The Chaîne is unique in that it is comprised of both professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality industries as well as non-professionals, in other words those who love the results of the professionals' work. Although we discourage marketing and promotion at the table together, it is important that we support our professional members however we can. Here is a list of our professionals who are active in the industry with a brief summary of their businesses, including websites.
Joe Koye, Vice Conseiller Culinaire
Joe is the CEO and owner of Wild Blue Catering, one of the largest and most awarded catering companies in the Philadelphia area. Wild Blue has prepared wonderful cuisine for the Delaware Valley Chaîne numerous times. In addition, Joe has sponsored countless young chefs in the Chaîne competitions.
Friedrich Gitschner, CMC AAC, Chef Rotisseur
Chef Gitschner is the executive chef of the Philadelphia Country Club. Having a well-established reputation in the Houston area, Chef Gitschner was hired by the Philadelphia CC to revamp and improve their culinary program. In a short time he has established a firm reputation for offering haute cuisine and has hosted the Delaware Valley Chaîne as well as many other organizations.
Gene Rockower, Vice Echanson
Gene owns several Canal's Liquor stores in New Jersey, including the Glassboro store. Canal's has a wide selection of wine at reasonable prices. Gene also owns Last Call Wines, an online retailer of deeply discounted wine specials. Gene has supplied many of our events with his wines at incredible prices!
Geno Betz, Chef Rotisseur
Winner of the Chaîne's young chef competition in the Midatlantic region three years in a row, Chef Betz brings his talent to Stateside where he is Executive Chef. Geno has studied under many chefs and has a resumé that includes the Mildred, Paradiso and the Farm and Fisherman. Geno has hosted the Chaîne at Stateside and it was a wonderful event with inventive cuisine.
George Kyrtatas, Chef Rotisseur
With a strong sense of family Chef George Kyrtatas continued running the family restaurant and with his brother opened another award winning restaurant, SweetWater Restaurant-Bar and Grill. When George is not at one of his restaurants, filming, writing, teaching, or helping out the community, George enjoys spending time with his wife of 16 years Frances, and his two girls, Katerina (13) and Antoinette (9).
General information about the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Here are some important websites that everyone involved with the Delaware Valley Bailliage should know.
The official website of the international headquarters of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, bringing together both professional and non-professional members worldwide who appreciate and share a mutual interest in cuisine, wine and fine dining.
The US "parent"organization, where you can view all Chaine sites worldwide and learn more about the history of this ancient society.