Dr. Donald W. Wise is a longstanding Newport Beach resident since 1949, and a hospitality industry investment banking icon. The long-time philanthropist is the Bailli Honoraire of the Bailliage de Newport Beach of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950, and originally founded in France by King Louis IX in 1248 AD.

Dr. Wise was originally inducted into the La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in 1999 in the Beverly Hills Bailliage under the shepherding of Bailli Howard Gordon of Cheesecake Factory fame, with long-time friends both Chef Wolfgang Puck and Chef Michel Richard. He is the former Bailli, acting Vice Chargé de Missions, and acting Vice Chargé de Presse of the Bailliage de Napa Valley of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.