The Emblem

The Emblem

What do the symbols on the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs emblem mean?

The centre red field: flames turning spits with 4 larder needles

The blue field: It is part of the French flag interspersed with the Fleur de Lis.

Inner smaller chain: it represents the Professional members

Outer larger chain: it represents the Amateur gastronomes members

1248: the original founding year of the Rôtisseurs in Paris

1950: The year the Chaîne was reactivated after being dissolved during the French revolution and the two World Wars. It was at that time that it changed to a gourmet society.