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Events

Events

Join the Washington Executives Association for a special presentation:

Leading a Legacy: How L’Auberge Chez Francois has Adapted to Grow Profits

 

April 25, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am
Tower Club

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Jacques Haeringer, executive chef of L’Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie, presents his business insights from leading one of DC’s iconic restaurants. The event includes a special treat: a live demonstration of how to make chocolate truffles.

How does a family business attract top-caliber staff, maintain quality, and develop a following of loyal customers? Hosted by the Washington Executives Association, Chef Jacques Haeringer will share how his business has thrived for six decades in one of the nation’s most competitive restaurant markets.  For most executives, understanding how to grow and manage change the local market is critical. Chef Jacques will discuss how to:

  • Find the best quality staff to serve your clients, and how to keep them happy so they don’t leave your company.
  • Maintain a high level of quality when going through periods of growth and change.
  • Adapt to shifting trends so that you maintain your customer base and also continue to attract new clients.

To top off the presentation, Chef Jacques will demonstrate how to make authentic French chocolate truffles.

The event includes breakfast and time for networking with other executives.


About Jacques Haeringer

jacquesAs Executive Chef of the legendary L’Auberge Chef François, Jacques is one of America’s most respected and innovative culinary personalities. Continuing in his father’s footsteps, Jacques specializes in reinterpreting Alsatian and French cuisine for American palates.

Jacques’ culinary roots began when his father Chef François Haeringer opened Chez François, an Alsatian restaurant in Washington, D.C over 50 years ago. Today, L’Auberge Chez François, now located in a picturesque country setting in Northern Virginia, is one of the metro area’s most popular and recognized restaurants. Jacques and his staff have won numerous awards, such as the coveted AAA Four Diamond. The restaurant has been voted Washington, DC’s “Most Popular” and “Most Romantic” by readers of Washingtonian Magazine for 22 years.

Among the numerous accolades he has received, Jacques was selected as one of the featured chefs at the 2004 Taste of Vail and was the official spokesperson for Thermador’s line of gourmet kitchen appliances. His articles and recipes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, The Gourmet Retailer, Wine & Spirits, Southern Living, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes and Gardens, and Cooking Light. Culinary websites such as SuperMarketGuru.com; SheKnows.com, ChocolateAtlas.com, and Chef2Chef.net have featured Jacques’ recipes and culinary tips.

 

Two for Tonight

Jacques’ popular PBS cooking show “Two for Tonight”, aired across the country for several years and he hosted “A Bite of History” on the History Channel.  He has cooked up culinary delights on national television programs including The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, ABC World News Now, and The Victory Garden on PBS. Jacques can also be heard dispensing romantic tips and talking food on radio shows in many American cities.

Jacques is the author of “Two for Tonight,” a collection of recipes that inspire romance through food and togetherness, and the “Chez François Cookbook,” featuring the restaurant’s most popular Alsatian recipes. “Two for Tonight” and “Les Desserts,” a collection of the restaurant’s sweet indulgences, are now available on DVD.  Both books were inspired by their respective television series, and both the cookbooks and DVD series are available for purchase.

Copyright 2018 by Washington Executives Association.