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Presidents Day Reflection

On this President’s Day, we are sitting here reflecting on what a tumultuous two years our country has gone through. This pandemic has put a strain on everyone professionally, financially, and mentally. That being said, we are moving into 2022 … Continue reading

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Qdoba to Close 67 Units

Jack in the Box Inc. said Monday that it plans to close 67 company-operated locations of Qdoba Mexican Grill by September, about 10 percent of the fast-casual chain’s system. The move comes after the company conducted a comprehensive review of … Continue reading

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Best Outdoor Restaurant Series: Chart House Restaurant

The Chart House in Annapolis is my very favorite restaurant. My husband takes me there for special occasions and they even customized a menu that read “Happy Birthday Patrice”!  The food, freshness and service is impeccable and of course the … Continue reading

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Interview Tip – Ask Questions

Your secret weapons during a conversation or interview are the questions you ask to reveal the priorities of the person you are addressing.  Many times an informal conversation is utilized to screen candidates in or out of the interview process.  … Continue reading

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Study: Consumers Hungry for Restaurants

As restaurant recruiters, this is especially great news for us to hear!  Consumers’ appetite for restaurant dining out has grown significantly from six months ago, according to a new study from consumer research firm Market Force Information.  This is another … Continue reading

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Supermarkets Mimic Restaurants

This article was released by the Associated Press and is so much on-target.  I personally have seen this type of concept popping up in the Baltimore/Washington area. This is another case in point of what I have always said – food … Continue reading

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Outback, home of Bloomin’ Onion, to offer lean meals, too

Outback Steakhouse’s parent company will debut some low-calorie entrees as part of its effort to make it through what could be a rocky 2010. That was one of the announcements OSI Restaurant Partners of Tampa made during a conference call … Continue reading

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Check Out The Secret McMenu Item That’s Sweeping San Francisco, The Mc10:35

Derek was doing research on the internet and stumbled upon a McDonald’s secret menu item that can only be ordered during the changeover from breakfast to the standard menu. The Mc10:35 is the unholy but oh-so-hot union between the McDouble … Continue reading

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Restaurant industry sees signs of light

As a recruiting agency that specializes in the hospitality industry for 20 years, Patrice & Associates has lived through the good, the bad and the ugly.  We’ve lived through 911, through gas lines, and through record unemployment.  Through it all, … Continue reading

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I would like to take a moment to thank Sally Kennedy of Patrice & Associates for assisting me during my recent search for employment.

    Executive Recruiter, Sally Kennedy, was instrumental during this effort. This was the first time I have worked with a recruiter (other than the military) and Sally's professionalism and dedication showed me that I made the right choice. She took the time to understand my career goals and provided advice and guidance during the process which ultimately contributed to successfully matching me and my new employer.        

    Bravo Zulu to Sally and the team of Patrice and Associates!

         

    Very Respectfully,

    Derrick Guzman

    I would like to take a moment to thank Sally Kennedy of Patrice & Associates for assisting me during my recent search for employment.
  • John Gillen was so very helpful! 

    He was quick to communicate with me and found me the perfect opportunity!  He moved at just the right pace and prepped me for the unknown.  Thank you John for all of your help!

    Regards,

    Nathan Helfer

    John Gillen was so very helpful!
  • Sally Kennedy is a Keeper!

    Sally Kennedy helped me polish my resume, prepared me for who I would be speaking with, as well as what they were looking for.  We spoke several times through email and over the phone during an extended interview process with the company that I am now working with.  All of her help and insights during this process are greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    James Diggs

    Sally Kennedy is a Keeper!
  • Sally Kennedy knocked it out of the park!

    I was recently placed by Sally Kennedy, a member of the Patrice & Associates Executive Recruiting. I was contacted by Sally via social media and we set up a call soon after. She was very professional and helped me review and update my resume to present to the leadership team. I was selected soon after for an interview, which Sally helped ensure I was prepared and had all I needed to proceed with the interview process. Sally helped keep me focused during the process and was there for me like she was my agent, not a recruiter. It was Sally's initial paradigm that I would be a good fit and was she right!! After 3 interviews I was offered a position and I couldn't have done it without Sally. Sally followed up until the offer letter was signed! Looking for the right opportunity can be tough especially when working full time but Sally made this process much easier!    

    Joseph Mead

    Sally Kennedy knocked it out of the park!
  • I would love to thank Chuck Helden! 

    He made the applicant process so easy!  He also made me feel confident in the position I was offered and accepted! So thankful that he was a part of my journey into this management partnership.  

    Again, thank you and it was a pleasure working with you!

       

    Cheers, Manny Rodriguez

    I would love to thank Chuck Helden!