Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Eisntein is known for his shining intelligence. But the words above show that he was not only a man with a sharp mind but also one with a gentle heart.
The Chaine des Rotisseurs, for its part, has carved its name as a society of men and women who know their food and wine, and who live by the manners of the table. That it is.
But times change, and with it organizations and the people who make it up. And so, the Chaine in recent years has found it proper to expand its reach by embracing causes outside its traditional milieu., With this change, it actually harks back to its origins. For the Chaine was originally funded by the sainted King Louie IX not only to promote high standards in food preparation but also to do charity work.
Thus, the Bailliage de Manille is stepping beyond its borders of pleasure to the realm of service. In the past two years, it has promoted child health by conducting supplemental feeding for malnourished pre-school children in needy communities. This year it is giving support to two organizations—the Children’s Hour and CRIBS.
Through these programs, the Chaine is showing the world that although its primary objective is to promote the pleasures of the table, its heart is big enough to heed the call of service as well.
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the members of the Bailliage de Cebu, led by Bailli Amparito Lhuillier, once again gathered at the Parian Government Dropping Center on December 5 to spend time with and bring Christmas cheer to some 150 street children.
The children enjoyed a Jollibee meal amid the easy but festive atmosphere created by the Chaine confreres who were thankful for the chance to share their blessings with the children.