Professional Assistance in your Job Search

In the beginning stages of a job search, candidates are often frustrated by the lack of response they receive from blindly sending resumes to the published markets, amazed and confused that a professional with their impressive background and qualifications could be consistently ignored or overlooked. To better understand why this too often happens, let’s follow the typical path of a restaurant manager job opening at a given restaurant concept.

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Caterer…Meet Bridezilla

With wedding season around the corner, food service professionals are preparing for a busy season of working with Brides with what sometimes may seem like unreasonable demands.  When close friends of the Bride may be running for cover, the full force of her stress can land straight on the shoulders of the caterer and can lead to an unpleasant experience.  Unreasonable, unwavering and unlike her usual delightful self, a Bridezilla planning her dream wedding can be a complete nightmare. Learn how to keep her happy by reviewing the following advice.

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The Newest Job Search Technique: Meet People

Many job search candidates make the common mistake of believing that the latest and greatest social and professional networking sites are going to land them that new position.  It’s never been truer when looking for a new job or position: it’s not what you know, but who you know. Your network is the key to a successful job search strategy.  Growing your network has never been easier.  Social media has taken care of that.

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2014 Wedding Season Ideas

The Brides are in a constant state of searching for suggestions that will make their day unique. Creativity is king for the upcoming wedding season, so it’s time to put on your thinking caps and dream up some new ideas for your client’s special day.

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2014’s Hottest Food Trends
A combination of close industry observation, coast-to-coast travel, discussions with industry experts, regular meetings with hotel and restaurant clients, conversations with press contacts, industry conference and extensive media research has helped developed a list of what’s hot in food service for 2011.
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Changing Nutritional Regulations for the Food Service Industry

If you love to go out to eat, whether in a sit-down restaurant or grabbing a quick meal through your favorite fast food drive-through lane, you should be aware that there are changes to the information presented on restaurant menus.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, signed into law on March 23, 2010 and put in place on March 23, 2011, includes a section that requires most restaurants and vending machine operators (those with at least twenty establishment locations) to disclose nutrition information such as calorie content on restaurant menus and menu boards, including drive-through menu screens

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When Disaster Strikes

It's a typical waiter's nightmare. Your station has been empty all night long. You are just 10 minutes away from the end of your shift, and then suddenly it happens: A bus pulls up with a bunch of hungry people who all sit in your station and want to order at the same time. And then the coffee machine breaks, and the chef slips on a banana peel.

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Wedding Season Is Around the Corner

Tired of the same old stuffy wedding? Well, I have good news for you! In 2011, with the popularity of lounge and potluck weddings, informality has become the rage! From room lay-out, menu, and wedding catering service options – couples are creating casual environments, where their guests can sit back and enjoy themselves.

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Job Interview Tips

An interview gives you the opportunity to showcase your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to be well prepared. The following information provides some helpful hints and to some may seem obvious.  But as a staffing professional, I have seen candidates breaking all these rules and reducing their chances of future employment.

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How To Tactfully Deal With Drunk Customers

If you are planning on serving liquor at your special event, then you should be familiar with all the laws and responsibilities that come with it.  While liquor laws vary from state to state, in most cases if a person is involved in an accident while drunk you, as the owner of the establishment who served them, may be held liable as well. The best way to avoid any potential lawsuits stemming from drunkenness is to not serve a customer who appears inebriated.  Of course, some people can hold their liquor very well, and your staff may not realize the patron is drunk until it is too late.  If you are faced with a customer who had had too much to drink, here are some tips for handling them.

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