At the summit of Culinary Diplomacy is Le Club des Chefs des Chefs, or the Leaders’ Chefs’ Club. Created in 1977 by Gilles Bragard, former CEO of Bragard Uniforms, the club annually brings together more than 25 chefs of heads of state to meet and discuss their work.
Current Club Members include Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford from The White House, Chef Bernard Vaussion, formerly of the Élysée Palace, Chef Mark Flanagan, Chef to Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom and Chef Machindra Kasture, Chef to the Indian President.
The 2013 meeting of the club was hosted by White House Chef Cristeta Comerford and took place in New York City and Washington, DC. The chefs met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon as well as United States President Barack Obama.
The 2014 meeting of the club was hosted by Buckingham Palace chef Mark Flanagan, where the group met Queen Elizabeth II.
The 2015 meeting of the club took place in Switzerland and Italy, where the club visited Expo 2015 in Milan.
India taking the lead to form the ICDC – International Culinary Diplomacy Club and various best Chefs from across the Globe will be part of this extraordinary team which will work for Unity through Food and Global Peace across Asia and World.