On March 12, the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ Bailliage de Chicago held a fundraising dinner in The Dining Room at Kendall College showcasing the culinary capabilities of School of Culinary Arts students and featuring a selection of the finest wines from several Chicago Chaîne members’ personal cellars. 60 guests attended and $35,000 was raised with all proceeds from the dinner benefiting the Kendall College Charitable Trust for student scholarships.
Students preparing the five-course dinner were directed and coached by Kendall chef-instructors Pierre Pollin and Chaîne member Marc Magiera. Additionally, Craig Schoettler, executive chef at Grant Achatz’ The Aviary and a recent nominee for Beverage Professional of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, prepared special cocktails for the reception.
Chaîne member Chris Koetke, vice president of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, and Chaîne members of the Kendall College Charitable Trust Chevalier Allen Kutchins and Maître de Table Restaurateur Al Capitanini were on hand at the event.
The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, headquartered in France, is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. The chapter in the United States is now in its 52nd year with approximately 6,000 gourmands, gourmets, chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, oenologists, winery owners, sommeliers and others interested in the finest of dining and life experiences and enjoying the camaraderie of friends at dinners and events.