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Press Release

October 29, 2019

Paradies Lagardère’s Regynald Washington Appointed The Culinary Institute of America Trustee

ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, a travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, is thrilled to announce that Regynald Washington, president of Paradies Lagardère’s Dining Division, was appointed a trustee to The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) board during its annual meeting this month.

The CIA Board of Trustees consists of 25 highly-respected leaders in the foodservice industry and business world and provide expert governance and guidance for the not-for-profit college.

“The CIA is the world’s premier culinary college, and with the wealth of skills and knowledge Regynald will bring to the board, it will maintain its prestigious position within the industry. Congratulations to Regynald on this well-deserved appointment,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère.

Earlier this year, Regynald was named the 2019 Gold Plate Award recipient by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and received the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Lifetime Achievement Award.