Monthly Archives: August 2010

Japan’s Bizarre Restaurant Concepts

Having been a restaurant recruiter in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, it's pretty clear that Americans are ultra conservative when it comes to where they chose to dine. Whereas other countries have really bizarre restaurant concepts like toilet themes and jail themes, probably the most "out there" concept in this country is one where the servers scream at the customers. This video shows a really "far out" restaurant concept which is located in a prison for the crimnally insane.  You actually dine in a jail cell, eat strange foods out of stranger serving dishes! It's hugely popular with lines…

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Restaurants adding more healthful dishes

As recruiters in the hospitality industry, we are seeing more "healthy" restaurant chains emerging as well as more "healthy" choices added to the menus of our current favorite restaurants. After researching this trend, I found that an actual study has been recently completed. The findings are below as reported in an article in Nation's Restaurant News. Number of dishes labeled as "healthy" jumped 65% from last year Data released Wednesday by the Chicago-based market research firm found the number of menu items that restaurants labeled as "healthy" increased 65 percent from the second quarter of 2009 through the second quarter…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Darryl Jackson did a great job providing the resources and the tools I needed to land a great job. He was patient, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I was successful.     Thank You So Much! Jalen Hannah I would recommend Darryl Jackson to any candidate!
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    She was very professional and upbeat! My background was a perfect match for their opening and their remote position, in my field of expertise, is exactly what I was looking for! I could not be happier!
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    Thanks to Colleen Casey of Patrice and Associates, I will be starting a new, more rewarding chapter in my life!  Because of Colleen’s deep dedication and hard work, accomplishing this could not have been any easier.  Thank you for all that you have done!
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    Corina is a true hospitality professional. She does her research on the candidate, and client to insure both parties are the right fit for each other. She gives great advice and makes a personal connection. I will go to Corina and Patrice & associates for all future needs.
    Thank you again!
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  • Brenda Falusi helped place me at my dream job!  

    She was a great resource, providing interview tips, customizing my resume and cover letter to fit the role. She also gave possible interview questions, using historical data. She was my hype person, my coach. She is superior to any other recruiter I have used.
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    Brenda Falusi helped place me at my dream job!