Hiring and retaining great staff members is one of the biggest challenges facing the restaurant industry today. The Chef Agency is a hospitality recruitment and placement agency that specializes in finding the best chefs and executives for hotels and restaurants across the globe. We talked to recruiters Philis Fraschilla and Giselle Hopewell, as well as Creative Director Lena Sotnick, to learn their top tips for employers hiring and candidates looking for jobs in the business.
OpenTable’s annual sales conference brings together our entire field team, from Tennessee to Tokyo, for a week devoted to sharing ideas, inspiration, and (of course) food. This year we invited a few local San Francisco restaurateurs to participate in a panel discussion about industry trends, business challenges, and how they aim to raise the bar for hospitality. See highlights in the video above!
Calling all chefs and restaurant professionals! OpenTable is a proud sponsor of the fifth annual Eat Retreat, an off-the-grid gathering of chefs, butchers, artisanal producers, and artists. This year’s event will take place Sunday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 20 at Camp Shand near the town of Cornwall, Pennsylvania (40 minutes north of Lancaster and 90 minutes northwest of Philadelphia).
Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?
The 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists — James Beard Foundation
Michael Bauer: It’s Time for Tips to Go — San Francisco Chronicle
Restaurant Critic Pete Wells on How He Does His Job — The New York Times
Ask Tom Colicchio a Question — MSNBC
February 14th was a day to remember at OpenTable. This Valentine’s Day we seated more than two million diners across the globe and captured our highest volume in company history. To mark this milestone, we’re excited to share a few fun facts around Valentine’s Day dining.