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NEWSLETTER N°55 – Disciples Escoffier Activities

The holiday season is fast approaching. But that does not stop Disciples Escoffier from around the world from continuing to mobilize. Whether for a good cause, for Young Talents Escoffier competitions or simply to make delegations live in friendship, sharing and transmission.

Jeunes Talents Escoffier


From the furnaces to the dining room: a 15th edition in French Brittany lands.

After regional selections rich in creations and encounters, six pairs have represented in service and in cuisine sections their colors for the French final of the Young Talents Escoffier contest.

It is in Bretagne, on November 23, 2018, at the Lycée Sainte Thérèse of La Guerche de Bretagne, that our young talents demonstrated their skills and shone with a prestigious jury to aim for first place.

In pairs, the first place goes to the delegation of the Grand Sud Ouest with Grégory Dattiches and Océane Giganon in service. Second walk for Mayenne with Karim Tulli in the kitchen and Rose Bailleul service. In third position, Provence with Camille Adam in the kitchen and Pascal Laugier in service. In addition, we also congratulate Joséphine Canivet and Grace Thévenon of the Hauts de France, Baptiste Gerzaguet and Mathéo Nicolas de Normandie and Louis Dupuy Roudel, accompanied by Charles Girard for Greater Lyon.

The Macif prize for “Best Team Cohesion” was awarded to Great Lyon team, Charles Girard and Louis Dupuy Roudel.

Representing France at the International Final on March 15, 2019 in Bordeaux, Grégory Dattiches in cuisine section and in service section, the pair Rose Bailleul and Mathéo Nicolas.

Creativity, responsiveness, precision and excellence were the key words during the three hours of testing.

A colorful edition, punctuated by conviviality, sharing, exchange, respect and many smiles.

A pool of talents met on November 23, 2018, at Lycée Sainte Thérèse at the Guerche de Bretagne and we wish them all good luck.




On Friday 7th December, at the Istituto Albergiero Ruffini Aicardi in Arma di Taggia (a town near San Remo on the Franco-Italian border), the Italian selection of the “Young Talents Escoffier” competition took place. 3 young cooks and 3 young waiters met for an intense morning of competition, which aimed to select the best element of each section. The international bureau, as well as Italian delegation President Francesco Ammirati and his secretary Antonio Torcasso, had traveled for the occasion and thus supported the young Italian talents. The winner in the kitchen category is Lorenzo Micolucci and the service category winner is Stefano Balbo. Both will join the other international candidates for the 15th international final “Young Talents Escoffier” which will take place on March 15, 2019 at the Best Ferrandi school of Bordeaux during the international meetings. We wish them a good preparation.




On Saturday, November 10th, the national final of the “Swiss Young talents Escoffier” competition took place. After a day of high-level competition at the Gastro Training School in Weggis, the kitchen and service candidates were greeted by the applause of the hundred or so guests at the Beau Rivage hotel in the same city. After tough negotiations, 2 girls, Camilla Scalzone, for the kitchen category, and Antonia Eugster, for the service category, were nominated as winners of their respective sections and rewarded. So again this year, a women’s duo will represent Switzerland at the Young Talents Escoffier international final. Good preparation for them and go to March 15 in Bordeaux.



The 3rd edition of the Chefs World Summit took place from 25 to 27 November at the Grimaldi forum in Monaco. The Disciples Escoffier, who had a stand, had the pleasure and honor of receiving Disciples from around the world for the occasion. Among others, Patrick Guat, President France, South Africa represented by its President Marie-Christine Giblot Ducray and his Treasurer Michel Maury, the United Kingdom with Daniel Ayton and his team, Francesco Ammirati and Antonio Torcasso for the Country Italy. Not to forget the many Disciples of the Riviera, the Var but also Paris, Normandy …All the disciples thank Catherine Decuyper, the talented organizer, Philippe Joannes, for her unwavering support for the Disciples Escoffier and all the teams mobilized to make this show a moment of great quality for all the professionals of the hotel and restaurant industry. to whom we wish many other editions.




On November 28th, the Fusco brothers’ “Benvenuti al Sud” restaurant in Naples hosted a very beautiful evening in honor of Auguste Escoffier, but above all a highlight of the Disciples Escoffier, blue scarves, from the region: the pizzaiolli. Organized by President Nicola di Filippo and his team, the guests had the honor of having with them the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Naples, Ciro Fiola and several representatives of the high Italian authorities.Nearly 20 pizzaioli were given appointments that evening, each had to create a pizza in tribute to the master of French cuisine, with an obligation, the goal of using local products, 0 km. After tasting all the pizzas, the guests have elected the best, which was named pizza Auguste Escoffier. This pizza will be served in all pizzeria of Disciples Escoffier of the Neapolitan region! A raffle was also organized for the benefit of an association.




On November 27, the 33rd chapter of the Nord Hauts de France delegation took place at the Casino Barrière in Lille. Organized by Philippe Lor and his entire team, this chapter and the dinner that followed were very successful. 17 disciples were given the scarf for the occasion.




On Saturday, October 27, 2018, during a gentle evening of austral spring, the delegation of Reunion Island organized its 35th chapter. This beautiful meeting was held in Saint-Denis, capital of the island. A room decorated with art and flowery beautiful orchids welcomed 140 gourmets. As often, for the gastronomic events of Escoffier, it was necessary to refuse some guests. Indeed, the Disciples of the delegation came in numbers this year. They were more than thirty, dressed in their scarves, behind the president Yves Bouvier, provided with his imposing spoon.Ten new disciples and two young hopes have solemnly entered the Escoffier family.Red scarf: Jofrane Dailly, Mathieu Henriette, Herve Bernardon, Johann Maria Pless, Kenny Murthen, Aurelian Simonet. Blue scarf: Mireille Nativel-Monset, Jérôme Alabert. Green scarf: Jacques Leînay, Loïc Bohan. Young hope Escoffier: Laetitia Maquet, Steeven Paris.All the guests were able to enjoy a menu of choice served by our excellent partners: Stella Traiteur and Lactel Bridel.In addition to the numerous disciples and friends, prominent members of Reunion’s civil society honored the gala evening with their presence, which gives new impetus to the delegation chaired by President Yves Bouvier and his team.




The Disciples Escoffier Normandy Grand Ouest led by their President Christian Girault once again participated in “La Coquille en Fête” in Trouville Sur Mer on December 1st and 2nd. Thanks to the Fishermen who offered them these wonderful scallops, the chefs were able to make beautiful cooking demonstrations to magnify them and make them enjoy the assistance. These demonstrations were led by Disciple François Delauney. On the other hand the other chefs and friends Disciples present have assured a small restoration with of course of some scallops!.As every year, a donation will be made to the SNSM (Rescue at Sea) Station Trouville La Touques. This day has once again allowed to share, transmit and be in good spirits.



Create your own signature with CHEF® !

In 2019, CHEF® continues to innovate with the launch of a new range of cooking tools named “Signature”.  This range combines tradition and innovation, with trendy tastes as the Black Garlic Paste, the Lemon Paste and classical ones with the White Wine Reduction, the Red Wine & Porto Reduction and the Gastrique Liquid Concentrate. Versatile, ready-to-use and easy-to-use, these cooking tools suit all cooking styles.

 The new range “Signature” will be officially launched for the SIRHA 2019 (from the 26th to 30th of January 2019). The Michelin-starred Chef and Meilleur Ouvrier de France Pierre Caillet supports this launch by giving cooking demonstrations on the CHEF® stand : Stand n°27_B in the Village des Chefs.



12th International Congress Disciples Escoffier

On March 15th, 16th & 17th 2019 will be held in Bordeaux the 12th International congress. Organised by the Grand Sud-Ouest Delegation under the presidence of Patrick Guat.

A keen, generous team will guide you and is impatient to welcome you.

The word of the organisation team:

We have organised for you the International Meeting living up to the “Escoffier” values of which your prestigious delegations are the guarantors across the world.

Be part of the 7 million tourists who visit Bordeaux and its vineyards each year. You will taste the emblematic products of the South West and its exceptional wines and spirits for 3 days.

The schedule has been especially designed to make the International Meetings unforgettable, around Friendship, Sharing, Conviviality and Transmission.

You will be able to say
“I was at Bordeaux International Congress 2019”

For more information click HERE


Bernard Louis Jaunet, 
International General Secretary