La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Bailliage de Victoria ~ Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The 2017 Executive Council
You may contact any of the executive by clicking on their name
Ian Batey, Bailli de Victoria
Gail Gabel, Vice Chancelier-Argentier
Jeanne Sedun
Vice Conseiller Gastronomique
Larry Arnold
Larry Arnold Vice Echanson
David Izard, Vice Chargé de Presse
Allan Tyson
Vice Chargé de Missions


The Victoria Bailliage of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs was founded on April 15, 1984 by Colin Southcombe as the first Bailli with Daniel Rigollet as Vice-Conseiller Culinaire. To roll out the new Bailliage of Victoria, they enlisted Denis Glew as Vice-Conseiller Gastronomique and Norman Howard as Vice-Argentier. Fifteen charter members were inducted at a magnificent dinner at Sooke Harbour House. Since this simple beginning 30 years ago, the ranks have increased to a stable membership of just under 50. The food and wine budget now exceeds $50,000 annually. Ann Purdon followed as Bailli in 1986 and Colin Southcombe went on to become Bailli of Sydney, Australia. Daniel Rigollet became Bailli of Victoria in 1990 serving in this role for 14 years. Lyle Viereck took over the leadership duties from 2003 until 2006. Colin Mantell, Maître hotelier, accepted the position of Bailli in 2007 and served the Bailliage until 2011 when the current Bailli was inducted into the position..

The Victoria Bailliage normally schedules 5 Chaîne dinners and 2 special events annually at locations which meet the high standards of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. One of these dinners is designated as an initiation function and formal attire is required at this and some other events.  Events are normally on Sunday in order that our professional members may attend. The Chaîne also maintains a small wine cellar under the direction of the Vice Echanson which allows for purchase of limited bottling vintages to supplement the current commercial selections. Menus are designed in consultation with the Vice-Conseiller Culinaire and V-C Gastronomique and matching wines are selected by Vice-Echanson. Each provides colourful commentary on the foods and wines  presented during the dinner.  That is always a highlight of the evening!! Order Mondial events are also scheduled throughout the year by our Vice-Echanson.


Colin Southcombe
Bailli Honoraire
Ann Purdon
Bailli Honoraire
Daniel Rigollet
Bailli Honoraire
Lyle Viereck
Bailli Honoraire
Colin Mantell
Bailli Honoraire