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Restaurant Operators plan to expand

Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News posted an article yesterday highlighting the findings of the 2017 American Express Restaurant Trader Survey. The survey reached out and polled 488 owners, managers, directors, an CEO’s of independently owned restaurants. One surprising finding is the optimism that many restaurant operators still possess despite recent sales trends across the nation. "More than half of restaurant operators and managers, 54 percent, said their revenue is up over where it was a year ago. And 72 percent said they expect revenue to increase over the next year. And 83 percent of operators said they plan to…

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Reaching 100 Franchise Units in Seven Years

How the First Female Captain of the Chesapeake Bay Grew the Largest Hospitality Recruiting Franchise   I’m the founder and CEO of Patrice & Associates, a national recruiting franchise that specializes in the hospitality sector with more than 500 national clients. My company is the gold standard in restaurant recruiting, but getting to this point was no easy feat. I have a pretty unique resume – I was a hotel sales manager, the first woman captain on the Chesapeake, a restaurant owner and caterer, door-to-door manicurist, author of a book and even operated my own pet store raising puppies, parrots…

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Testimonials Celebrating Success

Recent Testimonials about our hardworking and dedicated Franchisees and Recruiters:   I am writing to express my gratitude for Jenna Bakondy at Patrice & Associates.  I was contacted by Jenna as she found an opportunity that seemed like a good fit for my career.  Jenna was a total professional with high energy from the beginning which is something that I found refreshing and, even told her so! I sent Jenna a copy of my most current resume and she helped critique my resume and make some changes.  She sees lots of resumes every day and she is more aware of what…

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New Jobs within the Restaurant Industry

Restaurant Industry Continues Adding  New Jobs   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the restaurant industry has added nearly 26,200 new jobs during the month of April.  Within the past year, the industry has expanded by adding nearly 260,000 new jobs. In an article by Jonathan Maze, Senior Financial Editor of Nation's Restaurant News, he highlights how the restaurant industry continues to consistently hire and add new jobs: The employment numbers are the biggest indication of industry growth. Restaurants do not expand if they do not anticipate enough business for them to do so. Operators are clearly confident in their ability…

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The Importance of the Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch: An Important Professional Tool   Making a career move can be difficult. One of the most common things job seekers struggle with is finding a way to catch the eye of potential employers. Often times, it can feel almost impossible to stand out among a sea of hundreds of other job seekers all looking to get a leg up on the competition. So what is a job seeker to do? One great way of getting an edge on the competition is crafting a professional ‘Elevator Pitch.’ An elevator pitch is a 30-second personal sales pitch to help…

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Working with Recruiters 101

Do You Really Know How to Work with a Recruiter? We are Career Coaches who help you find a job for free!   Have you ever been frustrated when a recruiter doesn’t call you back? The following information will help you set realistic expectations and hopefully obtain better results. It’s important that you understand the following realities about Staffing and Recruiting Firms to ensure you are obtaining the best results:   Ensure that your Recruiter knows the industry: Most recruiters specialize in a specific industry, profession or geographic location.   ACTION ITEM: You must identify and ensure the recruiters you are…

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Testimonials – Celebrating Success

Recent Testimonials About our Talented, Hardworking Franchisees:   "Ken Welch was attentive and enthusiastic from our first conversation. I wasn't really sure when I listened to his voicemail where he was from. When returning the call I was hesitant for taking up his time I was not really interested at the moment for a career change. As we had each conversation he was very professional, listened clearly and engaged in conversation, coaching me each step of the way. As he explained what job I was applying to I suddenly felt I must see this through. Ken was there to guide me…

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The Importance of Workplace Culture in the Restaurant Industry

Culture within the Workplace:   Every day is a new adventure when it comes to restaurant management recruiting, and every day I speak with numerous leaders seeking new career opportunities. Through these talks, I learn about the shared passions, goals, and desires of leaders in restaurant industry. It is an integral part of my job that I pinpoint exactly what talented leaders are lacking in their current positions to best help them find jobs that fit their individual needs. Most managers I speak with stress their need to find a position at a company whose culture is defined by their…

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Reconsidering the Counter-Offer

The counter-offer dilemma Approaching your employer about a new job offer can sometimes lead to the company presenting a counter-offer.  Here are a few things to consider when faced with a counter-offer. What prompted your job search? Looking towards the future, will you be professionally fulfilled by accepting a counter-offer? Are your talents being utilized at your current position? During your job hunt, were you seeking growth and new challenges? Before accepting a counter-offer, consider whether a pay raise will override the reasons you began your job search in the first place. Is your work truly being valued? Is accepting a pay…

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Success in the Restaurant Industry

5 Tips for Restaurant Employers and Job Seekers   Employers:   Match the skill set and the culture.  If a restaurant’s culture is family oriented, they need a staff member who is personable and who can become part of a close-knit restaurant “family.” At a larger, high-end restaurant candidates tend to be more corporate leaders who can hold the staff below them accountable. Look at a candidate’s past experience and take note of the size and volume of the restaurants where they have worked previously. Use social media to reach candidates.  LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — social media is a powerful tool…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • We can find YOU a Job in the Hospitality Industry

    Chelsie Greenway, recruiter in the Greenville, SC office, was a excellent help to me throughout the entire process of helping me find a new career job. From the very beginning she took her time to learn and understand my current situation & my wants and needs as far as moving on to something new. Over some time and weighing out options the opportunity to become a potential fit with Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar presented itself. Once I decided to go for it, Chelsie assisted in preparing me to give myself the best possible chance of obtaining the position. 3 interviews later I was offered the Kitchen Manager position with Bad Daddy’s And was able to start 3 weeks after accepting! I appreciate Chelsie so much for her help, phone calls, emails, and text messages of encouragement as I pursued this opportunity. She was a pleasure working with and I’d recommend her services to anyone looking to make the next big move in their Foodservice journey. Kwindarius Sapp We can find YOU a Job in the Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!

    Working with Helena Nash made the process easier. It was great to have her guidance and assistance. She was very professional and very nice. I had a satisfying experience. Helena’s advice help boost my confidence and I will forever be grateful. Thank you! Best regards, Emilie Errié  Hospitality Recruiters can help YOU find a job!
  • Tiffany finds out Hospitality Recruitment works!

    I'll start by saying Thank You! Gary Tietz and Patrice & Associates for the excellent service you provide. I always thought working with a Job Recruiting Agency wouldn't land me a career with a company I desire. I can honestly say I WAS WRONG. Communicating with Gary Tietz was a great experience. The first conversation we've had was about Patrice & Associates. What service the company offer and how he can help out with my job search. He scheduled an interview for us to speak more about my work history, customer interactions, and supervisor positions. He also setup a phone interview with the Manager of Recruiting of Corner Bakery. After interviewing with Lauren, I've learned more about Corner Bakery and she got to know me. Two days after the interview with Michelle I was offered a Full-time Supervisor Position with Corner Bakery. Whenever Gary heard any information from Lauren he immediately contacted me providing new updates of the hiring process. I'm extremely excited I was offered a position and grateful of the experience with Patrice & Associates!   Thanks Again Keara Young Tiffany finds out Hospitality Recruitment works!
  • Hospitality Recruitment agency – your friend

    Marcel was a wonderful help in this process. He reached out to me with impeccable timing on my side and guided me through what is usually an arduous task of looking and searching for the next step. Thanks to Marcel, I didn't have that anxiety that usually comes with looking for a new job. He provided me with all the help I needed and guided me along the way with advice about the company as well as how best to present myself. Never once did I feel pressured or uneasy. Marcel was truly helpful and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him. Mahalo, Samantha "I'm grateful for the opportunity to have worked with him."
  • Let Your Personal Career Coach help you FOR FREE

    I wanted to reach out and tell you about Chris Giles. Since the moment he started working with me to find the right job Chris has given me 100% support in helping me find a job. Out of all the recruiters I have worked with Chris is the only one who would reach out to me every couple of weeks to update me on what he has coming in or if he didn’t have anything at the moment.He has kept me in the loop since the beginning. This shows me how much he cares about his job and his clients. I couldn’t have asked for a better recruiter from your company. Thank you Chris for helping me find the right job. I was loosing hope but you restored it. Thank you Justin Brown "I was loosing hope but you restored it. "