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New Patrice & Associates office opens in York

By Dave Sjuts

 

Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting, the nation’s preeminent hospitality recruiting company, has announced the opening of its first Nebraska office to meet the growing management needs of local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses in York.

 Local resident Paul Rieken, who has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, is opening the office and will run day to day operations along with the support of the Patrice & Associates home office in Dunkirk, Md. 

As a specialist in the field, Rieken has a keen awareness of what it takes to be an effective manager. This understanding allows him to pinpoint the right candidates for top-level hospitality jobs.

“At Patrice & Associates our mission statement sums it up, recruiting is not about making money, it’s about helping people,” said Rieken.“Whether you are a candidate or a client company, I will build and foster a relationship through respect, trust and integrity. Through hard work and persistence, I will help candidates seek meaningful employment opportunities and help clients by sourcing and finding the right people to fit the needs of their company.”  

Rieken started his career in the early 1980s working as a general manager for Pizza Hut in Lincoln. His tenacious attitude led him to become a managing partner for a Golden Corral restaurant located in Blue Springs, Mo. During his time at the popular restaurant chain, Rieken successfully opened four new Golden Corral restaurants in two different states earning him one of the Top Ten Partner Manager awards.    Later in his career, Rieken became the executive general manager for Applebee’s where he served on the President’s Leadership Counsel and attended the Applebee’s International Leadership Institute.

Patrice Rice, CEO and founder of Patrice & Associates, began the hospitality management recruiting company more than twenty years ago out of her basement. She recently launched a growth initiative for the company, seeking to expand by opening franchised Patrice & Associates offices. Now one of the largest privately held search firms in the country, Patrice & Associates fills positions for thousands of U.S. restaurants (currently filling more than 600 positions) and guides thousands of management candidates to new job opportunities.  

“We are excited to be growing with talented people such as Paul joining the Patrice & Associates family,” said Rice. “He is exactly the type of trusted partner local hospitality businesses need to support their management hiring needs.

For more information and to contact the new office, please visit www.patricecareers.com/prieken or call 308-224-3958.

 

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  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

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  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.

    ~Brent

    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
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    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
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    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

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