New members inducted into the Joseph Donon Bailliage of Chaine des Rôtisseurs
by Donald Hoover
Madison, NJ (October 23, 2021) — The mood was light and celebratory at historic Hennessey Hall on the Florham campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University as over 55 new student and professional members were inducted into the Joseph Donon Bailliage. The mission of the Joseph Donon Bailliage is to engage students with the vast network of the Chaine des Rôtisseurs and food and wine culture and history. Dr. John Niser, Bailli and Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management, opened the ceremony with a warm welcome and thanked all stakeholders who made such a massive enrollment event possible.
Stuart Goldberg, Chambellan Provincial De Mid-Atlantic and Bailli, Bailliage De Baltimore welcomed the large crowd of inductees and guests and proceeded to explain the historical significance of the Chaine des Rôtisseurs along with the meaning and symbolism of the Logo and coat of arms
Considering such a large group of inductees, the otherwise lengthy ceremony seemed brief as Mr. Goldberg injected his wit and sense of humor to create a celebratory, joyous occasion.
After the induction ceremony, inductees and their guests were welcomed to stroll through the 100- room, historic Hennessy Hall designed by Stanford White in the 1890’s. The Georgian-style design of the building replicates Henry the VIII’s Hampton Court and has been used to film many movies including, “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Fairleigh Dickinson University International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management students partnered with County College of Morris and Brookdale Community College students to create light fare and refreshments under the direction of Ruth Hladyk, Vice Charge’e de Missions and Mark Cosgrove, Vice Conseiller Culinaire.
The event symbolized the intention of the Joseph Donon Bailliage by creating a student focused approach. Witnessing the student inductees in combination with the collaborative efforts of students from Fairleigh Dickinson University, County College of Morris and Brookdale Community College was exciting and rewarding.