New Patrice & Associates Office Opens in Austin

Demand for Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Austin  

AUSTIN, Texas — Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent hospitality recruiting company, announced today its new Texas office. Opening in Austin, the new office will meet the growing management needs of restaurants and other related hospitality businesses in Travis and Northern Hays counties.

 

Local resident Clara Oliver, who has a background in direct sales, is opening the office and will run day to day operations along with the support of the Patrice & Associates home office in Dunkirk, Md. Her driven attitude and propensity to help others makes her an ideal addition to the Patrice & Associates team.

 

“Direct sales prepares you for just about any job in the world. It is 100% talking to strangers, making friends out of thin air, providing good customer service and remembering to write a thank you note at the end of the day,” said Oliver. “By using these skills, I will go above and beyond to provide my clients the ideal candidate that fits the bill and help job-seekers find a reliable and rewarding career path.”

 

Oliver worked in direct sales for many years before deciding she wanted a career that allowed for a better work-life balance and greater income potential. Having felt she exhausted all opportunities for growth in direct sales, Oliver decided it was time for a change. She found this opportunity in business ownership. Becoming part of the Patrice & Associates family gave Oliver the autonomy of owning her own business while receiving support from the home office.

 

Patrice Rice, president 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 Clara joining the Patrice & Associates family,” said Rice. “She is exactly the type of trusted partner Austin hospitality businesses need to support their management hiring needs.

 

The $625 billion hospitality industry employing 12 million people in the United States has proven resistant to the recent forces of the recession. Rice began franchising her hospitality industry recruiting business three years ago in the midst of the Great Recession. It has continued to grow rapidly with more than 40 regional franchise offices spread across the entire nation.

 

For more information and to contact the new office in Austin, please visit

 

About Patrice & Associates

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has exclusive recruiting partnerships with some the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels to ensure those hospitality venues recruit the top managers in their industry. Currently, there are more than 40 franchise units across dozens of states. Patrice & Associates is growing its franchise base dramatically in the next few years, expecting to add more than 100 franchisees to help fill 1,100 open territories nationwide. For more information about Patrice & Associates, visit www.patriceandassociates.com. To learn about available franchise opportunities, call (301) 327-5059 or email Patrice Rice at patricer@patriceandassociates.com

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  • Ms. Ross was great!

    First and foremost, I want to thank Carla Ross for helping me get the opportunity I was looking for. I was looking for a good job back in my home town and she definitely delivered. She was so nice and professional, and she made the process so fast and easy. I also love the fact she checked on me after I got hired.   Shareef Phillips Ms. Ross was great!
  • James was a true professional! 

    From to the first time we spoke, he knew the right questions to ask to help me refine my presentation.  He kept me informed every step of the way of my interview process and followed up after my employment started.  He deserves all my thanks.
    Jeremy Slade
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  • Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!

    David is super professional and really took a lot of time to talk with me, get to know what my needs are and match me with the best possible position. I always received speedy replies to any questions I had, and he was always accessible and accommodating to me throughout the process. I highly recommend working with this group for your needs, and would happily work with them in the future should I ever look for new opportunities. Thank you, Johnny Morgan Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!
  • Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
  • I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis