Photo by Ralph Daily via Flickr Creative Commons A longtime Houston restaurateur is starting classes for training waitstaff.
Manfred Jachmich has been involved in the Houston restaurant industry for a very long time. He grew up in Koblenz, Germany, and worked as a pastry chef there and in Switzerland before emigrating to Houston in 1963. He earned a degree in economics and management from Houston Baptist University.
In 1972, Jachmich opened the original Ruggles Grill on Westheimer near Montrose, and managed it during its peak years before selling it. (It's since been bulldozed, ostensibly to make way for a second, long-delayed concept called FM 903 led by chef Ryan Hildebrand of Triniti.)