The World Chaîne Day – April 21, 2018
Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q1 What is the World Chaîne Day?
A1 The World Chaîne Day is the international event for the general public by the world’s oldest and largest gastronomic society la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
Q2 What is the purpose of the World Chaîne Day?
A2 The purpose of the World Chaîne Day is to highlight the superior know-how, skills and usage of high-quality ingredients of Chaîne restaurants as well as inspiring dining out in general. Additionally, the aim of the Day is to increase awareness of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs organization itself.
The World Chaîne Day also has a significant role in the mission of the Chaîne to develop the food, beverage and restaurant culture of member countries in cooperation with professionals, amateur food enthusiasts, members, and Chaîne restaurants as well as other interested partners.
Q3 What is a Chaîne restaurant?
A3 Chaîne accredited restaurants are businesses in the hospitality industry which have been granted a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs plaque for the high quality of their food and service.
These restaurants are audited regularly. In order to retain the plaque, specific criteria must be met at all times.
Q4 Where is the World Chaîne Day being celebrated in 2015?
A4 The World Chaîne Day is celebrated across the world on April 23rd. Dining events and associated culinary activities will be held at participating Chaîne restaurants.
The main venue for the event however is the city of Tampere in Finland where the idea for a “Chaîne Day” originated and which coincidentally is approximately half way round the world from the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean.
Q5 Which countries are participating in the World Chaîne Day?
A5 In 2015, Australia, Thailand, Kuwait, Israel, Russia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Tunisia, Monaco, Portugal and Venezuela have already declared their participation. It is anticipated that come September 25th there will be several other countries taking part in what will be the first international version of the Chaîne Day.
World Chaîne Day events can be organized by all regional Chaîne societies, known as Bailliages. At the moment, the association is active in 80 countries. For example in Finland, the National Bailliage (Chapter) comprises 11 local Bailliages which all are participating in the Day through local Chaîne restaurants and the social media.
Q6 What is happening on World Chaîne Day
A6 For the World Chaîne Day on April 23, food, beverage and restaurant culture related events are being organized in the participating countries. All these events share the common desire to develop the national food, beverage and restaurant culture in cooperation with professionals and enthusiasts.
For example, in Finland all Bailliages are staging different types of events. Chaîne restaurants across the country have special offers, special menus and visiting chefs. The Chaîne will also be present in public venues (such as market places) during the day.
Specifically in Tampere, which is the ‘capital city’ of the 2016 World Chaîne Day, numerous Chaîne promotions will be organized throughout the day around the city. The highlight will be a dinner with a theme gastronomy history.
All World Chaîne Day events in other countries should normally be found on their respective websites.
World Chaîne Day events interconnect through social media postings.
Q7 What is happening around the world on April 23?
A7 The concept of a World Chaîne Day originated from the Finnish members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. The popularity and delivery of the event in 2014 in Finland attracted interest so it was decided to organize it around the world.
On Saturday 23rd April, several Bailliages around the world are organizing at least one World Chaîne Day event. Events and local atmosphere can be shared around the world in social media with posts and video greetings, forming a linked chain between the events of World Chaîne Day.
The central event of 2016 World Chaîne Day is being held in Tampere, Finland, whit open dinner event
Q8 Where can I find out what is happening in each city on 23rd of April?
A8 All participating Bailliages are encouraged to publish details of events on their respective websites. The international website will summarise the events enabling everyone to learn about World Chaîne Day events in other countries.
In the social media, events can be followed in English using a hashtag #Chaineday. Please note that the English hashtag has letter e!
Q9 What is the significance of the World Chaîne Day internationally?
A9 A Chaîne Day was first celebrated in Finland in 2014. In 2015, the event went international and all Bailliages in the Confrérie can take part across the world from New Zealand to the Cook Islands. in 2016 World Chaîne Day will cover even more countries
On the World Chaîne Day, all participating Bailliages should organize at least one event. Various events will form a chain in the social media using the hashtag #Chaineday.