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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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
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    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
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