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WEA Presents - "How L’Auberge Chez Francois has Adapted to Grow Profits"

Washington Executives Association

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)

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

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 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 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.



Jacques Haeringer, Executive Chef & Proprietor, L'Auberge Chez François



Executive Chef | Author | TV Personality


A beautiful day, great food, nice bottle of wine and maybe a little romance... how much better can life get? That’s Chef Jacques Haeringer’s philosophy – good food, good friends, a relaxing environment and tastes to be savored. For years he has been spreading that message to the thousands of patrons that flock to his family’s idyllic restaurant in suburban Washington, DC, as well as to the viewers of his television shows and readers of his cookbooks.

As Chef de Cuisine of the legendary L’Auberge Chef François, Jacques is one of America’s most respected and innovative culinary personalities. Continuing in his late father’s footsteps, Jacques specializes in reinterpreting Alsatian and French cuisine for American palates. The restaurant serves many high profile A-list celebrities and Washingtonians including Presidents, Ambassadors, government officials and media personalities. Jacques and his staff have won numerous awards for their service, ambiance and fine French food such as the coveted AAA Four Diamonds and Open Table’s Top 100 Nationwide and Top 10 Local DC. The restaurant has been voted “Most Romantic,” “Best French,” “Best Service” and “Top 100” by readers of Washingtonian Magazine for over 25 years.

Jacques loves serving up classic and contemporary French fare at the restaurant and Jacques’ Brasserie, but with his boundless energy he can also be found teaching gourmet cooking classes, hosting wine pairing dinners, writing magazine articles, and appearing regularly on television shows like NBC’s Today Show and CBS’s The Talk and local news broadcasts.

Chef Jacques is the author of “Two for Tonight” a collection of recipes that inspire romance through food, and the “Chez François Cookbook,” the bible of classic Alsatian cuisine featuring some of the restaurant’s most popular recipes. Chef Jacques hosted the PBS series Two for Tonight, based on his cookbook, now available for sale in a 6-part DVD series. Other programs he has hosted includes Les Desserts, also available on DVD, and A Bite of History for the History Channel. His articles and recipes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Wine & Spirits, Southern Living, Bridal Guide, Better Homes and Gardens, Wildfowl and Cooking Light.

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The Tower Club Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)

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Washington Executives Association

Founded in 2007, the Washington Executives Association (WEA) was established to facilitate business growth among metropolitan executives through networking, cross marketing, and ongoing professional development.
The organization is comprised of top level executives and owners of small to medium-sized businesses, representative of a wide cross section of industries.

WEA regularly hosts high-profile speakers for professional development and to attract other business leaders during weekly networking sessions. Members benefit from the collective expertise and resources of the group, through offered referrals, industry experience, and business advice. Each session yields vital information and provides invaluable peer support. The meetings are engaging and enjoyable. Members and invited guests have a great time getting to know each other’s strengths, capabilities, and objectives.

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