CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte, N.C. chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world's oldest and most prestigious food society in the world, has named Jose R. Costa as its new chapter leader. Costa takes over the duties of Bailli, the society's term for chapter leader, from Cynthia Macri, who held the position since 2013. He will be inducted on April 17.
Costa is Group President for Charlotte-based Driven Brands where he leads MAACO®, CARSTAR® and Drive N Style®. Collectively, these brands operate more than 1,000 body shops across North America and generate more than $1.2 billion in annual system sales.
He has been a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs for 30 years, when he was introduced to it by his father at age of 10, and has been a member of the Charlotte chapter for over a year. Most recently, he served as the chapter's Vice Chargé de Missions/Membership.
The Charlotte Bailliage (chapter) of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an important chapter in the U.S. South Central region and one of 125 chapters around the United States dedicated to furthering the society's mission: to promote fine dining and preserve the camaraderie and pleasures of the table. The Charlotte Bailliage was founded in 1983.
Becoming effective in the fourth quarter, the Charlotte chapter's new slate of board members will include:
- Bailli: Jose R. Costa
- Vice Chancelier-Argentier (Treasurer): Brannan Lahoda
- Vice Echanson (Cellarmaster): Brad Johnston
- Vice Echanson/Mondiale (Sommelier): Bill Rothwell
- Vice Chargé de Missions (Membership): Rob Cambruzzi
- Vice Chargé de Presse (Marketing Communications): Cindy Costa
"We are excited to welcome Jose and the new team to our family of gastronomes. Devoted with heart and soul to raising the standards of culinary arts and hospitality, they all share a commitment to elevating catering standards and training future chefs in our community," said Tony Hirsh, Bailli Provincial, South Central Region. "We also want to thank our past officers for their leadership and numerous contributions to the Charlotte chapter and our region as a whole."
For more information about the Charlotte Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, visit https://chaine-charlotte.org/.
About the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the world's oldest, largest and most prestigious food and wine society with more than 24,000 members worldwide. There are 125 chapters and about 6,000 members throughout the United States. Important programs include annual Young Sommeliers and Young Chefs competitions held both nationally and internationally. Founded in Paris in 1950, the Chaîne's roots reach back to 1248 in France. It is dedicated to honoring the skills and practices of the masters of the culinary arts and those individuals who craft our libations. For additional information: www.chaineus.org.
Ana Maria Colmenares,
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SOURCE Charlotte Chaine des Rotisseurs