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

  • Thanks Again!

    Bartol starts on Wednesday! Thanks for again turning over all the rocks for us. - FH Client  Thanks Again!
  • Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.

    Amy contacted me in a time where I was unhappy where I was but wasn’t doing anything to change it. She was very informative and if she didn’t have the information at hand, she got it. She revamped an old resume making it more about achievements than responsibilities. She coached me on interview tactics before multiple interviews and was there to talk about them afterwards. Every conversation we had felt more like a friendship than business. She is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does. She also helped boost my confidence through the entire interview progress. Whatever she is doing, she must be doing it right because I got the job! Thanks Amy for a life changing experience.
    Sincerely,
    Shawn Ware
    Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.
  • I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.

    He saw a lot of potential in me which allowed me to apply for a higher position than I had first intended. Although the process wasn't easy he was still very honest and trustworthy. I am very grateful to have received his guidance. I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.
  • I want to thank Tim...

    ...for all the time he spent helping me acquire my new career. He has helped by assisting me with redesigning my resume and keeping in contact with me throughout the entire process.  His actions showed that he really cared and wanted the best for me. Thanks again, Dominic Almanza I want to thank Tim
  • I would 100% recommend Ross

    I cannot begin to thank Ross and Karen enough! without the two of them I wouldn't have even known about the position! The interview process was quick, easy and simple. After only a short week I was in a position I knew I was going to love forever and it was all thanks to them! Ross has been so good about following up with me even after being hired, asking how my experience has been, what hours I'm working etc. and to top it all off Ross even sent me a gift card thanking me for working with him. I would 100% recommend Ross to anyone looking for a career in the industry!
    Cheers,
    Bayley Ferreira
    I would 100% recommend Ross