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23 May 2019

Regynald Washington, Paradies Lagardère Dining Division President Named IFMA’S 2019 Gold Plate Award Recipient


AtlantaParadies Lagardère is happy to announce that Regynald Washington, president of Paradies Lagardère’s Dining Division, was named the 2019 Gold Plate Award recipient by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

Regynald received the award at the 65th annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration in May in Chicago, Illinois on May 18.

"We couldn’t be prouder of Regynald, as this tremendous award recognizes his contributions and achievements in the dining industry,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!” 

Click here to view a video of Regynald’s story and his expertise in the food industry.


IFMA Gold & Silver Plate winners gather annually at the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration in Chicago. The longest-running and most respected awards program in the foodservice industry, the Gold & Silver Plate Awards recognize members for excellence and achievement in the industry. IFMA, an established trade association serving foodservice manufacturers, works to improve industry practices and relationships, while equipping every foodservice manufacturer with the tools to navigate the future. 

The Gold Plate Award recipient is determined through secret ballot by a jury of past Silver Plate winners, national trade press editors, and foodservice experts. The Selection Jury was chaired by Nancy Kruse of The Kruse Company. The ballot was tallied by BDO USA, LLP, and kept confidential until the announcement at the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration.