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Celebrating Marney! The Dishwasher Who Won our $500 Giveaway

Dish washer of kitchen

We asked you to nominate your favorite Dishwasher – Marney from Bar Peached in Austin Texas was our lucky winner!

A restaurant runs like a well-oiled machine. Each role is vital to the overall function of the whole. Like a gear or bolt – if there is one piece missing, the whole machine would come to a halting stop. While everyone plays their part, dishwashers have an especially valuable position that hardly gets the recognition it deserves. So, a few weeks ago we wanted to celebrate all the hard-working dishwashers out there, with a chance at winning $500.

We asked you to nominate your favorite dishwasher, and we received an overwhelming response with some very sweet and thoughtful stories along the way. The drawing was random, and the winner was selected: Marney, dishwasher extraordinaire, from Bar Peached in Austin, Texas!

“Entered on behalf of our dishwasher at @barpeached! Marney is a dad, husband & important part of our team!” said one of his many nominators. “He’s the best, so welcoming, and a huge part of what makes our workplace function!”


Marney has worked in and out of the restaurant industry since the 1980s when he started his first job as a host at a Marie Callendar’s Restaurant and Bakery. From there, he’s done everything from waiting tables at a sit-down Pizza Hut in Germany to driving for wholesale Liquor deliveries with Spec’s Wine, Spirits, and Finer Foods.

He’s been working with Bar Peached as a dishwasher for over two years now and says that the awesome crew is a large part of what makes his job worthwhile.

“Each night you work with your team, and it’s like you’re playing a big baseball or soccer game and you go out there and fight to win and at the end, there’s a big party and you do shots,” Marney shared with a laugh. “That’s a happy environment for me.”

We’re inspired by all you Dishwashers out there, and to everyone who nominated their favorite. Just as Marney described, a restaurant staff is a team. Celebrating one another and with each other is an important part of the job, and we’re happy that we can serve as a platform to help make that happen!

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Ashley McNally

Ashley McNally likes to cook, loves to bake, and is always dreaming of her next meal. With over 13 years of experience working in various roles within a restaurant — McNally has made a home in hospitality.

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