Welcome to the Bailliage
of New Zealand

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Association Mondiale de la Gastronomie

A global community whose focus is brotherhood, friendship, camaraderie and sharing a passion for the culinary arts.

In New Zealand the Chaine des Rotisseurs is led by a local board of six members headed by a bailli, a French title for head of branch.

Helen Meehan, the bailli for Wellington is an olive farmer from Martinborough

David Shackleton, the bailli for New Zealand has managed hotels all over the world

Loretta Wong is the Treasurer for the Wellington branch

Grant Jefferson is the New Zealand Treasurer and operates several hospitality businesses

John Bishop is a food and travel writer

Nerissa Barber is a lawyer and gourmet.



14 - 16 April - weekend in Martinborough:


A casual dinner at Union Square in the Martinborough Hotel – a modern New Zealand bistro with French influence.


  • Lunch at Palliser Estate seasonal food and wine
  • Gin tasting at Tohi – a new distillery
  • Degustation dinner at the Barrel Room at Ata Rangi Sunday.

Brunch at the Village Café and Bar in Martinborough– Indian themed

May: Casual dinner at Liberty Restaurant in Wellington

June: Cocktail Party for members and guests – Wellington

July: World of Wine at the Wellington Club with Brett Newell and food to match the wines

September: Degustation Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel Wellington

October: Ethnic Food – Dinner at No 8 a Vietnamese restaurant in Wellington

November: Degustation Dinner at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School – regalia to be worn



The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs invites all lovers of gastronomy, good food and fine wines to share its values of excellence and brotherhood, uniting us in the continuation of great culinary traditions.



New Zealand - David Shackleton
Wellington, December 23, 2023
Excellence, service and commitment
New Zealand Dinner
Wellington, August 31, 2023
Excellent evening with unusual wines
New Zealand Dinner
Wellington, July 18, 2023
Superb wines match degustation menu