Author Archives: patrice

NRA Operator Survey Paints Optimistic Picture

This is great news for everyone and it's the kind of article we are seeing more and more. I think it's a tribute to entrepreneurs and restaurant managers in all concepts. From innovative menu restructuring to creative customer development restauranteurs have...

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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...

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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...

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Dare Restaurant

I think I would pay for my own food!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

  • I am very proud and pleased to say that I start my new career with Hooters this up coming Tuesday! I am beyond excited to start my new beginning.  I would like to take a moment to point out that my recruiter Rick Kallsen was absolutely amazing! From day one of my job search he set my mind at ease with the whole process of finding and applying to new potential employers and gave me a positive feeling of support. He even updated my resume. Rick was spot on when introducing me to employers that matched exactly the kind of environment I was looking for. He provided me with solid advise on communicating with potential employers and throughout my entire interview process and job search Rick was always a phone call away , he always answered any questions I had,  and also gave me positive feedback. I defiantly felt as though we were a team and he had my best interest at hand. I am grateful to have had Rick as my recruiter! Thank you so much Rick! Shonti Bennett
  • Corina is the best recruiter that anyone could ask for!

    She helped me lock down the most amazing job ever! Jordan Goetz Corina is the best hospitality recruiter that anyone could ask for! Beer Program Manager, HopCap Minneapolis
  • Corina's Hospitality Recruiting skills got me a job!

    Corina is phenomenal to work with!  I got a phone call from her, within a week I had an interview and a week after I accepted a job offer.  She is very polite and professional, and encouraged and coached me throughout the process.  Most importantly, she is very upfront and honest and will tell you exactly what to expect throughout the job search process.  I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a hospitality management position! Sean Kaplan Corina's Hospitality Recruiting skills got me a job!Restaurant Manager, NYC
  • Thanks again for sending so many well qualified candidates and being so thorough in your communication. I surely will keep your email close for future openings. Steve Cestari, Director of New Store Openings & Talent AcquisitionBarfly Ventures-HopCat
  • All of the candidates you sent us were very qualified and that is something we lacked in the search we did on our own. It was reassuring to me as we went into the interviews that we had 3 very good candidates and I was confident we would find a fit. Josh Luehmann, Director of Golf/GMSouthview Country Club