Lehn and Ritch were honored this past Friday, October 22nd with an award for their invaluable contributions made to the celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. The Confrerie de la Chain Des Rotisseurs is the world’s oldest international gastronomical society,founded in Paris in 1248! The society is devoted to preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table and to promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality arts. Each year the society sponsors young chef and sommelier competitions that attract contestants from throughout the world, while the Chaîne Foundation provides scholarships for students in these fields. Chaîne is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of meat roasters. Revived in 1950 after the World Wars, the society has professional and amateur members in more than 70 countries worldwide. In the United States, there are nearly 150 bailliages (chapters), each offering a variety of culinary activities to suit the interests of local members. This past weekend, the Confrerie hosted an international conference in celebration of its 50 years of American member chapters (Baillage d’Etats-Unis) in America’s Finest City: San Diego! Cafe Coyote is proud to be recognized by the society and was honored to host such a significant event! Congrats to Lehn and Ritch and Vivre les Rotisseurs!