripe and a thin red stripe in the middle, edged in red, and bottle and glass insignia
Professional - Maître HôtelierMaitre Hotelier - Owner, Manager or Director of a Hotel, Senior Hotel School Educator
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe, edged in light blue, and Hôtelier insignia
Professional - Maître RestaurateurMaitre Restaurateur - Owner, Manager or Director of Restaurant not involved with running the kitchen in his establishment, Service Programme Educator
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe, edged in light blue, and Maître Restaurateur insignia (not shown in this photo)
Professional - Maître RôtisseurMaitre Rotisseur - Owner, Director, Manager, Head Chef, Culinary Programme Director involved in the running of the kitchen at a catering establishment.
Silver medal and chain on orange ribbon with two red stripes and Rôtisseur insignia
Professional - Maître SommelierMaitre Sommelier - Head Sommelier of a Restaurant, Senior Wine Educator
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe, edged in light blue, and bottle and glass insignia
Professional - Officier Maître HôtelierOfficier Maitre Hotelier
Promotion for a Maître Hôtelier.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe, edged in red, and Hôtelier insignia
Professional - Officier Maître RestaurateurOfficier Maitre Restaurateur
Promotion for a Maître Restaurateur.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe edged in red and Maître Restaurateur insignia (not shown in this photo)
Professional - Officier Maître RôtisseurOfficier Maitre Rotisseur
Promotion for a Maître Rôtisseur.
Gold medal and chain on orange ribbon with two red stripes and Rôtisseur insignia
Professional - Officier Maître SommelierOfficier Maitre Sommelier
Promotion for a Maître Sommelier.
Gold medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe, edged in red, and bottle and glass insignia
Professional - Professionnel de la TableProfessionel de la Table
A person directly involved in restaurant service.
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with place setting insignia
Professional - Professionnel du VinProfessionnel du Vin
A person directly involved in viticulture, including an owner, director, manager, of a vineyard and/or a winery, a winemaker, a director of a wine academy or wine educational program, a distributor of wine and crafted beverages, and an owner of an exclusive wine boutique.
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe, edged in light blue and grape insignia (not shown in this photo)
Professional - RôtisseurRotisseur
The initial Chaîne Professional grade. Reserved for a young Chef.
Silver medal and chain on orange ribbon with Rôtisseur insignia
Professional - SommelierSommelier - Chef de Cave, Wine Educator
Silver medal and chain on purple ribbon with orange stripe and bottle and glass insignia

Ladies Bows

Officier Maitre Restaurateur
Conseil National/Regional
Dame de la Chaine
Maitre Restaurateur
Officier
Grand Officier