Category Archives: A Word from Chad

  • A Word from Chad ~ March 2017

    "I’m never going to work in a restaurant again!" I remember telling my dad that over 25 years ago after our family restaurant in Issaquah was flooded for a second time in three years from the Issaquah Creek. I had no intention of following in my father’s footsteps, so I went to college and graduated […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ February 2017

    2017 is going to be a year of new opportunities for our guests and our company to #CelebrateMore. As I mentioned last month, we are working on several new projects that will bring the El Gaucho experience to some new places and include some new faces. I am excited to share the news that we […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ January 2017

    Happy New Year! This last year has flown by, full of great events and milestones for our company, including celebrating 20 years of El Gaucho. With your help, we were able to raise $130k for USO-Northwest to build Camp Lewis Hospitality Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which is slated to open in February. The new […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ December 2016

    We just celebrated our 20th anniversary of El Gaucho in Seattle on November 11th, which happened to be Veteran’s Day. We partnered with USO Northwest to raise funds to build Camp Lewis Hospitality Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Through online donations and a live auction, with items including wine trips to Argentina, Spain and Napa […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ November 2016

    Now that fall has arrived, we finally get a chance to put our two boys to work, and they’ve been earning money raking the leaves that are piling up around our neighborhood. We have also come to a major milestone for El Gaucho – 20 years in Seattle! As part of our 20th anniversary, our […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ October 2016

    My family and I just returned back from a trip to Tucson where I attended the Annual Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) Conference. I’ve always come back with great information, a new connection, and at least one great idea to bring back to the team. This year was no exception. I had the opportunity to listen […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ September 2016

    Where’d summer go? It’s hard to believe it’s already September, but believe it or not, our boys are itching to go back to school (and so are we!). The seasonal transition this year for us means menu changes and updates, as well as focusing on celebrating 20 years of being part of our community. As […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ August 2016

    Cheers to the arrival of the Northwest’s perfect summer weather! The blue skies and sunshine showed up a bit later this year than usual – luckily just in time for some of our favorite summer events. AQUA’s Hootenanny is the waterfront party of the year and is coming up this Saturday, August 6th. Soak up […]

  • No Free Lunch – Cost of Seattle’s Scheduling Proposal is Too High

    Since El Gaucho hired our first employee 20 years ago, our goal has always been to take great care of people: our guests, our staff and our communities.  Today, our company has grown to include five restaurants and an Inn with an incredible team of 400 employees dedicated to the hospitality industry.  We know that […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ July 2016

    Summer is officially here and we have some great things happening: in addition to our 20th anniversary celebrations, we launch our Iconic menu experience this month, and our new summer menu includes dishes highlighting local, organic produce. We are also building a patio for El Gaucho Seattle, the deck is in full swing at AQUA, […]