Ridgewell's by James a. CaulfieldRidgewell's by James a. Caulfield


byJames a. CaulfieldAs told byBruce C. Ellis

Paperback | April 29, 2014

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Ridgewell's -here is the story of a business and the three generations of a family that built it from an early twentieth century 'mom and pop' to its iconic place atop the 'fine' catering industry of today. As told by Bruce Ellis, the grandson of the founder, the reader will follow the remarkable journey of his grandparents, two nearly penniless immigrants from England and France. Despite fantastic odds they made it to America, met and married. Then, using skills learned as professional servants, they opened a tiny business of catering to the well-to-do and politically powerful in the Nation's Capital. Bruce will describe for the reader the path this extraordinary family took as it grew the business that they loved. How, using the time worn principles of absolute honesty, hard work, love of life and kin, they passed it on to the next two generations, With Bruce the reader will experience the highs of stunning success as a family business along with the personal devastating losses of two of their most cherished members. Settle in and read about the special efforts of this storied business. From the Vietnam Prisoners of War Dinner held for 1200 guests in a tent, the Began-Sadat Peace Accord celebration during the Carter on the South Lawn of the Nixon White House administration, the wedding of Liz Taylor and John Warner to the simple joy of a small backyard bar-b-q Ridgewell's and its founding family had seats at the tables of celebrities in business, politics and Hollywood. Their story is one even the most sophisticated host or hostess will find of deep interest and enjoyment. Come along and follow a family and read about the business that they put heart and soul into and one that, astonishingly, has served every White House from Harding to Obama.
Title:Ridgewell'sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Ink Smith PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939156351

ISBN - 13:9781939156358