Restaurant Turnover and Recruitment Challenges are Here to Stay!

I have been in the hospitality recruitment business for 30 years (and will now stop counting!) and every year I hear that hospitality recruiting agencies will no longer be needed.  The goal has always been for restaurants to find their own staff and as Staffing Partner to my clients we help with that goal.  But the stark reality that restaurant turnover and recruitment challenges are here to stay!

Read More

Pizza Hut Starts Delivering BEER with your pizza!

Consumers are more and more all about convenience and speed of service.  Restaurants that don't offer in-home delivery on their own or through GrubHub, UberEats and others are losing market share.  The Pizza industry is #1 for "dine at home" options and now Pizza Hut steps out to be the leader once again.

Read More

Top 10 Restaurant Trends in 2018

Each year it seems like the restaurant industry reinvents itself on some level.  It's been interesting to watch this year.

Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings Promotes Jammin’ Jalepeno with a funny ad

Funny ad - even the way restaurants are advertising these days is changing.

Read More

Q3 Workforce Index reveals sustained recruiting, turnover challenges in restaurants

Recruiting remains a challenge for restaurants, and the third-quarter People Report Workforce Index registers how wide and deep the difficulty is.

Read More

Teens have been the focus for decades

If you think Baby Boomers are square, think again. The generation that came of age in the 1960s and ’70s were self-aware enough to work en masse to effect change, and they were arguably the first group of teenagers that were directly marketed to.

Read More

How Organizations Are Harnessing The Wisdom Of Baby Boomers To Combat Skills Shortages

Some organizations are attempting to retain access to this knowledge and experience by setting up alumni networks. One of the most well-known alumni networks is YourEncore, which was set up in 2003 by Procter & Gamble and Eli Lilly to enable them to tap into the wisdom of older employees who still wanted to offer their experience without working full-time hours.

Read More

Is your restaurant ‘all in’ on hospitality?

Hospitality can mean many things, but it does not have to mean expensive. It does not have to mean white tablecloths or a fancy wine list. Those things can be great, sure, but they aren’t hospitality.

Read More

How your brand can tackle unconscious bias

Starbucks. Papa John’s. The Spotted Pig. In the last year, restaurants large and small have made headlines over race and harassment issues, leaving operators to grapple with how to create inclusive company cultures while also preparing themselves to respond if an incident occurs.

Read More

5 emerging brands reveal secrets to success

Instagrammable merchandising. Hyper-focused menu. Sexy vegetables. Gorgeous food. Authenticity. These are the individual attributes of this year’s Hot Concepts Award winners, who were recognized during this week’s MUFSO conference. Leaders from each emerging brand told industry executives why their concepts have resonated with consumers. These are the individual attributes of this year’s Hot Concepts Award winners, who were recognized during this week’s MUFSO conference. Leaders from each emerging brand told industry executives why their concepts have resonated with consumers.

Read More

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Greg went above and beyond... helping me have the right tools and information I needed to wow my new employer. He instilled confidence in me by preparing me for conversations and topics I would have never thought about without his help. He is a great guy with excellent morals and honestly cares for the people he assists in getting a job. Dylan Painter Greg went above and beyond
  • I really enjoyed working with Delanie on my job search.

    She initially started off by getting to know my professional experience, to ensure we could present myself to any future employers in the best way possible, which I really appreciated. She also took the time to learn about what kind of opportunities I'd be interested in, to not only help me get just a "job" but to find a great career for myself. Whenever a job opportunity came up, Delanie was fantastic about preparing me for the interviews, and was available throughout the experience if I had any questions, comments or concerns. When I was offered a position, she helped make sure that everything was properly squared away, so that I wouldn't have any apprehension with starting a new position with a new company. Overall, it was a fantastic and rewarding experience to work with Delanie, I feel very grateful that I was able to work with her! Ruth Rosenblatt I really enjoyed working with Delanie on my job search.
  • Thanks Ed!

    Ed was amazing from start to finish in the process. Gave me a very knowledgeable and accurate description of what to expect in the interview process and timetable of the process. Couldn't have asked for a better guide through the process.
    David Gildart
    Thanks Ed!
  • Truly a wonderful experience!

    Russell Doyle help me with finding not just a job but a job to better help me and my family. He put together a resume and gathered my reference and put it all together. He made sure to give updates on the whole process. He was very personable and worked around my schedule. He got me ready for the interview process by prepping me with questions and how to answer them. All he asked for was updates after interviews! Truly a wonderful experience!
  • If I could sum up my experience with Patrice & Associates it would be “efficient yet thorough”. After the initial interview with my recruiter, Eric, he gave me so much information about the particular company I was going for and even offered resources to be successful for my second interview with Human Resources. Next thing I know I was at an on-site interview with the General Manager & Area Leader where I was offered a full time management position with competitive pay & extensive benefits. Thank you Eric, not only for getting the hiring process going but acting as a mentor during the entire journey. Nicolette Reed Thank you Eric!