Restaurant News Roundup, 1/28/16

Restaurant industry analysts predict small increase in traffic for restaurants in 2016, despite lower gas prices that have put extra money in people’s pockets and an overall improvement in the economy. Read more here: http://nrn.com/finance/2016-holds-mixed-outlook-restaurant-operators Chicago becomes the sixth major U.S. city to get Amazon’s food delivery service, launched six […]

How To Get 185% Better Results From Your Job Advertisement (Part I)

I’ve wanted to write about the topic of job advertisements for some time now. It’s played such a HUGE role at RZ with achieving BIG TIME candidate results. I’ve noticed that the right job advertisement has positive impacts directly with our own hiring efforts, and with our clients as well […]

Why Your Talent Is Leaving

With new technologies emerging every year, one can argue that the job search never really ends. Human beings are always looking for the shinier object or something new, better, and more fulfilling. With new technologies growing exponentially, paired with how easily available it has become to access such technology, it […]

5 Ways to Attract Passive Job Seekers

It’s no secret that the best employees are taken…but that doesn’t mean you can’t pitch them. Sure, you’ll have to go up against their company loyalty but anything’s goes in today’s economy. In a 2014 report by LinkedIn, 45% of employed respondents were open to talking with a recruiter. Now, […]

Hiring like a Googler

Yes, I know what you might be thinking. Why should I care about how Google hires, when I’m a restaurant recruiter and Google is a goliath software company? Two completely different industries, I get it. Well, I’ll leave you with the words of Pablo Picasso: “good artists copy, great artists […]

How Technology Can Help the Restaurant Industry

With the improving economy, restaurant industry sales are expected to hit a record high of $709.2 billion in 2015. Not bad. Other stats, however, paint a different picture about the state of the restaurant industry. The average hourly worker in the food service industry stays in one position for only […]

Line Cook Employee Turnover, a new epidemic?

So, I’m sitting on a bus right now traveling from Washington DC back to the office in New York City, and apologies because it’s definitely been a while since I’ve had a chance to post on our blog! We’ve been very busy with a slew of new clients, and its […]

The Restaurant Resume Search & My Experiences (Part I)

Finally, I have some down-time at 11PM at night to write about the most exciting and enthralling topic of all…the Restaurant Resume Search! CAUTION BEFORE YOU READ this is going to be a very long blog post, if you care not to read my rambling in these next few paragraphs just […]

Did you hire A-Player Line Cooks? 5 things to look out for

How do you go about hiring your line cooks. Below are 5 tips and things to look out for when doing so…enjoy! Cleanliness Do they sanitize their hands regularly? How do they handle the food? Have you reviewed their personal hygiene? How are they handling their ingredients? Are they respecting […]

Credit Card Fraud

Today’s video goes over Credit Card Frauds and the new Credit Card Fraud Liability shifts on October 15, 2015. Just recently I actually experienced credit card fraud on my new card! Pretty crazy, I had a bunch of unknown transactions on my card via online, at stores, pizza shops, food, […]

3 Simple Steps When Purchasing A POS System

Just other day I had the pleasure to speak to Bob Frazier from POS Advice, so that basically I learn more about POS Systems and how they can impact a restaurant. I then began to realize that a lot of restaurant owners and managers may find this material helpful, so […]

Chef Resumes – 5 Tips to Upgrade Your Resume and Get More Job Offers

We all know Chefs can cook up delicious meals but, alas, they often aren’t the best marketers. Unless you are incredibly cute and can charm the pants out of a recruiter and employer. Like this champion below… I’m assuming if your reading this you aren’t a cute baby, and all […]

The Resume Database: The Positives and the Negatives

Imagine if you never had to write a job ad, and all you needed to do was to scroll through resumes to find a candidate, pick up the phone, schedule an interview, and get to it!  Imagine, all resumes located in one central location where you can EASILY glance through […]

ID Card Software for Restaurants

Hey everyone! Things have been really exciting here at The Restaurant Zone. We are in the midst of funding and launching a kickstarter. Anyways, I ran into some pretty neat ID card software when I was browsing the internet that can be perfect for restaurants and businesses. The first thing that came […]

5 Foods You Need to Try in Florida

A semi-tropical climate and 8,000 miles of glorious coastline means Florida is an open basket for seafood, citrus and tropical fruits. Here’s what should be on your plate in the Sunshine State. Oranges, Grapefruits and Limes With three-quarters of a million acres of citrus groves, Florida is the must-visit location […]

Food and Alcohol Safety Training

5605 Manor Drive Peekskill, New York 10556 Food and Alcohol Safety “Knowledge” – More Business, Better Jobs, Bigger Tips?  Whether you are a restaurant owner or an employee of a restaurant rest assured that your livelihood is dependent on food and alcohol safety knowledge. You may be asking yourself why, […]

My visit to National Restaurant Equipment & Supply (NRES)

Field Trip – National Restaurant Equipment & Supply… A few days ago before Thanksgiving, I had an awesome opportunity to check out National Restaurant Equipment & Supply (NRES)  in Laurel, Maryland. I got the grand tour from the owner Parviz Tavakoli. The Showroom When first arriving I walked through the showroom, […]

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