"At age 32, [Charles] Carter has served Antoine's diners for more than half of his life, becoming the second-youngest waiter in the restaurant's history at age 18. Before him, his father, brothers, cousins and four great-uncles all had the same job. Like them, Carter is able to make a robust living as a server, supporting his wife and two young children, by memorizing the tastes of the 'hundreds' of clients he inherited from his older relatives and those he earned through word of mouth. 'I was trained by some of the best,' he says. 'This is it for the rest of my life.'"
— Mark Guarino in The Washington Post, profiling Antoine's in a story headlined "For 175 Years, This is the Restaurant That Has Epitomized New Orleans."