Metairie, La.— The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Acadiana Chapter celebrated the exceptional dedication of restaurant industry veterans at the Restaurant Legends Awards Dinner, hosted at Fezzo’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar on September 20, 2023. The LRA's prestigious Restaurant Legends Award recognizes foodservice, restaurant, and hospitality professionals who have displayed 20 or more years of unwavering commitment to their craft. This year's honorees included five remarkable team members from Fezzo’s Restaurant, boasting 111 years of combined service, and one outstanding individual from The Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar.
Randy Daniel, President of the LRA Acadiana Chapter (OMH Holdings), presided over the event and invited Rick Cambre, owner of The Ground Pat’i Grille & Bar, to share his thoughts on Rachel Jones, one of the honorees.
"Since 2003, Rachel has epitomized consistency and dedication within our team," said Cambre. "She exemplifies hard work, a commitment to enhancing the customer experience, and an unwavering willingness to go above and beyond. Rachel's influence on our team makes her not just valued but beloved. She is truly deserving of the Louisiana Restaurant Legends award."
Pat Bordes, Owner of Fezzo’s, joined the celebration to deliver heartfelt speeches about each of his five honorees. The honorees recognized for their extraordinary contributions are:
Pat Bordes, Owner of Fezzo’s, summed up the sentiment of the evening with a powerful statement: "Each of these honorees exemplifies the dedication, commitment, and passion that define the spirit of our industry. They are the heart and soul of our restaurant, and we are proud to have them as part of our Fezzo's family."
For more information about the Louisiana Restaurant Association and its awards, please visit www.LRA.org.