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Steve’s Approach:

This is a people business. People are what make the hospitality industry so addictive. Whether working with a candidate or a client I will do my best to get the right people in the right places to insure success for both. Getting to know candidates and clients and aligning their goals is a must. Building relationships and partnering will ultimately lead to success for both parties. Changing jobs is not easy for anyone and I will do my best to make it as painless and rewarding for you as possible. The hospitality industry is fun, rewarding, challenging, sometimes stressful, and promises to never have any two days be exactly the same. Let me help you to find your new career home.

About Steve

Steve joined Patrice & Associates after almost a 25 year career in restaurant operations. After serving in the U.S. Navy and attending the University of Nebraska Lincoln Steve spent 5 years with a local Mexican fast food concept, Amigos, starting as a cook and working up to a GM level. Steve then spent 5 years with Boston Chicken/Boston Market starting as an assistant manager and ending as a multi-unit GM. Buffalo Wild Wings came next. He worked as GM/TGM for 5 years, 2 years as Manager of Learning and Development supervising company MIT program, and 7.5 years as a Regional Manager covering Omaha, Wichita, Des Moines, Ames, and Sioux City. Steve loves the industry and can’t see himself working in any other field.

Steve lives in Omaha with his wife Alison and children. Steve has 2 sons and a daughter. He enjoys spending time with the family, almost anything outdoors, and college football.

 

soppliger@patriceandassociates.com
402-896-5627

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Dear seekers, I would like to tell you about the amazing experience I had working with Scott Jacobson of Patrice and Associates.  In my twenty plus years working as an executive chef I have worked with many career advancement and placement specialists, but none who took the time and directed care that Scott provided me.  His primary goal was to understand exactly what I was looking for and to tirelessly work towards that end.   He focused on my objectives and opened many doors for me.  He gave me invaluable insights into the positions I was considering and guided me as a friend and confidant would.  He understood my strengths and presented me in my most favorable light.  Through his research and diligence he assembled the most pertinent references for me, highlighted my experiences and career achievements.   He found me the exact job that I was looking for.  He was instrumental in negotiating my contract and made sure I was satisfied with every aspect of that contract.  His work did not end there.  Scott has contacted me at various stages of my employment just to check in, and most importantly, to see how I was doing.   Thank you kindly Scott for going above and beyond your duties.  It was a pleasure getting to know you.  Any of you fortunate enough to work with Scott will quickly find all of this to be evident. Sincerely, Chef Jonathan Pflueger  Scott found me the exact job that I was looking for.
  • Just wanted to express my appreciation for FaLisa and your company for helping me find a great opportunity with Panera Bread. FaLisa was great with making sure we found the perfect fit and not just the perfect salary ! Keep up the great work FaLisa, thanks a lot to you and Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting - you make a difference!   Thanks, Brian Salliey Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting - you make a difference!
  • I appreciate what Sherri and Patrice and Associates Hospitality Recruitment did for me and my career.

    Sherri Balzer is an excellent job recruiter. I had been working with her for more than 3 months where I had multiple job interviews with different companies. She is always very detailed, caring, patient, and most of all very professional. I turned down multiple job offers because they were not a good fit for me and Sherri understood my reasons. Instead of losing hope in me she kept working hard looking for other companies that suited my skill set and knowledge. We found the perfect company and I got the best job offer available. I appreciate what Sherri and Patrice and Associates Hospitality Recruitment did for me and my career. Respectfully,

    Andrew Figueroa

    I appreciate what Sherri and Patrice and Associates Hospitality Recruitment did for me and my career.
  • I referred a friend to Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment

    Kim Marzett has been great! Alongside her professional demeanor, she answered all of my questions freely. She has a very welcoming personality, and helps you every step of the way! I referred a friend to her. I was impressed and appreciative! I referred a friend to Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment
  • Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment is by far the best recruiting agency.

    I just wanted to say thank you to Corina for setting me up with Redstone American Grill. I appreciate all the time and research you and your team have done to make sure that I was prepared for my interviews. Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment is by far the best recruiting agency I’ve worked with in my 25+ years of experience. I’ll be your client for as long as I’m in this field. Alexandre Vincent Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruitment is by far the best recruiting agency