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  • Meet Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland General Manager

    We usually present our blog features in story form but because this month’s employee spotlight is a former journalist herself, we thought we would turn the tables and put Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland’s newest General Manager, in the interview chair. What is your full name?  Do you have a nickname/what do coworkers call you? […]

  • 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 […]

  • Employee Spotlight – Meet Anak “Oka” Indra

    “Tat Tvam Asi” is taught to every Balinese child. “I am you, you are me,” or “Whatever I do to you, I do to me.” This philosophy has influenced Oka and his approach to every aspect of his life, including as a server at El Gaucho Seattle, since 2007. Oka hails from a small village […]

  • 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 […]

  • Employee Spotlight: Lee Rousseau, Inn at El Gaucho host

    There was nothing special about the day that Lee Rousseau decided to walk into T.J. Maxx in downtown Seattle last spring. “I love going there to find inspiration for decorating,” she said, and an impromptu visit to the store was just that.  Little did she know it would lead her on a journey to inspire […]

  • 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 […]

  • Meet Tristan Chalker, Executive Chef at El Gaucho Bellevue

    We are excited to feature the talented people behind the scenes – the gifted and passionate individuals on our culinary team who create and prepare the tasty treats that we all get to enjoy in our restaurants.  Bon Appétit!  “I am really not sure why I chose to become a chef. In fact, I think […]

  • Tom Kellock at El Gaucho Bellevue

    Tom Kellock has performed, composed, and recorded with Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, and Richard Elliot, and toured with Melissa Manchester, Gato Barbieri, the Paul Allen Band, and Heart. His elegant piano playing can also be heard on Tingstad and Rumbel’s Grammy-winning CD Acoustic Garden, and on his solo CD Romantic Ballads. Tom was the house […]