San Diego, March 20, 2015— Vistage member company El Gaucho Hospitality won Washington State Wine Restaurant of the Year and Seattle Business Magazine Family Business Award. President and COO Chad Mackay took over the helm in 2014 and has been a Vistage member since 2004.
Mackay stated, “I am so proud of the company my dad built and I take that legacy of quality and service very much to heart. Receiving this award in the year my dad retired recognizes his contribution and the exciting future ahead.”
The Washington State Wine Restaurant of the Year was awarded to AQUA by El Gaucho by the Washington State Wine commission as Restaurant of the Year on January 26, 2015. Winners were selected from more than 130 nominations and were chosen for their impressive menus, innovative educational programs and marketing efforts, and commitment to excellent service. On November 15, 2014, El Gaucho Hospitality was given the Silver Award for large businesses in Seattle Magazine’s Family Business Awards. The awards were given to only 13 family businesses and were selected by the staff at Seattle Business Magazine based on nominations.
about El Gaucho Hospitality
El Gaucho® is the Northwest’s steakhouse legacy focused on elegant, old-school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives. The menu highlights 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef® brand and cutting-edge fresh seafood selections; all prepared in the wide-open exhibition kitchen over flaming charcoal grills. The legendary steakhouse employs 350 people and has four locations in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Portland. Enjoy fresh seafood and panoramic views of Seattle’s waterfront at the steakhouse’s sister restaurant, AQUA by El Gaucho. For overnight accommodations, visit the Inn at El Gaucho, located directly above El Gaucho Seattle in bustling Belltown.
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