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Bartender Arianne Fielder and Parish part ways

Arianne Fielder

Arianne Fielder (Credit: Becky Stein)

It’s a story about the parting of a bartender and a restaurant group, writ larger by blogs and social media.

Yesterday, Eater Atlanta reported, “Bartender Arianne Fielder is OUT at Parish as the Inman Park restaurant has ‘decided to go in a different direction.’ ” Comments followed.

Fielder took to her Facebook page to write, “Have you ever found out via internet that you were out of a job?” In a later post, Fielder claimed the Eater post was “put out by @concentrics to hurt me. And it did.”

In addition to Parish, Concentrics Restaurants group includes One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, TAP, The Spence, Lobby Bar & Bistro, and Room at Twelve

Fielder’s resume includes stints at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Seven Lamps and Article 14. And she is considered among the vanguard of women in the Atlanta cocktail scene.

In December 2013, Concentrics named Fielder the new mixologist at Parish, where she joined new chef Zeb Stevenson for what was supposed to be a “dream team” of tatted young talents charged with making big changes at the restaurant.

It was even hinted that Fielder might play a role in the beverage programs at other Concentrics restaurants.

But then, yesterday happened.

Today, Concentrics Director of Public Relations, Hannah Huffines, sent me this official statement concerning Fielder:

“There are always two sides to every story. Clearly, a variety of details are involved in personnel changes and those should remain internal. We are not in the business of using the media to discuss human resource issues. We truly do wish her nothing but the best as she is one of the Atlanta’s top talents”  — Concentrics Restaurants

What’s your take on the story?

— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.

18 comments Add your comment

Barely Interested

April 4th, 2014
1:49 pm

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Barely Interested

April 4th, 2014
1:51 pm

I’m Barely Interested, but I would like to suggest that if someone From Concentric commented to Eater or any other social media site about the termination of of their employees that person should be reprimanded, suspended or fired. That is completely unprofessional regardless of the circumstances of the employee’s termination.

Maxine Shirley

April 4th, 2014
2:31 pm

I am waiting to hear from Concentric on this. I feel like an explanation is necessary.
I’m not saying I will never go back to one of their restaurants, but I am avoiding them unless and until they remedy what appears to be seriously unprofessional behavior.
If they want to blame a naive hostess or assistant manager for leaking the information then that’s fine, but they need to come out and say it and explain that in the future they will do a better job of training employees not to comment to the public on internal labor issues.

Carol

April 4th, 2014
3:30 pm

I wonder why the AJC thinks this was worthy of “news”

You wonder why subscriptions are down? Perhaps becasue you are stooping to the tabloid level?

Just bizarre that things like this are “news”

Sondra Landrum

April 4th, 2014
3:49 pm

I’m wondering who took the photo? And, why no photo credit is given?

Grasshopper

April 4th, 2014
3:58 pm

“Fielder’s resume includes stints at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Seven Lamps and Article 14.”

Since her resume includes so many ’stints’ at restaurants in which the paint is barely dry, she shouldn’t be surprised at her present employment situation.

Logical Dude

April 4th, 2014
4:22 pm

“Eater Atlanta reported, “Bartender Arianne Fielder is OUT at Parish as the Inman Park restaurant has ‘decided to go in a different direction.’ ””

Whoever leaked this to Eater Atlanta should be fired.
It’s completely unprofessional to say someone does not work there anymore if they have not been told themselves.

Concentrics: ” We are not in the business of using the media to discuss human resource issues. ”

Well, SOMEBODY told Eater, and we expect them to no longer be employed by your company.

Dwayne

April 4th, 2014
4:40 pm

Foodies having a verbal food fight. Good times!

wjs

April 4th, 2014
5:19 pm

I’ve heard mention that it was not Concentrics that leaked the story to Eater, that it was actually Ms. Felder who did so.

Lauren

April 4th, 2014
5:26 pm

wjs – that’s hogwash. Arianne found out she was fired by reading the Eater article.

big bob

April 5th, 2014
1:09 am

lauren…and you know this how?

Latent Tendencies

April 5th, 2014
10:11 am

b/c she read it here. duh!

Baltisraul....

April 5th, 2014
10:34 am

big bob….you got a little loose in the front end there, pal! lol

laynestaley

April 5th, 2014
1:08 pm

If you’ve never been fired, you’ve never really worked………..

Bee Hive Haired cashier at Dooleys Den

April 5th, 2014
5:42 pm

Jimmy

April 6th, 2014
11:34 pm

Why is this news? What about Erin Elkins at Bogey’s? Whatever happened to her?

The REal Foodie

April 8th, 2014
8:21 am

Carol must work for Concentric

Baltisraul.....

April 9th, 2014
6:32 am

Carol…..you need a history lesson. Go back and read articles from about any major newspaper in this country from the ‘40′, ‘50 & 60’s and see if the AJC is not following a great journalistic tradition. Of course this is news. It is in the Entertainment section, not under the fold.