June 2021

Alone we go faster, 
but together we go further

 As the summer quickly comes upon us, it brings plenty of new opportunities to gather together!

This month, let's find out what these 6 international zones' current events.


Zone France - Normandie Grand Ouest Delegation

Disciples Escoffier Normandie Grand Ouest discovering the beauty of Normandy

The Disciples Escoffier of the Normandie Grand Ouest delegation had the joy of meeting again for a beautiful moment, on June 1st, thanks to a magnificent day of discovering wild herbs and plants.
They were first received that day by their friend, fellow Disciple and specialist Alain Hastain and his wife Geneviève who had them discover (or rediscover!)  all these plants in this beautiful Normandy countryside.
They were then warmly welcomed by their Disciples hosts, Annie and Pascal Guérard, producers of Safran and Yuzu at the Safran de Normandie for a picnic.

Then, to finish the day, a visit and tasting at Disciple Marie Laure Leplat's, producer of Calvados in Montabard.

Discovery, sharing, transmission, community and friendship, our Norman friends have the Escoffier spirit!!
In the words of Christian Girault their president and Jacques Collet the secretary at the end of this beautiful day: Long live The Disciples Escoffier. "Alone we go faster, but together we go further".


  Zone Japan

Annual General Meeting: working together for a better future


On June 2, despite the sanitary crisis being still omnipresent in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Board of Directors and the Japanese office, chaired by Nobuhiko FUKUDA, met at the Okura Tokyo Hotel in Tokyo for their annual general meeting.
Although the fabulous annual dinner that traditionally follows this great event has been cancelled, it still allowed everyone to plan on the great projects to come as well as on the activities of the association



 Zone Europe - Switzerland

The Disciples Escoffier Switzerland are pleased to be able to resume their activities with the youth 

Finally, the Covid situation is improving and business can resume where it was left off in 2020.
Their biggest priority is the candidates of the Young Talent Escoffier contest. It was with a heavy heart that the Swiss competition committee asked the young talents of tomorrow to be patient.

President Pierre Alain Favre and his committee are now pleased to announce that the Swiss selection of the Young Talents Escoffier 2021 competition will take place on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Lenzburg Vocational School.
The winning team will be awarded the precious Sesame that will lead them to the International Grand Final in Nice on April 1st, 2022.


 Zone Africa Indian Ocean - Reunion Indian Ocean delegation

The Disciples Escoffier of Reunion Island working together for a better tomorrow

On June 12, the delegation’s office met in Gadiamb city, located in St Pierre, for a work meeting. The opportunity was also taken to get acquainted with the future inductees.
It was a great pleasure for President Yves Bouvier to meet his Disciple friends for a beautiful moment of sharing.


  Zone Asia Pacific - Hong Kong delegation

The Disciples Escoffier of Hong Kong resume their activities.

Disciples Escoffier Hong Kong’s delegation held its monthly Epicure’s dinner on May 21, 2021 at the Nina Tsuen Wan West Hotel.
The President of the Delegation, Carlos De Sousa, took the reins of the Nina Café exceptionally for this evening to cook for the guests. He presented the treasures of the sea in an artistic presentation created specially for the French Gourmay.
A magnificent wine accord was provided by Bellavizio thanks to Disciple Bernice Liu.

4 new members were inducted that evening: Chef Guillaume Sejourne, Chef Stéphane Guillas, Philippe Richard, and Mab Mak.
Welcome to them!


  America Zone

A Highly productive work meeting for the development of the America Zone

On May 19, Jean-Francis Mots, the USA delegation president and vice-president of the America Zone came to the International Bureau’s meeting in Villeneuve Loubet.
It was a beautiful day of constructive work for the development of the association across the Atlantic with Bernard Louis Jaunet and Christian Heuline.


 News of the Escoffier Museum of Culinary Art

Reopening of the Museum on Thursday July 1st 2021 at 10 am! 

The Museum will be open every day from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm from July 1st.
To ensure the safety of everyone and to allow you to enjoy our Museum with serenity, our sanitary protocol will continue to be applied and respected.
For any information about your visit, do not hesitate to contact us at +33 (0)4 93 20 80 51.

The whole team is looking forward to welcoming you again!

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Disciple Portrait

This month, discover the portrait of Randy Siles, a committed Costa Rican chef and globetrotter who fell in love with Provence a few years ago.
He is a member of the Var Alpes du Sud Delegation chaired by Raymond Macario.

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