History

February 1994; President Robet Baty sent a proxy to Mr. J. Marrel, General Manager of SOFRA, to enable him to open a Bailliage in Istanbul, thus marking the beginning of the Turkish Chapter of la Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and with the approval of the Headquarters in Paris, Mr. Marrel became the first Bailli Délégué and Mr. J. Caula, the Executive Chef of Penta Hotel became the first Chancelier de Turquie

24 June 1994; The Opening Chapitre and inauguration of the National Bailliage de Turquie with some 40 founding members, followed by a cocktail and gala dinner took place at Swissôtel the Bosphorus, Istanbul.

29 November 1995; 2nd Grand Chapitre and gala dinner at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul. Installation of Mr. Edward Speck as Bailli Délégué by Mr. Robert Baty.

10 October 1996; 3rd Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Swissôtel the Bosphorus, Istanbul. Installation of Mr. Atok İlhan as the Bailli Délégué by Mr. Robert Baty.

20 September 1997; 4th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Ceylan Inter-Continental Hotel Istanbul with the presence of Mr. G. Zentilomo, Bailli Délégué d'Italie, as the official inducting officer.

19 September 1998; 5th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Ceylan Inter-Continental Hotel Istanbul with the presence of Mr. Robert Baty as the official inducting officer.

16 October 1999; 6th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Divan Hotel with the presence of Mr. G. Zentilomo, Bailli Délégué d'Italie, as the official inducting officer.

15 September 2000; 7th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Swissôtel the Bosphorus Istanbul, with the presence of Mr. Klaus Tritschler, Chancelier du Bailliage National d'Allemagne and Membre du Conseil Magistral as the official inducting officer.

14 September 2001; The finals of the International Jeune Commis Rotisseurs competition was organized in Istanbul.

15 September 2001; 8th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel Istanbul with the presence of the Grand Chancelier, Président, Kurt Fischer, as the official inducting officer.

12 October 2002; 9th Grand Chapitre, inauguration of the Bailliage Regional d'Ankara and gala dinner at Hilton Hotel Ankara, with the presence of Mrs. Marie Jones, Membre des Conseils d'Administration et Magistral as the official inducting officer.

13 September 2003; 10th Grand Chapitre, intronisation and gala dinner at Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, with the presence of Mrs. Marie Jones, Membre des Conseils d'Administration et Magistral as the official inducting officer.

09 October 2004; 11th Grand Chapitre, intronisation and gala dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet with the presence of Mr. Tassos Kioulpapas, Bailli Délégué de Grèce and Membre du Conseil Magistral as the official inducting officer. (10th anniversary of the Bailliage National de Turquie)

21 May 2005; 12th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Conrad Hotel Istanbul with the presence of Mr. Tassos Kioulpapas, Bailli Délégué de Grèce and Membre du Conseil Magistral as the official inducting officer.

03 June 2006; 13th Grand Chapitre, inauguration of the Bailliage Regional d'Antalya and gala dinner at Sheraton Hotel Voyager Antalya, with the presence of Mr. Jaakko Nuutila, Membre des Conseils d'Administration et Magistral, Conseiller Culinaire de Finlande, as the official inducting officer.

10 June 2006; installation of Mr. Mohamed Hammam as the Bailli Délégué de Turquie by President Yam Atallah, at the International Grand Chapitre and General Assembly in Cannes/France.

18 May 2007; 14th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Çırağan Kempinski Hotel Istanbul, with the presence of Mr. Joe Karuso, Bailli Délégué des Etats Unis, Membre des Conseils d'Administration et Magistral as the official inducting officer and delegate of President Yam Atallah.

21 June 2008; 15th Grand Chapitre, intronization and gala dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus, with the presence of Mr. Ari-Pekka Parviainen, Membre du Conseil Magistral and Conseiller Gastronomique de Finlande as the official inducting officer.

19 July 2008; the Opening Chapitre and inauguration of l'Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs for the first time under the Bailliage National de Turquie and a cocktail at the Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul, followed by an inauguration gala dinner at Şans Restaurant, with the presence of Mr. Peter Musa, International Vice President, Bailli Délégué de Suisse, Grand Commandeur et Grand Echanson as the official inducting officer.