Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition

One of the goals of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is to encourage and promote the professional development of talented young chefs. Chaîne chapters worldwide support young “Chefs Rôtisseurs” by helping to forge mentor relationships with professional Chaîne-member chefs and by providing young chefs with an opportunity to compete with their peers in the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition.

The Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition begins locally, whereby each Bailliage conducts a black box cooking competition for young chefs whose mentors and/or employers are professional members of the Chaîne. This event is held annually at Vancouver Community College in April/May under the direction of Vancouver Conseiller Culinaire Chef Scott Jaeger.

The Vancouver Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition operates at the highest level of contemporary culinary competition and is judged by some of Vancouver’s top chefs. The winner of our Vancouver competition goes on to compete with chefs from other Canadian Bailliages at the National Jeunes Chefs Competition held each fall. The National winner then represents Canada at the International Jeunes Chefs Competition.

For more information on the Vancouver Jeunes Chef Rôtisseurs Competition, contact Vancouver Jeunes Chefs event coordinator Ruth Grierson at To learn more about this program, visit

Vancouver Chaîne Culinary Scholarships

The Vancouver Bailliage is proud to advance the education of dedicated student chefs by providing scholarships. These are awarded annually to deserving students in the Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts Program through the VCC Foundation.

  • $500 Bruno Marti Culinary Scholarship
  • $2000 Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Award
  • $1250 Dr. Gerald Korn Culinary Scholarship

International Junior Sommeliers Competition

In 2020, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs launched an exciting competition aimed at young wine and spirit professionals who aspire to excellence as sommeliers – the International Junior Sommeliers Competition. This competition is directed at individuals in the employ of Chaîne member establishments who are in the process of developing their expertise and broadening their service skills. The aim of the competition is to provide these young wine talents with an opportunity to participate in an international competition that will both enhance their education and broaden their experience. The Vancouver Bailliage is currently in the process of developing its own local competition.

Vancouver Junior Sommelier Scholarship

The Michel Jacob Wine Scholarship was established to provide support to an individual employed by a Vancouver Chaîne member establishment whose goal is to obtain sommelier certification and who wishes to begin and/or continue their WSET wine education.

This scholarship is based on merit, ability, commitment and passion, and is applicable to any of the three levels of the WSET program. Applications are accepted until August 15th and are then  reviewed and evaluated by the Vancouver Chaîne’s scholarship committee. The Michel Jacob Wine Scholarship is applied to the successful applicant’s chosen WSET course (to a maximum of $1,500) and is paid directly to the school.

If you are employed by a Vancouver Chaîne establishment and would like to apply for the Michel Jacob Scholarship to advance your professional education, please click on START PROCESS.

Read the Applicant Statement and Waiver