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

  • Francisco Chevez is one in a million!

    I would like to formally thank Francisco Chevez for helping me get this great District Manager position. Francisco was very professional from the beginning. He was persistent in his search for the perfect opportunity. He presented me with multiple job opportunities, all great. He made me feel as if I was his only client and his top priority. Even after starting the new job, he called back to check on me. Francisco is great at what he does and I’m glad I was paired with him.      


    Enzo Mera

    Francisco Chevez is one in a million!
  • Matt Lopez nailed it!

    I am thankful for the service that Matt Lopez provided on behalf of Patrice and Associates in finding me and matching me to an excellent job with an energy company in northern Virginia. Matt Lopez discussed the position and the company and advised me on the hiring process. Matt has the intuition to assess me the job candidate, and the employer regarding my personality and the corporate culture to make the match. Matt found a Company that has all the attributes that I have struggled over the past few years to find. I intend to do an excellent job for the Company that I am joining in October 2022. I plan to achieve my immediate objectives, the company’s goals and show that Patrice and Associated backed the right person for the job.                    


    Robert Chew

    Matt Lopez nailed it!
  • I can't thank Karl Busch enough!

    I recently relocated to South Carolina from New York.  At first I tried the usual big company name job search engines, I even reached out to a couple of recruiters but, Karl Busch at Patrice and Associates was the guy who got it done!  His guidance and advice along the way was invaluable.  I was able to secure an Executive Chef position at a high profile restaurant thanks to him.          

    Thank you!

    Steven D.

    I can't thank Karl Busch enough!
  • Shawn Hoye was great to work with.

    Super attentive with plenty insight into the local job market which gave me a leg up in making the perfect career move.              

    Many Thanks,

    Sean Giffing

    Shawn Hoye was great to work with!
  • Whitney Davis was incredible!

    I would just like to say what an asset Whitney Davis was in regards to me finding another job. I appreciate all the help and I would definitely recommend him to others.        

    Thank you!

    Larry A.

    Whitney Davis was incredible!