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April 23, 2019

Paradies Lagardère Dining Division President Regynald Washington Awarded IFMA’s 2019 Silver Plate Award

ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère is happy to announce that Regynald Washington, president of Paradies Lagardère’s Dining Division, received the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s (IFMA) 2019 Silver Plate Award in the Retail & Specialty Foodservice category, per a nomination by Coca-Cola North America. As part of IFMA's 2019 Silver Plate Class, Regynald will be recognized at the 65th annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration in May in Chicago, Illinois, inducted into The Gold & Silver Plate Society, and nominated for the 2019 Gold Plate Award for overall industry excellence.


“Congratulations to Regynald on this well-earned recognition,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère is pleased to have Regynald now leading our Dining Division, providing his skill set, experience and expertise to create exciting and enjoyable airport dining experiences that exceed customer expectations.”

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IFMA, an established trade association serving foodservice manufacturers for more than 65 years, works to improve industry practices and relationships while equipping every foodservice manufacturer with the tools to navigate the future.

IFMA Gold & Silver Plate winners gather annually at the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration in Chicago. During this time, members welcome and usher in a new class of award recipients. The Gold & Silver Plate Society awards stipends to students participating in foodservice internships or externships. Funds are collected through annual dues and contributions made by members. One hundred percent of contributions are awarded directly to qualified students.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers. Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. Paradies Lagardère also delivers high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Our commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management, has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 24 consecutive years by Airport Experience News magazine. Paradies Lagardère was also recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning an AXN Award for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Dylan’s Candy Bar concept. The company’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit