News

Thursday, October 15 2020

The Extra Care That Goes Into Staffing Our Healthcare Clients

In addition to the many restaurants, entertainment venues, food packaging and manufacturing companies we staff, we are also fortunate to serve our wonderful healthcare sector. Providing our state’s top hospitals with the very best people for their kitchens and dining halls is something we take great pride and joy in doing, and here are just a few reasons why.

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Tuesday, October 13 2020

Wise Barbecue Brings the Texas Smokehouse to Los Angeles

There is barbecue, there is Texas barbecue, and then there’s Wise Barbecue - the Texas style barbecue that has gifted us with a real Texas treat. And once you taste it, you’ll understand why so many Angelenos love it so much.

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Wednesday, October 7 2020

October is National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month, and we’re celebrating with salmon sashimi, plates of fresh oysters, fish tacos and the yearly treat you can’t miss: whole fried soft shell crab!

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Tuesday, October 6 2020

How the CRA is Fighting to Keep CA Restaurants Alive

As we all know, the Covid-19 crisis has hit the hospitality industry especially hard. In March of this year when the lockdowns began, millions of jobs were lost - nearly 6 million in total by April. In our state of California, continued lockdown measures and restrictions mandated by the state have forced many restaurants to furlough staff, close their indoor dining rooms, and some have had to shutter permanently. Of course, this comes as no surprise. It has been challenging for restaurant owners to meet compliance while operating at greatly reduced capacity. Some found grants or ways to pivot their business, while others were not as fortunate.

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Thursday, October 1 2020

Ashley Heisler is our October Employee of the Month

Ashley Heisler has been part of our team since December of 2019. She started off as a bartender, and a kickass bartender at that! But since bartending jobs are often seasonal, we suggested that she take the server test, which she passed with flying colors.

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Tuesday, September 29 2020

Nana's Kitchen Caters Mexican Meals that Taste Like Home

From a food truck serving lunch to a thriving catering business, Nana’s Kitchen has become a SoCal favorite for authentic Mexican food.

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Thursday, September 24 2020

Keto Meal Prep by Lee to the Rescue

Are you thinking about your 2021 goals yet? I am, and abs may FINALLY be in my future, thanks to this meal prep service and the science of ketogenic eating.

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Monday, September 21 2020

Sal's Gumbo Shack Brings the Bayou to You!

If you’re craving authentic Creole food but can’t make it to the Bayou, we’ve got some good news for you. You can enjoy some absolutely amazing 100% authentic Creole cooking right here in SoCal. Look no further than Long Beach for the best gumbo, jambalaya, and soul food originals at the one and only Sal’s Gumbo Shack, right on Long Beach Boulevard.

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Thursday, September 17 2020

City National Grove of Anaheim Brings Fall Fun to SoCal

Remember when we could all freely go out and have fun in public places with abandon? It seems like a world far, far away from our current reality, and we sure do miss it. Fortunately, City National Grove of Anaheim is bringing some of those fun times back, even if it isn’t quite like what we knew before. Social distancing and mask mandates are still in place in California, but that doesn’t mean everyone has to stay home!

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Monday, September 14 2020

The V Tree Might Make You Go Vegan!

After recently being highlighted on local news channels during Black Restaurant Week, our client, The V Tree (Hollywood location) deserves another mention. They are currently taking part in Dine LA Restaurant Week, which continues through September 18th.

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Tuesday, September 8 2020

Meet Our September Employee of the Month: Clifton Bell

Our September Employee of the Month is Clifton Bell!

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Friday, September 4 2020

Our Founder Randy Hopp on CBS News!

Culinary Staffing Service owner and founder Randy Hopp was featured on CBS News as part of their “Who’s Hiring?” segment. Are you a job seeker? We make it so easy to apply! (watch the video to find out how!)

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Thursday, September 3 2020

Blue Can Water is Essential!

We’re proud of our client, Blue Can Water, for being the #1 provider of emergency drinking water in the world - right here in Southern California!

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Wednesday, September 2 2020

On Our Podcast: Your Insurance Questions, Answered.

Have you checked out our podcast yet? We’re six episodes along, and it’s been both fun and a great learning experience. Here’s the link to our main channel HERE.

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Monday, August 31 2020

We're Hiring!

We’re hiring, and now is a GREAT time to apply! Here’s Why.

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Wednesday, August 26 2020

Podcast! Navigating a Business Loan With SVP/Commercial Banking Officer Maria Hunter

Our latest podcast episode features Maria Hunter, Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer at First Bank. If you’re considering a business loan for the future, or you’re already in the process of getting one, you’ll definitely appreciate Maria’s advice. And if these fifteen minutes don’t answer all your questions, please find below her article on navigating a business loan.

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Monday, August 24 2020

Dami's Famous Foods

Dami’s Famous Foods is a locally owned and loved purveyor of fine foods that grace the tables of farmer’s markets around Los Angeles. If you’re a regular at the Brentwood Farmer’s Market, you may know Dami’s for their gourmet chili and cornbread, or one of their delcicous southern-inspired cobblers. Baked goods, jarred soups, chilis and other treats by Chef/owner Damien Pierre should defiitely be on your foodie radar if they aren’t already. (tip: get the bison chili and the cornbread first)

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Friday, August 21 2020

Taco Nazo Verdict: Addicted!

One of our busiest clients, Taco Nazo, serves the most amazing fresh seafood-forward tacos, tortas, ceviche and other Baja favorites, and summer is their peak season (although we’ve never NOT seen a line outside, and fortunately it moves quickly!) Locals love this place for the authentic and delicious Mexican food and casual, outdoor dining experience. And our employees enjoy working there for the fast paced, high energy atmosphere!

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Friday, August 14 2020

Brittany Smith is our August Employee of the Month!

Brittany Smith joined Culinary Staffing Service in March 2019. She currently works for us as a dishwasher and tray line server, but has also worked as a cashier, and as well as an associate in the retail industry.

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Monday, August 10 2020

The "Restaurant Boss" Ryan Gromfin Redefines Management

In our fourth podcast episode, we speak with world-renowned restaurant coach Ryan Gromfin, also known as The Restaurant Boss.

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Friday, July 31 2020

We Are Open For Business!

We are there for each other, whether it’s to clean a table or share stories over a beer at the end of the night. And that means something.

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Thursday, July 30 2020

A Los Angeles Attorney Shares Legal Advice On Reopening Safely!

Our second podcast episode just dropped and if you’re a restaurant owner or work with franchises, you don’t want to miss it.

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Wednesday, July 29 2020

Our latest podcast: Pivoting your business

Restaurants, bars and hotels have been hit the hardest during the pandemic. But here’s a silver lining.

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Wednesday, July 15 2020

Our very first Employee of the Month is Kennard Goss!

Kennard has become a preferred employee at every venue he works.

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