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Newsletter N°60 – Auguste Escoffier’s Birthday

Celebrations in honor of Auguste Escoffier all over the planet!

For the Disciples Escoffier, October 28 to a great significance, it is the birthday of the birthday of Auguste Escoffier.

Every year it is the occasion of many Epicurean dinners to celebrate the “King of Cooks and Cook of Kings”.

Epicure’s dinners were born in 1912 according to Auguste Escoffier’s idea to support charities.

This year again, many Disciples met around this date to celebrate together Auguste and the French gastronomy while supporting a charitable cause.


October 26,

In Szolnock, Hungary, a hundred guests were received by President Istvan Bali, Pierre Alain Favre International Vice President for Europe, Bernard Louis Jaunet, Mario d’Orio and Michel Escoffier. With some inductions.


In Shanghai, China, some thirty guests gathered at the restaurant Parco Della Majella.


In Hong Kong, twenty lucky guests enjoyed the restaurant Nectar, received by President Daniel Birkner. With some inductions.


In Sainte Suzanne on Reunion Island, dinner gathered about sixty guests with some inductions led by Yves Bouvier.


October 28,

In Johannesburg, South Africa, received by Marie Christine Giblot-Ducray the president with a dozen guests feasted.


In Macao, at the Sofitel Macao Al Ponte 16 with about fifteen guests in the presence of Robert Fontana, International Vice President for the Asia Pacific Zone.


In Zurich, Switzerland, at the Hummerbar, restaurant of the historic St. Gotthard hotel with twenty guests received by President Pierre Alain Favre. With some inductions.



All over Japan, Epicurean dinners were organized. In Tokyo Capitol Hotel and Meiji Memorial Museum, Yokohama Yokohama Bay Hotel “Queen Alice” in Kanazawa Tokyu Tokyu Hotel, Nagoya at Ana Crown Plaza Nagoya Grand Court Hotel, Kyoto Restaurant La Tours, Osaka Royal Osaka Hotel, in Tokushima The Pacific Harbor. Bringing together several hundred guests throughout the country.


November 4th,

In Marseille, the first Epicure Dinner of the Provence Mediterranean Delegation took place at CFA Corot. 150 guests enjoyed delicacies prepared by President Alain Laporte’s brigade. With some inductions.




XIIIth International Congress in Shanghai



You have all received the program and the link to the central reservation. Many of you have already registered to join us for this wonderful adventure that will be the XIIIth International Meeting in Shanghai.

Some small changes have been made to the program (the organizers have added some nice visits !!)


Consult the updated program HERE


If you are not yet registered or if you didn’t paid, do not wait, only a few days lasting to book!


Here is the link to book:


We remind you that the rates given are valid until 30 November and as long as you have not paid by bank transfer the amounts due, your reservation is not effective.

Alternative option for payment:
!! Beware : Pay in HK Dollars and don’t forget to add the chage fees to the total sul to pay !!

!!! Remember to include in your payment the change and transfer fees !!!


In order to prepare you in the best way for this great experience, the organizing team and the International HQ have prepared a little travel document with imponderables.


Find all the informations you’ll need for your stay HERE 



SAVE THE DATE – Chefs World Summit 2019



Looking forward to meeting us all for this beautiful moment of exchange and friendship, the Disciples Escoffier International give you an appointment during the next edition of the Chefs World Summit in Monaco from 24 to 26 November.

The Chefs World Summit is an innovative and targeted concept, with a unique format: three-day of experts’ conferences and workshops • 5500sqm exhibition with quality products.

This is the 4th edition of this international congress where renowned chefs discuss together the evolution of their professions and the subjects on which it is urgent to intervene.


The congress will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, from 24 to 26 November 2019 under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II.


Under the direction of Philippe Joannes and the two godfathers, the editorial team will present the following topics:


” Chefs are changing their business model “


With tree main subjects:

New catering concepts “From conception to financing and communication”

Eco-responsibility “at the heart of our concerns”

Training and recruitment “New training methods adapted to the new generation”



Following in the footsteps of Mauro Colagreco in 2018, Christophe Bacquié will serve as this year’s honorary chair. At his side we have the honour to welcome Michel Roth as an international sponsor as well as other leaders and experts from different countries who will come to testify on these subjects that are close to their hearts in order to enrich the debates with their thoughts.

The members of the International Office are waiting for you on their stall to exchange and meet.

For this, nothing more simple, go HERE  to download your free pass for 3 days,

or directly on the dedicated website thanks to the code DESCOFFIER19.

You will find there the complete program of the conferences but also of all the events which will take place there.


Bernard Louis Jaunet, your devoted International General Secretary.