Charlie Palmer Group, master chef and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer’s collection of notable restaurants and award-winning boutique hotels, has recently partnered with AlphaStaff to transform their human resources (HR) department. AlphaStaff, a national HR outsourcing firm, will be providing Charlie Palmer Group with tailored solutions in HR, payroll, benefits, tax, and more, along with a fully integrated technology platform set in place to simplify their time and attendance and record keeping processes.

With high profile locations in some of the most challenging jurisdictions, including New York City, Washington D.C., and San Francisco, Charlie Palmer Group decided to outsource its HR department to allow more time to run its business operations and focus on further growth. During their search for a partner, the Charlie Palmer team, including Richard Femenella, SVP of Operations/CFO, and Tim Bartley, SVP Business Affairs/General Counsel met with the AlphaStaff team to craft a tailored solution around their unique HR needs.

“From the start, AlphaStaff’s team of professionals have worked hard to understand our organization and our unique business demands, enabling them to provide the support we need. Our enterprise is dynamic by design and we continuously seek ways to develop better solutions at every level,” said Mr. Bartley.

Seeking a resource that could be actively involved, Charlie Palmer Group chose to partner with AlphaStaff based on the organization’s hallmark, dedicated service professionals. With their dedicated team of AlphaStaff experts now in place, Charlie Palmer Group has been able to spend less time focusing on administrative challenges and more time focusing on their overall success.

“We are continuously planning out our growth, which leads to additional administrative, financial, and legal challenges,” said Mr. Bartley. “AlphaStaff’s dedicated team, including their HR Account Managers, are working closely with us to meet these challenges, thus allowing us more time to focus on developing our workforce.”

About Charlie Palmer Group

Charlie Palmer Group grew out of Aureole, American cuisine pioneer Charlie Palmer’s landmark restaurant, originally located in a historic townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Today, Palmer’s flagship Aureole is strategically located at the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park. Other coast-to-coast locations encompass an expanding collection of award-winning restaurants and luxurious boutique hotels—many in equally significant historical locations—each designed with distinctive personalities to provide unique experiences. These properties include: Aureole, Charlie Palmer Steak, Upper Story by Charlie Palmer, Charlie Palmer at The Knick, and Crimson & Rye (New York), Aureole at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Charlie Palmer Steak at The Four Seasons Hotel (Las Vegas), Charlie Palmer Steak (Washington, DC), Charlie Palmer Steak (Reno, Nevada), Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg (Sonoma County, California), Harvest Table and Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer (St. Helena, CA), Burritt Room + Tavern and Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer (San Francisco, CA). Learn more at