• A restaurant consultant told The AP she had to hire people with bad attitudes to fill roles.
  • But rude staff members scared away customers, the consultant said.
  • US restaurants are going to extreme lengths to fill vacancies amid a hospitality-worker shortage.

A restaurant manager in northern Virginia was so desperate for staff that she said she had to employ rude people who scared off customers, The Associated Press reported on Thursday.

It’s one of the latest example of US employers having to rethink their recruitment requirements amid a nationwide shortage in hospitality workers.

In response, many

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Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma State Fair

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – In just a matter of weeks, visitors from across the state will head to the Oklahoma State Fair to enjoy all the festivities that celebrate the end of summer in the Sooner State.

The Oklahoma State Fair will be held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City from Sept. 16 through Sept. 26.

While most people love the vendors, games and attractions, food always seems to be the star of the show

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Nasi Briyani by Foodie Story. (PHOTO: STB)
Nasi Briyani by Foodie Story. (PHOTO: STB)

Returning for its 28th edition, the Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is taking place over three weekends from 27 August to 12 September 2021 with the theme ‘Savour Singapore In Every Bite’. Expect masterclasses, food bundles, food tours, and various SFF merchandise.

For wannabe Masterchefs and aspiring home cooks, check out the free-to-view and paid live masterclasses. SFF seeks to bring local and international audiences up close and personal with some of the most well-known chefs in Singapore’s culinary scene.

There are 18 free live masterclasses to choose from, where festival-goers can learn from

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To Kimmy and Jacquie and the dozens of other readers who continue to reach out to the Advance to ask, “Are there any updates on Asian Foods Market opening on Staten Island?” The answer is October, predicts Stuart Waldman, the grocer’s landlord who is developing the Roman Blum shopping center for the store’s new home.

Asian Foods

Refrigeration and shelving is installed at the soon-coming Asian Foods (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Asian Foods is formerly of Travis. It closed in December 2018 and management simultaneously announced its move to Mariners Harbor in this new complex underway at Forest

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