Monaco's Chef to HSH Prince Albert Christian Garcia (President of the CCC) with Chef Mark Flanagan (Vice President of the CCC) and Chef to His Majesty King Charles of the United Kingdom at Monticello.
CCC members at lunch with Ambassador Maguy Maccario Doyle at the Willard Intercontinental, Washington, D.C.

USA Visit by the World’s
Most Exclusive Gastronomy Club!

The “G20” of gastronomy, under the presidency of Monaco Chef Christian Garcia, Le Club des Chefs des Chefs (CCC) held their annual summit in Washington, D.C. in early November… it’s the world’s most exclusive club: All members must be Chef to their nation’s head of state or government.

On Day One in D.C., they volunteered at DC Central Kitchen, prepping meals for local charities. They were invited to the White House for a tour and lunch, followed by an evening reception hosted by the French Ambassador Laurent Bili and Mrs. Sabine Bili-Raczy at the Ambassador’s Residence.
The event attracted more than 300 guests and honored US representatives of the French gourmet food industry and included many local chefs and food industry leaders. The beverages, products and dishes offered for tasting were provided and/or prepared by these professionals. Also on offer was a selection of cocktails supplied by La Distillerie de Monaco.
The CCC also visited many local DC-area sites (Monticello, the Pentagon), were hosted for an Ambassador’s lunch (with representatives from the Embassy of their home nations), at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, and were feted at a beautiful reception hosted by the Italian Ambassador Mariangela Zappia. They were farewelled by Cuisine Solutions founder, Stanislaus Villgrain at his Georgetown residence.
The CCC, founded in 1977 by Gilles Bragard, is a gathering place where chefs can exchange ideas and showcase their culinary talents. CCC President is Chef to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Christian Garcia, and Vice President is Mark Flanagan, Chef to HM King Charles III of the UK. Their motto is, “If politics divides men, a good table always reunite them…”

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Photos of French Embassy reception by Amélia Herault / Press and Communication Office / Embassy of France in the U.S.

HSH Prince Albert with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announing "Monaco Week" in the City of Brotherly Love.
Monaco's North American-based Honorary Consuls in Philadelphia, October 2023
l-r: Ambassador Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ireland's Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, HSH Prince Albert, Grace Nelson, & NASA Administrator Senator Bill Nelson.
l-r: Patrice Courtaban (CEO, TV5MONDE-USA), Amb. Maguy Maccario Doyle, Sasha Suda, Director & CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Rwanda's Amb. Mathilde Mukantabana & Olivier Wenden, Vice President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

H.S.H. Prince Albert in the USA
Celebrating the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
& Monaco Week in Philadelphia!

In the final week of October, during the annual meeting of Monaco’s North American-based consular corps, His Serene Highness Prince Albert, Ambassador Maguy Maccario Doyle and Monaco’s US-based honorary consuls welcomed its newest recruit – Warren Tolman of Boston – in Philadelphia. Congratulations!
To kick-off this week of Monaco-themed festivities, the Ambassador and the Embassy of Monaco, with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and co-sponsors SC Johnson, TV5Monde, and Comcast. hosted Prince Albert & guests at the beautiful Philadelphia Museum of Art for an elegant Welcome Reception.
The evening was also a celebration of the recent launch of TVMonaco’s newscasts and programs on TVMonde USA. The Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney proclaimed October 26 “Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation & Monaco Day” in the City of Brotherly Love!
The following day, HSH Prince Albert II announced the recipients of the Foundation’s 16th annual Planetary Health Awards: Dominique Palmer, Climate Justice Activist from England, Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Vice Chair, Working Group II IPCC, and @ecovative leader in the mycelium technology space. The annual board meeting for the Foundation was also held along with related Foundation events.
Afterwards, joining HSH Prince Albert on the red carpet for the Gala Dinner were Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Monaco’s Maguy Maccario Doyle, with Senator Bill Nelson, NASA’s Administrator and his wife, Grace.
Heartfelt thanks from to the generous supporters of the 16th #FPA2 Planetary Health Awards & related Monaco events in Philadelphia: SC Johnson, TV5MONDE, TVMonaco, Comcast, the Coleman Foundation & the Kelly Family.

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 July 2023 USA Concert Tour

In collaboration with Monaco’s Embassy in Washington, D.C., and its Consulates in New York City, Atlanta and Miami, the Monaco Boys Choir performed free concerts, open to the public, during July in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Savannah, and in Florida in Orlando, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Miami.

Find a selection of photos & videos from the tour here
Confirmed dates
press release

In 2024, the Choir is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding by His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco...and this year, the Principality is marking the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier with a series of special national celebrations. More details here…

Monaco Boys Choir with HSH Prince Albert, June 2023. Photo by Axel Bastello/Palais Princier

On April 12 at the Kennedy Center’s Justice Forum in Washington, D.C., between 6:00pm-7:00pm,

as part of the Center’s month-long RiverRun Festival

the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation will present a fascinating talk and short film on

The History of Water in Monaco

For more information and to reserve your free tickets, please click here.

"You never miss the water, till the well runs dry."