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I started working with Patrice & Associates in 2013.

 

I had had a positive experience with them early in my career and as a result, chose to reach out to them as an option for recruiting for our DC market to start with the hopes of using them on a national and/or international capacity.  Currently, they are the sole recruiter that Richard Sandoval Restaurants uses in this market and based on their performance, have begun using them for job searches in other parts of the country.

 

The experience with Patrice & Associates has been a positive one.  We operate a multitude of different concepts and styles and they have been very successful at providing the best fitting candidate for each of our individual brands.

 

Recruitment has been prompt during our job searches, the fastest being one week, and the longest 4 weeks from beginning to finish.  They generally begin providing candidates immediately, the delay often being our strategy during the interview process.

 

We have not lost any of their referrals since we started working with them.  On the contrary, we have many that are in a position to grow.

 

We have used their services for a variety of positions, and turn to them whether it is Manager, GM, Food and Beverage Director, or other FOH, BOH, administrative, or executive titles.

 

The best part of working with Patrice & Associates is the service aspect.  They are always available to speak, and are patient and understanding during the recruitment process.  We often invite their staff to our restaurants and recently they attended a pre opening event for our Toro Toro DC concept.  We view them as part of our team and we feel they treat us as such.  Many recruiters are just a team sitting behind a computer trying to snag a commission, which is not the case with Patrice & Associates.

 

The most frustrating part of working with them is not being able to see them more.  We all work too much.

 

 

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • From the initial interview, Helen was very thorough and spent time getting to know my background and experience. She was detailed in her delivery of the opportunity, and confirmed the dates and times for follow up. Her open line of communication made the process easy and enjoyable. From our initial conversation to the signed job offer, Helen shared in my excitement! I am so grateful to her, and Patrice and Associates for fitting me with this amazing opportunity. Christina Russillo I am so grateful to Helen and Patrice and Associates for fitting me with this amazing opportunity. 
  • I met Bruce Leininger during a reference check he was performing on an admired associate. He was just so thorough and professional, and he listened. He genuinely wanted to discover what made his client tick. Afterwards, I asked him to represent me in my job search and we began a similar relationship. He contacted numerous references, all of them impressed by his ethic. My needs were area specific, as family was my reason to change my career so late in life, Bruce remained engaged and professional in what turned into a 3 month search. He reached out several times per week and seemed available at almost all times. He offered reminders about interview technique and updates/links to potential employers, to improve my preparedness. What a kind gentleman, I highly recommend utilizing his services.   Jim McGinnis City BBQ Bruce genuinely wanted to discover what made his client tick.
  • I had been searching for a restaurant management opportunity for about 4 weeks and had very little luck.  I couldn't seem to find the "right" position or find the "right"person to help me.  Then I came across the ad from Patrice and Associates recruiting for a kitchen manager for one of their clients.  So I completed another application, submitted my resume and waited.

    To my surprise, I received a phone call the next morning from Tom Schmitt, a recruiter with Patrice and Associates about an opportunity for a kitchen manager.  Tom provided great details about the position, and the company.  He asked questions about me as a potential employee and also about what interest me outside of work.  He told me he would submit my resume and he believed I would be a great fit. 3 weeks later, I am in training with this concept and thoroughly enjoy every aspect of it. Tom was right.....it is a great fit!  By using his personal knowledge of the restaurant business and his contacts gained over 20 plus years, he is a great recruiter. Theresa Coker To my surprise, I received a phone call the next morning from Tom Schmitt ...
  • I want to start by saying this journey for me was truly a life changing move, and I had met and interviewed with 6-7 different recruiters. I immediately clicked with Margo in our phone interview. She asked all the right questions professionally and personally to really find the perfect fit for my first job in the city. Due to her hard work, I was able to take a leadership role instead of having to take a few steps back. Every interview she called no matter time, day, or night to ensure I was prepared. We talked almost every day to keep each other in the loop. I personally have never experienced such diligence, and expertise when it comes to recruitment. I truly thank your agency, and Margo for finding me my perfect fit in the city. Margo is one of a kind, and if I ever need a job she will be the ONLY recruiter I use to place me. Thank you again, your agency is the best!  Nicholas Manos This journey for me was truly a life changing move ....
  • “I want to thank Jillian Parker for reaching out to me with this amazing opportunity. I honestly think this was a perfect fit. I’ll be passing her info on to anyone who is looking for a management position. When Jillian reached out to me for a new manager position, it was like the window of opportunity flew open with hurricane force. I explained to her that I was being very picky about my next career move. She put me at ease, she put all the cards on the table, had immediate answers for my questions, and even did more research to help me make a decision. She knocked out any obstacles before the came and even gave me interview tips for every step. Her communication was impeccable and her guidance was even more so. Jillian made sure that I was taken care of monetarily by getting a nice increase with the transition. After two weeks at my new job I realize that this was a perfect fit and I owe it all to her. I want to thank her again for all that she’s done and I couldn’t be happier with my new career.” - Tanner Lahmers this was a perfect fit and I owe it all to Jillian in the Honolulu office!
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