The Relais & Châteaux Vision

18 Feb 2015
2 min read
Marking its 60th anniversary, Relais & Châteaux, the membership association for independent hoteliers, has committed to a vision of sustainability going into the future.

Relais & Châteaux strives to be true artisans and representatives of the restaurant and hotel trade. They see themselves as both heirs and gatekeepers of not only the rich cultural history of hospitality around the world, but also the wonderful variety of cuisines within it. As a fellowship, as a family of chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs, they have made a conscious choice to be true to the mission bestowed upon them: to preserve and share true culinary techniques and to eschew shortcuts that diminish excellence. For it’s through this use of authentic methods and ingredients that they are able to truly share all that is good and beautiful in this world. For it is through these practices and beliefs that they truly express and enrich our humanity.

This strong emotion of taste, however, does not exist on its own or spring solely from the plate. Rather, it is deeply connected to one’s surroundings and an authentic and generous welcome into them. This fundamental realisation is the foundation on which they continue tobuild on their commitment to supporting cuisine and hospitality and, through this commitment, making the world better for future generations.

At Relais & Châteaux knows that others share these beliefs and have similar humanitarian goals, and they work with them to support a mission focused on three key areas:

  • To preserve the diversity of cuisines and hospitality in this world so that future generations can know and share in their richness.
  • Share our passion for all that is good and beautiful in this world.
  • To work together to create a more humane world.

It is with this vision for afairer, healthier and happier world that the Relais & Châteaux family will serve as acatalyst and inspiration, making this world better through cuisine, hospitality and a relentless pursuit for “L’artdeVivre”.On top of this, they have also published 20 commitments for cuisine & hospitality to help guide them in the direction that Relais & Châteaux are planning for in the future.

You can read more about their Vision on their website, as well as engagewith them via social media.