The Palm - Airs February 8th

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 02:00pm

The Company
Palm Restaurant Group is a fine-dining steakhouse that has been owned and operated by members of the Bozzi and Ganzi families for 87 years and has 25 locations across the continental United States, as well as international outposts in Mexico City and London. 

The Panelists
Bruce Bozzi Jr. – Executive Vice President, Palm Restaurant Group
Wally Ganzi – Co-Chairman and Co-Owner of The Palm Restaurants & Palm Restaurant Group
Janice Sheil – General Manager, Palm Too

Guest Companies
Westville: Serves eclectic American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere at their four Manhattan locations
YB & Co. by Chef Julian Medina: Features six upscale Mexican and Pan-Latino restaurants in New York City.
Maison Privé Chefs: A boutique catering company serving New York City and the surrounding areas that unites chefs, farmers and seasonal menus

The Candidates
Alex Carabaño, 31, Brooklyn, New York
Current job: Manager of a Latin Vegan Kosher restaurant called, "V Spot"
Career Highlights: Hosting a successful monthly comedy show right in our restaurant every 1st Thursday of the month helping us stand out amongst your typical vegan establishment.
Why you think you're right for "The Job:" I believe I am right for the job because I have the motivation, skills, energy & personality to manage any busy NYC restaurant.

Jann Robinson, 38, Mountain Brook, Alabama
Current job:  Caterer, Southern Lifestyle Consultant
Career highlights:  Eighteen years of food and beverage experience including restaurateur; Catered for celebrities and public figures from Beyoncé to President George W. Bush.
Why you think you're right for The Job: I believe my many years of experience and my strong background in the restaurant industry make me a viable candidate for The Job.

Ryan Pickett, 32, Rigby, Idaho
Current job: MBA Student at Western Governors University
Career Highlights: Former Owner/Operator of the restaurant "Pickett's Bambino" (later changed to "The Great Bambino Restaurant" after I sold it).
Why I think I'm right for The Job: Five months after I was born, my family started a restaurant, La Pizzeria, and I spent my childhood there learning to love the environment of the food industry. After college, I returned back home to work with my parents. Soon afterwards, I opened up my own restaurant, Pickett's Bambino, but after a rough battle with cancer, I was forced to sell it. Now, three years later, I feel ready physically and mentally to get back into the game, and what better way to make a comeback than with a stellar company like The Palm!?! 

Anthony Hollinrake, 26, Moanalua Hawai'i (Currently living in Alta Loma)
Current job: Lead Server At Ra Pour Restaurant (Rancho Cucamonga)
Career highlights: I've been working in the food and beverage industry for the last 6 years I started as a busser and worked through the years to develop my craft and become a knowledgeable and warm server. Worked for Sam Choy in Hawai'i.
Why you think you're right for The Job: I think I'm right for the job because I believe that my drive to succeed and passion for the food & beverage industry make me an ideal candidate for the job. I know that working in the industry really comes down to the interactions you have with people, making a night out a memory so they continue to come back and enjoy themselves. Although I am young I believe I am ready for the next step in my career. I strive to exceed those standards that my employers set and those I set for myself.

Maggie Nachman, 29, Chicago, Illinois
Current job: Unemployed
Career highlights: Having the opportunity to meet so many fantastic co-workers and patrons that have developed into life long friends. Taking the ultimate risk and packing up for New York City to explore a new life and career opportunities that ultimately gave me the chance of a lifetime on The Job.
Why you think you're right for The Job: My dedication to the hospitality industry has given me the confidence to participate in The Job television series. Without hesitation, I accepted the challenges put forth in front of me throughout the series. I pride myself on guest satisfaction and find it rewarding to surpass their expectations. As a contestant on The Job my professionalism, dedication and demeanor will prevail.