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A twist on a seafood staple – ABC News

Jason Weiner, executive chef and founder of Almond Tribeca in New York City, demonstrates how to make Lobster Sausage.

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Baseball stadiums debut opening day eats – ABC News

New ballpark food includes chicken-fried bacon.  

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On tap: Flavor of Now – Pizza Hut

2014 Drink Trend – Signature Regional Cocktails

Just as food with backstories sells well, so do cocktails with a history. Highlighting regional specialties behind the bar — a Sazerac in New Orleans, a mint julep in Louisville, Ky. — adds to drinks’ appeal and helps give customers...

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2014 Drink Trend – Barrel Aged Drinks

Chefs and bartenders are sourcing their own barrels, making large batches of cocktails and aging them in-house, allowing them to give their customers something unavailable elsewhere. Peter Kreidler, sous chef of Clay Pigeon Food and Drink in Fort Worth, Texas,...

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2014 Drink Trend – Local Beer, Wine & Spirits

Restaurant chain managers and beverage directors are being empowered to buy locally produced beverages that are popular in their communities. Franchisees are, too, said Tom Lewison, CEO of 36-unit Wild Wing Café. “We allow franchisees to work on their own...

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2014 Drink Trend – Microdistilled and Artisan Spirits

Bottlesociety.com lists more than 600 small distilleries in the United States — every state has at least one now — an increase from about 70 in 2003, according to The Atlantic. “I think it’s what customers want,” said James Gersten,...

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2014 Drink Trend – India Pale Ale

Once prized only by craft beer aficionados with unusual predilections for bitter flavors, IPAs took the mainstream market by storm this year. Nearly one quarter of craft beers in supermarkets are IPAs, according to Mark Vidano of beverage consulting firm...

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2014 Drink Trend – Classic Cocktails with a Twist

High-concept cocktails that take 10 minutes to make took a backseat to simpler cocktails made well this year. Small flourishes helped attract customers, such as the mole bitters that the Omni Hotels & Resorts added to its Old Fashioned cocktails...

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!

    In early November of 2019 I began a preliminary search for new employment. As I was currently employed I’d say I was less than aggressive in this search . After a few short weeks of my resume being posted on INDEED I received an email from Mr. Tom Schmitt representing Patrice & Associates . After a great “ get to know you conversation “ Tom informed and educated me on an exciting opportunity coming soon to my area. After a second interview style phone conversation Tom put me in contact with a District Manger representing this opportunity. Shortly there after I had an offer letter which far exceeded the compensation and overall benefits package that my current employer was offering . Without Tom who was extremely professional and seemed truly interested in my situation, I fear I would have never heard of this great opportunity let alone got a foot in the door . Thank You Tom and Patrice & Associates . Warmest Regards, Dan Without Tom, I would not have heard of this amazing opportunity!!
  • Michael was always available to help!

    I would like to say that while I was working with Michael Bickle he was constantly attentive and truly helpful with every step of the hiring process. He arranged the interview, improved my resume, and gave me so much material for being successful during the hiring process. He was always available to answer all of my questions and to calm my nerves. He even helped to negotiate my salary for after my training is completed. I am truly grateful for his help and I wish him every success throughout the course of his career. I will definitely reach out to Michael Bickle and/or Patrice and Associates if I ever need help with my career again.   Thank you, Denae Rebecca Michael was always available to help!
  • Darryl Jackson has been so amazing!!

    I was in a really bad place, emotionally and professionally, when Darryl called me. After just the first conversation, I felt like there was hope. Since then, there have been many, many conversations. Darryl guided me through the entire interview process for a job that he knew I would land, in the industry that I love.  He has also guided me through a complete change in my outlook on life as a whole. Darryl is the whole deal!  He didn't just help me find a new job; he's become my life coach and my friend.  I am so blessed to have Darryl's assistance and guidance in my life. He's seeing me into a great new adventure on my journey.  I wouldn't be so ready for this next chapter without him. When the next new adventure comes my way, I am so thrilled to say that Darryl will be there to see me through it too! Sincerely, Shauna Darryl Jackson has been so amazing!!
  • Matt was awesome!

    My experience with Matt at your firm was awesome. He actually had two positions lined up for me in one weeks time.  I had an interview and got the position!

    Thank you, Jennie Matt was awesome!
  • Bruce did an outstanding job!

    I am very pleased with the help you guys have given me especially to Bruce Perry. Bruce was very helpful in helping me find a new career path and getting me ready for the interviews. He did an outstanding job at helping me feel happy with my new earnings.   Thank you Oscar Hernandez Bruce did an outstanding job!