Restaurants Are Back In Action!

The warmer weather and extended day light awakens the soul. People are coming out again, streets are filled with smiles, and restaurants are alive with conversation. I’m not sure if it is the calm after the storm of the pandemic or spring in the air, but the restaurant industry has bounced back.

When covid began, restaurants along with the rest of the world shut down. We did not know what to expect. After the initial shock, some opened their doors for take out and continued to run. Other establishments did not weather the storm as well. Some restaurants had to close their doors temporarily, others forever. The pandemic changed the restaurant industry in a way no one expected.

As a country we learned to adapt to these changes. Slowly guidelines allowed patrons to wear masks and sit down inside. This was a huge leap for restaurant owners hoping to re-hire staff and get back on their feet again. Restaurants were now able to function with dine out, dine in, and outdoor dining options. This allowed restaurants to bounce back with guidelines in place.

Two years later with covid under control and pandemic plans in place we can move forward as a country to relax on guidelines. This is a huge sigh of relief for the restaurant industry. The mask guidelines have relaxed and patrons can dine in comfortably at their personal discretion.

With more American’s ready to test boundaries and explore outside of their homes, restaurants are busier than ever. Establishments that were once empty are seeing wait times again. It is exciting to see a packed patio on a Saturday night. A smiling face siting next to you at a bar, or a family at the next table is a welcome occurrence again.

A recent Yahoo Finance online article stated that in a recent survey, 75% of Americans were dining out again, a record number during the covid-era. Travel has also seen a significant boost. The increase in consumer demand, coupled with on-going staffing challenges, have created the perfect recipe for demand.

Hospitality recruiting in 2022 is booming. Patrice and Associates is working round the clock to help restaurants, hotels, entertainment businesses, and food & beverage companies to find talent at all levels; from entry level managers, to Executive Search positions in marketing, operations, finance, sales, technology, HR, and even Legal.

Now is a great time to be looking at the Patrice & Associates opportunity. Our franchisees are ramping up quicker than ever.  Contact us today to learn more!


What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

    ~ Shane Laughran

    Allison Sullivan was amazing!
  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.


    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
  • Jonathan Litt set me up for success!

    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
  • Recruitment & Hiring for Sales Jobs - Patrice & AssociatesRick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!

    Very helpful and professional! Goes out of his way for people!          

    Thank you for all you do!

    Ken M.

    Rick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!
  • Rick Weaver is great!

    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

    Thank you,


    Rick Weaver is great!