Monthly Archives: March 2010

Finding a Job IS a Job

No matter what level of position you are seeking, there are certain tips that are universal. Looking for that next career move today is more complicated than in the past. One would think that all the new technology of today would make finding a job easier - quite the contrary. The world of the internet has changed all the rules. Job seekers today have to realize that what's on the web could have a direct correlation not only to whether or not they get a job, but whether or not they get that first call for an interview. If you are looking…

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My Job Sucks Contest Winner Cruises to the Bahamas!

Nancy K'ian, of Port Charlotte FL,  is the winner of our recent  My Job Sucks contest!  Nancy has won a 5 day cruise for two to the Bahamas and is checking her calendar now! Why Nancy says  Her Job Sucks: "I am a bookkeeper for a small insurance office.  My boss has gotten into the habit of asking me to hand-wash and pat dry his toupee. He has a body odor that stinks like rotting fish.  Even the phones are impregnated with his bad breath. Since he lost his driver's licence, I have to drive him to meetings while he boozes…

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Lettuce Entertain You expands portfolio

Day after day we are seeing articles about the restaurant industry expanding. It is truly a sign the economy is starting to level off. Prolific multiconcept operator Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises opened two Mexican concepts in Las Vegas on Thursday, a week after debuting its latest Chicago restaurant, M Burger.  Located at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip, El Segundo Sol Taqueria and Margarita Bar serves Mexican fare and offers a wide selection of beer and margaritas. The concept also features a private tequila tasting lounge. Directly in front of El Segundo Sol sits Street Taco, a…

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Darden sees potential for 1,000 more units

It's nice to see yet another article about the hospitality industry turning around. The hospitality industry impacts so many jobs at so many levels from the actual restaurant managers and workers, to vendors and their sales reps, to uniform companies and janitorial supply companies. People do not think about the ripple effect of a restaurant closing because people stop supporting their local establishments. Darden Restaurants Inc. president and chief operating officer Andrew Madsen laid out a plan last week that calls for more growth for the casual-dining company, to the tune of more than 1,000 additional units. During a fast-paced luncheon…

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Check Out The Secret McMenu Item That’s Sweeping San Francisco, The Mc10:35

Derek was doing research on the internet and stumbled upon a McDonald's secret menu item that can only be ordered during the changeover from breakfast to the standard menu. The Mc10:35 is the unholy but oh-so-hot union between the McDouble and Egg McMuffin. He found a story about a guy that heard from a cashier about Mc10:35 at one of the local McDonald's. He said it's getting kind of a cult following in San Francisco. For you to be able to try this sandwich: 1. Go to McD's right when they are transitioning from breakfast to lunch. 2. Order one…

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McDonald’s tests $1.99 oatmeal

McDonald’s is bolstering its breakfast lineup with tests of oatmeal, an item that has proved popular in the morning at rival chains. The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, which includes brown sugar, apples, raisins, cranberries and a touch of cream, is being sold all day in McDonald's restaurants in Northern California, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A company spokeswoman said the oatmeal has been "well-received by customers," but no decisions have been made about rolling out the item nationally. The trial comes as oatmeal has proven its value as a popular item for the morning daypart, especially at drink specialists looking to…

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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.