Author Archives: patrice

The Alcatraz Restaurant

I have never had the desire to dine in a prison, but apparantly there are people who love the experience.  You are handcuffed and led to a table set up in an actual prison.  This would not lead to a...

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Hardees Adds Fried Bologna Biscuit

Tapping into Southern traditions, Hardee’s restaurants on Monday introduced a Fried Bologna Biscuit at participating locations. The new item features a thick-cut slice of grilled Oscar Mayer bologna topped with American cheese and a folded egg served on Hardee’s signature...

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After 48 years, Julie Child has a best seller – butter and all!

Almost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list, bringing with it all the butter, salt and goose fat that home chefs had largely abandoned. The...

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KFC Confirms Test of Meaty Double Down

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2009) Sister chain Taco Bell may use the tag line “Think outside the bun,” but KFC actually is putting that philosophy into practice with the test of a new product: the Double Down. The “sandwich” replaces bread...

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People Are Talking

It's nice when other blogs are talking about Patrice & Associates.  Francorp is one of the top companies world-wide that help people franchise their business.  Here is what was said on their blog. "When Patrice Rice came to meet us nearly...

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World’s First Underwater Restaurant

This restaurant has just moved to the top of my "bucket list"! World's first ever undersea restaurant called Ithaa was opened at the Maldives Hilton Resort & Spa. Dine 5 metres below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's unique underwater...

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Crash In a Jet Plane Hotel

Near a beach that's within Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, the Hotel Costa Verde doesn't lack for great sights. But few are as amazing as its own 727 Fuselage Suite, a salvaged 1965 Boeing 727-100 that looks as...

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Your Escape Pod Awaits

Colored bright-orange for easy visibility, the '70s-era escape pods that make up the Capsule Hotel once hung outside oil rigs, ready to be deployed in case of an evacuation. Recycled by self-proclaimed "garbage architect" Denis Oudendijk, the fleet of pods...

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Casual Dining Shows Signs of a Turnaround

 Joe’s Crab Shack  plans to open several new stores in the coming months, breaking ranks with many other operators in the beleaguered casual-dining segment. “We are very optimistic,” said Kevin Cottingim, senior vice president of human resources for the 113-unit, Houston-based...

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Thank You!!!!!!! I believe you found me an amazing Chef & General Manager. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have a restaurant industry professional finally at the help of our restaurant. I am looking forward to a long and successful journey with my team, which you helped me find. Julie Andres, Owner & OperatorOkoboji Store & Kitchen
  • I would first like to say that Jeanie was a tremendous help and an incredible asset for the company, I'm sure. She always kept a positive attitude and never gave up on me, but encouraged me to keep trying. She does her research and makes sure you are prepared for each interview. I cannot thank her and your company enough for getting me into my new company and all the help along the way. I will definitely refer back to you if I need future services. Garrett Beatty I would first like to say that Jeanie was a tremendous help and an incredible asset for the company
  • I just wanted to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Jeannie. Throughout this entire process she has been more than just a recruiter to me.  She has been more like a friend. I want to thank Jeannie for constantly being there, checking up on me and making sure I was set up for success for each and every interview. She has been more like a friend.
  • I have come across many recruitment firms which have had different approach, different conduct, different ideas and different criteria, depending mainly from their attitude, experience will power and professionalism. Words are not sufficient to express my happiness from day one, November 2017, when contacted by LilliamZanatti, in merit of an opportunity with her client. Lilliam has been outstanding in her performance, committed, focused, kind, constant, professional, experienced and above all, very human. The process has lasted four months, in which time she has been deeply dedicated to my case. Moreover, even when I was tired and stressed due to the length and  demands  of the process itself, Lilliam went out of her way to support me with her positive energy and amazing attitude at any given hours or day. I don’t think I have the proverbial capacity of expressing my happiness about Lilliam’s performance. I have worked closely with recruiters for many years, via corporate or via personal business. I must confess to you that Lilliam’s performance, has been, by far, the best experienced received in my entire career. I pledge to your firm, undoubtedly and unreservedly, my gladness into describe this astonishing performance of Lilliam Zanatti, which has given me another great opportunity in life. Adriano Carlucci
  • I want to thank Ian for his professionalism during the whole process. It was evident from the first conversation I had with Ian that he was passionate about his work. He committed himself to helping me fulfil my goals and he truly succeeded at that. He was an absolute pleasure to communicate with and was extremely educated about all aspects of the industry. He dedicated his valuable time to ensure that this was a smooth and advantageous journey for me. Ian was always kind and optimistic and help me in every way possible until I was firmly transitioned into a great, new position. Thank you Ian! Chef Rachel I want to thank Ian for his professionalism during the whole process.