L’escale Receives “Greenwich Community Leadership Award” for Perseverance during Covid-19

This week The Everest Leadership Academy, a non-profit that helps children in underserved communities and schools reach their potential as leaders, presented L’escale Restaurant Bar with the “Greenwich Community Leadership Award.”

The organization recognizes business leadership within communities that showed perseverance during the pandemic and have proven to be wonderful role models for the students within the academy. 

Throughout the pandemic L’escale found a way to stay open and keep its employees working.

The Everest Leadership Academy has an ongoing relationship with the Town of Greenwich through their work with the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. The partnership has helped many children achieve leadership success in school, at home and in their communities.

“It gives us great pleasure to recognize L’escale and bestow upon them our highest honor for leadership excellence,” said Ray Sozzi Sr, Founder & CEO of The Everest Leadership Academy in a release. “This award is a testament to the commitment and ingenuity L’escale and its staff have shown throughout the past year, and the leadership skills it took to ensure their customers a five-star dining experience during the pandemic.”

Ray Sozzi Sr., founder & CEO of Everest Leadership Academy and Fred Camillo, Greenwich First Selectman present David Fletcher, Director of Operations, L’escale Restaurant Bar with the Greenwich Community Leadership Award on April 27, 2021

“It is always an honor to get this kind of recognition by our peers and incredible organizations like The Everest Leadership Academy,” said David Fletcher, Director of Operations, L’escale. “This past year has been a very difficult one for all restaurant businesses and every member of the L’escale staff has worked tremendously hard to offer continued impeccable food and service, which our patrons have become accustomed to.”

In recognition of this award, Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo expressed his support for local Greenwich businesses and the exceptional work and commitment they have shown throughout the pandemic.

“In a year for the history books, many businesses stepped up to the unprecedented challenge of these modern times,” said Camillo. “L’escale was one of those businesses that not only survived the global pandemic, but provided residents and patrons with an opportunity to dine out in a safe manner when so many people were hesitant to do so.”

“The beautiful waterside restaurant also kept employees busy at a time when bank accounts were depleted and cash flows dangerously low,” he added. “We salute L’escale for standout leadership in one of the most difficult and unpredictable times in world history.”