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Patrice & Associates, Inc

Private Employment - Recruiting - Staffing 5 Active Jobs

Founded in 1989 in the basement of Patrice’s home, Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting has grown to become one of the largest restaurant recruiting and hospitality recruiting firms in the country.

Our franchisees and recruiters are of the highest calibre. Our team has strong in experience and includes backgrounds such as Vice Presidents, District Managers, Managing Partners, Chefs and General Managers from restaurant and hotel concepts such as The Cheesecake Factory, PF Changes, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Marriott Corporation, Red Robin, TGI Fridays, Arbys, Buffets, Applebee’s, Friendly’s and YUM Brands.


  • We have helped thousands of hospitality candidates find new job opportunities.
  • Many companies have made over 1,000 hires from us.
  • Corporate Recruiters regularly “take us with them” to a new Human Resource position.
  • Early in her career, Patrice wrote a book on “How to Interview” and taught classes on successful interview techniques.

We represent all major restaurant corporate chains – $4M casual dining restaurant companies, $6M – $10M theme casual dining clubs, $4M family style restaurants, companies opening 40 new locations a year, fine dining, fast food, airports, malls and travel plazas nationwide.

How We Do It

All recruiters are not created equal. In fact, few can boast a national network of recruiters to serve you anywhere and everywhere. Or an active database of over 50,000 qualified candidates. And ONLY Patrice & Associates has the right approach – professionals passionate about the win-win solution of matching superior candidates with great companies.

Here’s exactly how we have consistently delivered for clients for over two decades:

Talent and Attitude – In order to find good people for you, we first secure our own top talent. Experienced hospitality managers from top companies nationwide – our people know your business, they know recruiting, and every one shares our commitment to creating win-win situations for employers and candidates.

Systems and Support – Unlike most firms in this industry, where your relationship is only as good as the one recruiter you know, Patrice & Associates functions as a tight network. Every candidate recommendation is reviewed by several regional and corporate team members, so you constantly benefit from the full horsepower of our team.

Superior Candidates – At the end of the day, it comes down to sourcing superior people. We go above and beyond to screen active candidates and to find great passive candidates that aren’t on anyone’s radar. Between our size and reputation, the personal relationships across our network, and a commitment to constant telemarketing – we have the candidates others just don’t have.


Who We Serve

We represent all facets of the hospitality industry including catering companies, hotel banquet facilities, resorts, private clubs, national chains, local and regional franchises and IT companies that service the hospitality industry. Tell us who you need – chances are we have qualified candidates ready to send your way – from operations management to human resource positions to District Management and corporate executive opportunities.

The Candidates

We maintain a vast database of management talent with all sorts of foodservice and hospitality backgrounds: fast food, casual dining, family style, former restaurant owners, catering, food & beverage, banquet, recent college grads who were servers during college, ex-military candidates who were involved in foodservice… most any type of experience. Our team is dedicated to constantly growing our database of active and passive candidates seeking the right career move.

The Companies

With Patrice & Associates, you’re in good company. We represent most major corporate chains. We are an integral part of this industry and maintain access to its best and brightest stars: $4M casual dining companies; $6M – $10M theme casual dining clubs; $4M family style restaurants; companies opening new locations every year; fine dining, fast food, airports, malls and travel plazas nationwide.