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Press Release

July 02, 2019

Paradies Lagardère’s Regynald Washington Recognized by the Georgia Restaurant Association

ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère is happy to announce that Regynald Washington, president of Paradies Lagardère’s Dining Division, was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Lifetime Achievement Award.

The GRACE Awards is the Georgia Restaurant Association’s (GRA) annual black-tie gala event recognizing excellence in Georgia’s restaurant industry. The GRACE Awards are peer-nominated and honor the top finalists in the following categories: Restaurateur of the Year (Small/Independent, Large/Corporate), Industry Partner of the Year, the Diversity Leadership Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. The exclusive GRACE Awards Gala will take place at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta on Sunday, August 11, 2019. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

Regynald was also recently named the 2019 Gold Plate Award recipient by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

“Congratulations to Regynald on this well-deserved recognition!” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “We couldn’t be prouder of him, as this tremendous award from the Georgia Restaurant Association honors his contributions and achievements in the dining industry.” 

The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s restaurants through advocacy, education and awareness. Sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to operate the state’s only not-for-profit representing its foodservice industry, the GRA works to make restaurants better and Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business.