Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Francois Dionot awarded title of Conseil d'Honneur by La Chaine des Rotisseurs

La Chaine des Rotisseurs of Greater Washington, D.C., hosted the organization's Mid-Atlantic Assemblage on May 30, 2009. The festivities began with the multi-Bailliage Grand Induction and black-tie dinner at the elegant Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. An induction ceremony was hosted by Bailli provincial Georges Muller, who presented the title of Conseil d' Honneur to vice conseiller culinaire Francois Dionot for his many years of outstanding contribution to the Chaine.

Chef Dionot is the founder and director of L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md., and Bethesda, Md. He has taught a generation of chefs throughout the United States. His wife Patrice, son Christophe and his daughter Clarice were all there to see him receive the award.

The Conseil d’Honneur is a program of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs des Etats-Unis designed to recognize those former national and regional officers who have made significant contributions to the society and served with distinction, despite no longer holding active offices. The Conseil d’Honneur was created on June 7, 2003 during the National Council Meeting of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs des Etats-Unis in Philadelphia.