Monthly Archives: August 2009

Hidden Camera Penny Prank in Restaurant

Many times I've been shopping and had the clerk look at me strangely when I paid my bill in cash. Better yet, buy an expensive item and put $5K cash on the counter and people think you are a drug dealer! It says something about our country when cash is the exception not the norm...and our National Debt is up to what now!

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NYC Restaurant Chains Post Calorie Info

Just when restaurants are starting to recover from the economy they have to post the calorie count on all items on their menu. A TGIF appetizer with 3330 calories! Frankly I'm tired of the government thinking they have to "take care of us".  We can't decide for ourselves if we should wear a seat belt - the government has to decide and punish us with a fine if we don't obey. Now the government feels like they have to fix the obesity in the country.  We pitiful humans cannot be responsible for ourselves.  We are unable to make decisions about…

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Dare Restaurant

Molecular Gastronomy – Where Food Meets Science

This new concept seems to becoming more and more popular. I still prefer real meat and potatoes. Liquid noodles?  To me half of the appeal of a dining experience is the atmosphere and presentation of food as well as the taste.  People may think this tastes good and is an interesting experience, but this not a restaurant where I would like to eat.  I don't find the presentation of these meals appealing whatsoever.

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Chicago Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant Moto

Imagine being the restaurant manager that has to explain this menu!

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Ruby Tuesday Testing Sunday Brunch

Ruby Tuesday will expand its test of Sunday brunch to hundreds of locations.  The move into the breakfast by the dinnerhouse chain could provide a jolt to sales at a time when restaurants are struggling to entice consumers to spend more on dining out.   I think this is a great idea for the growth of any brand.  I live in the Annapolis, MD area and having breakfast on the weekend is almost impossible.  Unless you arrive at the restaurant very early you can plan on standing in line.

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KFC’s First “Float Thru”

I always thought restaurants were missing a market with all the boaters in this country. I'd love to Captain this boat. KFC has set out to feed the fleets! The world's largest chicken chain is launching their newest tasty Value Menu items with a different kind of launch - the nautical launch of the first-ever "Float Thru" restaurant. From KFC-branded potholes to corporate logos visible from space, the brand known for eye-catching marketing firsts is at it again. Now, for the first time ever, boaters who visit the drive-thru window on the water will get a chance to sample KFC's…

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Obama Man Can!

Whether you are a fan or not - this is a funny video!

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Thank you Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment - Helena was great.  She did all the leg work and reworked my resume to emphasize my strengths and achievements.  She put me and my family in a better place and I can't thank her enough. Yours gratefully, Mark Courtney She put me and my family in a better place and I can't thank her enough.
  • Joe is an outstanding recruiter. I was selected for a role I would never have found while doing my own search. It turns out to be a great career move and I am looking forward to my new journey. Professional, thorough and consistently going the extra mile are just a few reasons that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joe Siano at Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment when recruiting new staff or for anyone looking for a new career change. He went above and beyond my expectations when communicating, following up and prioritizing my needs just as important as the clients. Great Job, Joe and I wish you plenty of recruitment success!

    Nicole Edwards

    He went above and beyond my expectations ...
  • It is my pleasure to give a testimony for Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment and specially for Helena Nash. Helena has been incredible. She was very thorough and very detailed oriented. She provided incredible tips and guidance for successful interview and pre-interview preparation. Following her lead was the key to getting my job. Helena has been great. I will recommend her every day. Ron Rana Following her lead was the key to getting my job.
  • Thank you Doug Lockwood and Patrice & Associates for providing this service!
    Doug is professional and thorough, he provided information and knowledge that made finding the right company easy and stress free. With great communication and follow through Patrice & Associates made my transition between employers smooth and easy,  all while keeping my wants and needs as top priority.
    I highly recommend using the services provided by this company!!!
    Micah Lovett
    I highly recommend using the services provided by this company!!!
  • “I have worked in the food-service industry in the Corpus Christi market for 13 years. Working with Lilliam Zanatti was the edge I needed to be able to accept my dream job. Corpus Christi is an expanding market in the food-service industry, but its not without it's challenges. Ms. Zanatti assisted me with those challenges. She was professional, encouraging and often times motivating. Although I respected her time, I knew she was available anytime I needed to speak with her. She was literally there for me every step of the way and has reached out to me with words of encouragement and congratulations since accepting my new position. I highly recommend Lilliam to any individual or company looking to fill any recruiting needs. She was an absolute joy to work with, and I honestly believe that I would not have gotten my current opportunity without her." -Marc D., Culinary Manager I would not have gotten my current opportunity without her.