This week, we honor Louisiana Restaurant Legend Andre Garel (posthumously). He was a server at The Rib Room for 24 years, inside of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. Andre suddenly passed away on January 3, 2022, shortly after his 24th anniversary with the restaurant.
Human Resources Director Tanja Davis nominated Andre for his sharp customer service and friendly demeanor.
"As news of his death spread, his coworkers and guests began sharing their stories of memorable times with him. He was a leader amongst his peers and was the epitome of service for his guests. He knew what his guests wanted before they asked and he made each of them feel special."
Posing with the plaque are Andre's coworkers:
Jason Turner, Restaurant Manager (left)
Ivo Arkulin, Director of Food & Beverage (right)