On June 13, 2019, Chef Randy Siles Leandro was inducted into the Disciples d’Escoffier International. The ceremony was held at the L’Hôtellerie Kouros in the city of Cuers located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in France. During the induction ceremony, Chef Siles was presented with the professional chef red sash, a certificate and was officially inducted by Monsieur Raymond Macario, President of Disciples d’Escoffier International.
Chef Siles says, “I am honored to be inducted into the Disciples of Escoffier International and be part of this prestigious group committed to continue promoting and preserving Escoffier’s work and maintaining the great culinary traditions, and to promoting culinary education and apprenticeship encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as a professional chef.”
The event was also the stage for the launch of the 2019 edition of the French gastronomic travel guide, Petit Futé with chief editor Laurent Boschero.
About The Disciples Escoffier International
Disciples d’Escoffier International is the premier gastronomic society established in France to maintain the good name and traditions of French Cuisine. The goals of the Disciples Escoffier International are to honor the memory of Auguste Escoffier in France, and worldwide, promoting and preserving his work and maintaining the great culinary traditions; to promote culinary education and apprenticeship encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as a professional chef. The Disciples Escoffier International continues to work in close cooperation with schools, establishing contacts between professionals and students; to organize culinary events worthy of these traditions; to honor those in the culinary profession who work to maintain the high standards of French haute cuisine and to unite all Disciples Escoffier from around the world and in the “Esprit Escoffier”.
Today, there is a worldwide membership of over 30,000; Australia, Benelux, Canada, China, France, Grande Chine, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, Madagascar, New Caledonia, Occitania & Catalonia, Philippines, Portugal, Reunion, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. It is in this spirit that the Disciples Escoffier International – USA strives to develop its national membership, establish a culinary scholarship fund and continue its charitable endeavors. For more information visit: Disciples d’Escoffier International