69 years ago, on April 21, 1954, the Disciples Escoffier International association was born.
Under the impetus of Jean Ducroux, President of the Fraternelle des Cuisiniers, Pierre Sauvan, chef, formalized the creation of our association in the prefecture of Nice.
In 1 year, to the day, the festivities to celebrate 70 years of promoting gastronomy and the work of Master Auguste Escoffier will be in full swing!
Such a beautiful age must of course be celebrated as it should be!
I hope that all the delegations will be united to celebrate OUR anniversary together, and to demonstrate what we represent 70 years later and that we will still be there in the next 70 years.
I suggest you to organize our anniversary around 5 highlights:
Set up by Paris more than a decade ago, the concept is gaining momentum year after year in France, in overseas territories and even in Asia.
This typically French celebration must continue to spread beyond our borders.
We will have to organize in January the sale of galettes des rois to the general public, with a charitable objective (the profits must be donated to an association close to your delegation).
The international association is working with the Zone France on a collector "Escoffier" lucky charm which will be the same for all delegations.
2nd / 3rd quarter 2024
The White Party by Disciples Escoffier
A festive party, all white dressed, where music, friendship and sharing will be the key words.
This evening is intended to be a moment of relaxation and a meeting point, without the usual protocol of gala dinners or induction chapters.
You will all know how to gather your disciples around a picnic, buffet, atmospheres or exceptional places.
To celebrate the anniversary of the master and that of the association which has paid tribute to him for 70 years!
A historical menu will be offered to you soon to inspire you.
We will organize the international meetings in Paris and we will be able to celebrate our anniversary together on October 28 in a prestigious site.
It's you who'll invent it!!
Chapter to induct new disciples, exceptional events, promotion of our producers and partners...
You have proven for 70 years that your imagination has no limit!
In search of our history
I will ask you to send us all the oldest or most prestigious elements in the history of your delegations.
I am sure that you have unsuspected treasures (which will not necessarily be for your descendants) which could supply the future Disciples Escoffier room which will take place in the new scenography of the Auguste Escoffier museum.
The museum is also looking for all objects, writings or menus related to Auguste Escoffier.
With the members of the Magistral Council, I am counting on you.