WELCOME TO PATRICE & ASSOCIATES RECRUITING SPECIALISTS

GROWING GREAT BRANDS AND BUILDING REWARDING CAREERS

WELCOME TO PATRICE & ASSOCIATES RECRUITING SPECIALISTS

GROWING GREAT BRANDS AND BUILDING REWARDING CAREERS

WELCOME TO PATRICE & ASSOCIATES RECRUITING SPECIALISTS

GROWING GREAT BRANDS AND BUILDING REWARDING CAREERS

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Welcome to Patrice & Associates of Grand Rapids

Serving the Cities - Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Wyoming


With over 125 offices and 350 recruiters in the US and Canada, we have connections that build rewarding careers and grow great brands. Our franchisees and recruiters are here for you without boundary restrictions! Want to move to another state? Want to hire managers throughout North America? We are unique in that our franchisees can work the entire country while offering you one point of contact for all your needs whether you want to hire managers or look for a job in multiple states.

Our clients include nationwide and local restaurants, hotels, retail and grocery chains, assisted living facilities, hospitals, airport concourse outlets, spas, catering and wedding venues, casinos, companies that hire sales and customer service representatives and much more.

Patrice & Associates is the largest and most successful hospitality and retail Executive Search firm in North America and has been in business for more than 25 years. Over these years, we have honed our methods that make us stand apart from our competition.

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Why Patrice & Associates?

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For Our Employers

  • We do what other firms say they "do” but “don't". We specialize in making recruiting calls to competing concepts sourcing people that aren’t responding to internet ads.
  • With unemployment lower than it’s been in decades, it’s a candidate’s market. As your staffing partner we can “sell” your brand resulting in more candidates to interview.
  • One point of Contact through our National Account Program serving all locations in North America.
  • Higher Quality Candidates by leveraging 25+ years of networking plus over 300 recruiters talking to candidates every day.
  • Our Clients call us the Gold Standard in Executive Search.

For Our Job Seekers

  • If you think it’s time to make a move don’t waste another minute! We have a 25+ year reputation for making great matches that are a win-win for both the employer and employee.
  • Finding your next career move can be a full-time job, but no worries, we make it a lot easier and even fun. We will steer you throughout the process for free.
  • We provide up-to-date information on the job market in your area, the hottest jobs and the best companies to work for.
  • Whether you know exactly what you want – or don’t have a clue about the next position or salary you could command, we can help.
  • We want you to win and enjoy the process. Your success is our success.
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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Doug's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Glenn!

    I cannot say enough good things about Doug. He was a joy to work with and if I ever need a recruiter I will call on him. Thank You, Glenn Davis   Have a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist work for you for FREE Doug's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Glenn!
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    Hospitality Recruiters Can Find You a Job!

    Thank you for ALL your hard work and taking the time to work with me. I am so pleased with my new position and am looking forward to growing within my career. I couldn't of done it without you! -Kelsey   Let Your Personal Career Coach help you FOR FREE Hospitality Recruiters Can Find You a Job!
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    Hospitality Recruiters are Your Career Coach!

    Doug reached out to me as a stranger; how ever he soon became a close friend to me. From the first phone call he made me feel at ease and very comfortable with him.  He let me know from the beginning that he was there for me in anyway. His insightful nature put me at ease and assisted with our communication so that Doug could build a comprehensive profile and resume that  were the foundation of my job search. As I sit here pondering where to start listing the many talents of Doug it is hard to know where to start.  From the first conversation Doug’s friendly and open personality made it easy to talk to him. During the phone calls Doug  asked probing question that induced detailed answers that enabled him to build a complete picture of me for the client. He was always willing to answer any of my questions and help inspire me to be my best when ever I was at an interview. I really cannot say enough about Doug.  His dedication not only to his client, but also to me, ensure a great fit between us.  I think that is the best word to describe what Doug does the best and that is to ensure that there is a 'fit' between the two of us. His keen sense of understanding of what is needed by his client and 'us' the employee is what makes him an excellent recruiter.  He takes the time to get to know each of us and then he is able to match the best people together. Doug did this with myself and CDS, even the interviewer was surprised how well we fit together. As a result of Doug's hard work and insight I now have my dream job and look forward to a long and eventful career.   Thank you Doug for all you do, we don't say it enough. - Thank  You, Glenn Davis     #1 Hospitality Management Recruitment Agency Hospitality Recruiters are Your Career Coach!
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    Hospitality Recruitment for a GREAT Client!

    I wanted to share both a picture and account of my visit to the Bavarian Inn this past weekend- my BEST client- and partner- Imelda Leix.

    I’ll try to keep this brief- but the short story is that when corporate called and asked me to take on Bavarian Inn as a client, I was excited as this is a hotel that holds a deep meaning for my family – having gone there as a child with my parents- and then bringing my own children when they were little and now. We’ve always enjoyed everything about the Bavarian Inn and Frankenmuth.

    So as I began working with Imelda and team, I already had a passion for helping find the best possible people for her and the Inn, and as we fast forward through our working relationship, it goes without saying that Imelda has been the most communicative partner regarding the candidates we’ve worked through of any client I work with. Based on the foundation of that communication, we’ve worked together to help 3 candidates get hired at the Bavarian Inn over the past several months, all 3 of whom I got the opportunity to personally speak with and hear about the their positive experiences so far working for Bavarian Inn the past couple of days.

    Also over the weekend I was given a tour of the entire facility and holdings so I could better understand the scope of their needs and reach, as well as hear about the characteristics and caliber of the people that work for them- much like Imelda, who has worked for the Bavarian Inn for 40 years!

    Really just wanted to share this  because I'm in a grateful and committed state of mind to help amazing clients like Imelda and Bavarian Inn!

    Doug Lockwood Grand Rapids Franchisee

    Hospitality Recruitment for a GREAT Client!
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    Thank you Doug Lockwood and Patrice & Associates for providing this service!
    Doug is professional and thorough, he provided information and knowledge that made finding the right company easy and stress free. With great communication and follow through Patrice & Associates made my transition between employers smooth and easy,  all while keeping my wants and needs as top priority.
    I highly recommend using the services provided by this company!!!
    Micah Lovett
    I highly recommend using the services provided by this company!!!