Camus - four generations

Bordeaux, May 18, 2024

Four generations as members of the Chaîne
" May 18th marked a historic moment, embodying the family heritage of La Maison Camus "

Camus is the first family to count four generations of members of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

As everyone knows, the Chaîne was relaunched in Paris in 1950 by three gastronomes (Auguste Bécart, Jean Valby and Curnonsky) and two chefs (Louis Giraudon and Marcel Dorin) to promote fine French cuisine.

Michel Camus (1911-1985) was a tectonic link in its deployment both in France and around the world, thanks to his international involvement in the duty-free world. But above all, Michel Camus already carried within him a value that has now become one of the pillars of the Maison Camus: a love of the French art de vivre. A unique art de vivre expressed through fine gastronomy and prestigious wines and spirits.

Later, Jean-Paul Camus continued to develop the organization through his strong and dynamic involvement. Since 2017, Cyril Camus (1971-...), joined by his wife Alexa, has taken up the torch, organizing exceptional Gala dinners in France and China in collaboration with the Chaîne!

This May 18, 2024, marked a new symbolic step, as Ryan, Cyril’s eldest son, joined the great adventure of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. This is a first for the Chaîne, as it is the first time that a fourth generation has joined.

“Being the first son of the sixth generation of Camus offers me the chance today to be the first in the Chaîne to represent a fourth generation of a family member of the association. As a true citizen of the world, I decided to enter the Bailliage of France to pay homage to my family's origins and the deep cooperation that binds us today. I'm proud to be a Professionnel du Vin in the Chaîne.” - Ryan Camus

“I joined the Chaîne in 1972, a year after my son Cyril was born. I was introduced to the customs of this magnificent association by my father, who supported Jean Valby in relaunching the Chaîne. Seeing the sword of induction resting on my grandson’s shoulder, surrounded by so many friends from the committee, brings back many wonderful memories.” - Jean-Paul Camus

“I came to my son Ryan’s ceremony with the ribbon from my grandfather. An eminently symbolic gesture on this singular day. For me, the Chaîne embodies greatness and excellence, both in the values of world gastronomy that it promotes, and in the exceptional atmosphere that it generates. In a word, the finest things in life.” - Cyril Camus

The involvement of four generations of Camus is proof of the importance of the values of friendship and loyalty for the Maison. Therefore, this May 18th marked a historic moment, embodying the family heritage of La Maison Camus.

Long live the Camus family ... and long live the Chaîne!

With thanks to Nicolas Kenedi of for this press release

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