El Gaucho receives Restaurant Neighbor Award

El Gaucho receives Restaurant Neighbor Award

Restaurants serve. People. Careers. Communities.

That’s why the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) was proud to honor El Gaucho as a state winner of the acclaimed National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Restaurant Neighbor Award.

Chad MacKay, owner of El Gaucho, a renowned Seattle-based chain of steakhouses, received the Restaurant Neighbor Award at the WRA’s spring board meeting, in Portland, from WRA President and CEO Anthony Anton.

El Gaucho richly deserved this honor. Through financial giving, time and resources, El Gaucho has donated more than $3,000,000 since its inception in just over a decade, forging a strong bond with our communities and supporting numerous local charities including Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

“El Gaucho continues to make the continual improvement of our community a priority. We are honored to have them be part of our industry and such a strong example for all of us to follow,” said Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Restaurant Association.

The Restaurant Neighbor Award, developed in partnership with American Express, celebrates the outstanding charitable service performed by restaurant operators throughout the U.S. Created 17 years ago, this award recognizes the positive impact restaurants have on their local communities.