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

  • Karen Horton has been amazing! 

    She found me and helped me get my desired position.  She’s pleasantly meticulous, hard working and very friendly which makes talking with her easy.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help.  

    Many Thanks!


    Karen Horton has been amazing!
  • Hiring Workshop - Jobs Hiring Tips for CandidatesDavid Kohlasch is a sure bet!

    David Kohlasch was instrumental in securing my recent placement as a sales manager. He set up interviews quickly, helped me with my resume, spent significant time with me discussing the position and answering all of my questions. I highly recommend his services!    

    Thank you,

    Robyn Dank

    David Kohlasch is a sure bet!
  • Thank you for helping me Bruce Leininger!

    To be honest, I couldn’t be happier having someone help navigate me in changing jobs because for one, that's a crazy thing sometimes. You know the current system your in and are comfortable, but you want something more that's why your looking for a new job no matter the reason. But having someone help you and give you advice for real life is even more valuable. Mr. Bruce Leininger has been the biggest helping hand I could have ever encountered, great person and businessman! I’d also call him a great friend through all of this process.          

    Much Gratitude,


    Thank you for helping me Bruce Leininger!
  • Sally truly cares about your personal growth!

    When working with Sally Kennedy, you can tell she is very experienced and knowledgeable about the interview process and what employers are looking for.  She kept me updated and had thorough communication throughout the whole process.  She truly cares about your career and your own personal interest, and it shows in her work. Could not be more pleased!    

    Blake Schwier

    Sally truly cares about your personal growth!
  • Let me just say Allison Sullivan was exceptional!

    Allison contacted me after locating my resume.  She was very professional, kind and wonderful to deal with.  She followed up with me numerous times to check in and make sure the interview process was going smooth.  I got hired and even then, Allison made sure everything was moving along.  If you need a recruiter, she is your person!    

    Dorothy Santiago

    Let me just say Allison Sullivan was exceptional!