Benefits of Membership

Chaîne members enjoy themselves

  • At local dinners, where chefs and vintners bring together the best of food and wine.
  • At casual DineArounds in the summer, and at spirited themed dinners and elegant black tie affairs in the winter.
  • At regional gatherings, where members network and experience the best a region has to offer.
  • At lively national conventions held in major cities across America.
  • At international events, where old-world customs and impeccable cuisine of the host nation attract members from around the world.
  • At affiliated member establishments worldwide.
  • At Société Mondiale du Vin events where members learn about and experience wines and other crafted beverages.
  • You become a member of a prestigious international organization enjoying recognition in the culinary world.
  • You become a part of a unique peer group of professionals and non-professionals.
  • You become part of a global network of friends and colleagues with a high level of access and camaraderie.
  • You can participate in unique gourmet local, regional, national and international events throughout the year, often including organized cultural visits, excursions and private guided tours.
  • You can take advantage of unique travel opportunities specifically planned and created for members only.  Previous programs have included luxury cruises and extraordinary land-based excursions.
  • You are ensured a warm welcome at member restaurants and hotels worldwide.
  • You can meet renowned chefs and vintner Chaîne members.
  • You can volunteer your expertise, skills and knowledge to the running of your local bailliage.
  • You can enjoy the Société Mondiale for the fun, education and understanding of fine wines and crafted beverages.
  • You can help provide scholarships to deserving culinary and oenological students through the Chaîne Foundation.
  • You can become a Chaîne Ambassador and represent the U.S. at international events.
Professional Benefits

The Benefits for Professionals

  • You become a part of a worldwide forum in which professional excellence is recognized.
  • You can partner in raising standards for service and food higher and higher.
  • You can share creativity and innovation and push beyond what has been.
  • You can achieve personal and professional growth through association with experts in their field.
  • Visit host venues that showcase exceptional culinary and service skills.
  • Compete in or judge competitions for young professionals, sommeliers, or chefs.