Giving. Generosity. Compassion: All words that have been woven into the fabric of our team since we started 19 years ago. “Building Strong Community” is a company value we take seriously, and we are privileged to give our time, resources, and energy to help develop and enhance the communities in which we live and work. We are also proud to be a part of our guest’s generous giving this year, which totals nearly $300k through our matching and donation programs.
Our individual restaurant teams are also generous supporting local charities and those in need. I’d like to share one event in particular, because it shows the good we can do when we pull together. The Sunday prior to Thanksgiving, Tacoma joined forces to raise funds for Juan Perez. Juan has shared his musical talent with the Tacoma community for years – nearly 30 years at Nordstrom, and the last few years at El Gaucho. Juan was recently diagnosed with cancer, and to help with his medical bills and other expenses, the El Gaucho Tacoma team decided to hold a fundraiser, donating all of their service charges and 50% of the profits from the night for Juan and his family. We’ve always said that Gaucho has the best guests and that night proved it, as the community gathered to raise over $30k for his medical expenses, plus a college scholarship for one of Juan’s children.
We revel in helping guests celebrate their lives by creating an occasion to remember. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for your generosity and patronage, and allowing us to be a part of the special occasions, celebrations, and traditions in your life this year. One tradition I look forward to every year is dining at El Gaucho on Christmas Eve. It’s a magical night that our family has celebrated together since our boys were born. We hope you join us at one of our restaurants this holiday season so we can share a bit of that magic with you.
Until Next Time,
Chad Mackay | President & COO