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METAIRIE, La.- The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Chantelle Washington of Mulate's Cajun Restaurant in New Orleans a LRA Restaurant Legend. She was recognized at a special celebration at Mulate's on October 23, 2014.

The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more years of service at one establishment.

Washington began her career at Mulate's as a server in 1992 and over the past 22 years, has worked her way up to Assistant to the President and Director of Operations. She is a shining example of a lifelong and rewarding career in the restaurant industry.

"Chantelle is our rock," said Mulate's President Monique Boutté Christina. "She is an amazing person and a loyal employee who we would be lost without."

Washington joins more than 130 individuals in our state recognized by the LRA through its Restaurant Legends program. Collectively, these industry professionals have more than 4,000 years of service to Louisiana restaurants and suppliers.


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