Patrice & Associates Recognizes Top Achievers at Annual Convention

Nation’s Leading Talent Acquisition Firm Serving the Hospitality Industry Celebrates Outstanding Growth and Successes Among its Team of Franchisees and Regional Developers

DUNKIRK, Md. – Patrice & Associates, the nation’s leading talent acquisition firm that specializes in the hospitality industry, celebrated system-wide growth and several franchisees and regional developers at the company’s annual franchise convention held earlier this month at the Double Tree Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Themed “Breakthrough to Excellence,” the convention included educational and breakout sessions on a variety of topics pertaining to client management and operations, as well as roundtable sessions and a client panel discussion with executives from Panera, Pret A Manger and Glory Days.

“It was an awe-inspiring feeling to witness our sessions packed with franchisees and regional developers alike, all focused on one goal – moving the needle. Everyone left the conference motivated with best practices and game-changing strategies, equipped to take action,” said Patrice Rice, founder and CEO of Patrice & Associates. “The outlook for Patrice & Associates is nothing but bright, and we couldn’t thank our franchisees, regional developers and corporate support team enough for their hard work and dedication to our brand. They’re an amazing group and we can’t wait to see them take their businesses to new heights.”

Patrice & Associates has been serving the hospitality industry for nearly 30 years, and currently has more than 100 offices throughout North America. The company is widely considered the gold standard in hospitality recruiting with an impressive list of more than 500 national clients in the restaurant and hotel industries including Buffalo Wild Wings, Panera, Arby’s and HMSHost.

Top achievers recognized at the Patrice & Associates awards dinner include:

Franchisee of the Year – Corina Mack

Regional Developer of the Year – Mercedes Concepcion-Gray & Jay Gray

Diamond Club – Corina Mack, Frank Rondeau & Ian Dietrich, Scott Jacobson, Mercedes Concepcion-Gray & Jay Gray, Ty Clifton and Scott Lowry

Platinum Club – Norma Tyree, Matt & Aida Lopez, Helen Nourai, Gary & Paula Bernard and Gary Tietz

President’s Club – Liz Costa, Sharri Romero, George & Sue Wooten, Dan Harris, Mike Cinamon, Van Wilhite, Karl Busch and Michael Selleh

Gold Client – Mike Cinamon, Corina Mack, Helen Nourai and Frank Rondeau & Ian Dietrich

Highest Placement Fees Over $10,000 – Mercedes Concepcion-Gray & Jay Gray, Helen Nourai, Michael Selleh, Norma Tyree, Tom Schmitt, Frank Rondeau & Ian Dietrich, Dan Harris, Ken Welch and Matt & Aida Lopez

Highest Average Placement Fee – Norma Tyree and Michael Selleh

Business Development Excellence Award – Vicki Marshall, Jase Doane, Scott Lowry and Ty Clifton

Excellence in Marketing Award – Frank Rondeau & Ian Dietrich, Joanne Gimelli and Corina Mack

Account Manager Award – Corina Mack and Mike Cinamon

Brand Ambassador Award – Vicki Marshall and George & Sue Wooten

Leadership Award – Michelle Shriver and Helen Nourai

Business Vision Award – Marcus Williams, Mark Rubick, Ty Clifton, Arnetra Shettleworth

Turning the Tide Award – Vann Wilhite, Monica & Brent Troxel, Matt & Aida Lopez, Mike Thompson and Ken & Celene Schreifels

Fast Start Award – Margo Kornfield and Amanda Hebert

 

About Patrice & Associates

As the premier hospitality talent acquisition firm in the United States since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company, founded by Patrice Rice, 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 100 franchise units throughout North America and more than 250 recruiters. Patrice & Associates is currently on track to open 350 new franchise offices by 2022. For more information on Patrice & Associates, visit www.patriceandassociates.com.

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I am very proud and pleased to say that I start my new career with Hooters this up coming Tuesday! I am beyond excited to start my new beginning.  I would like to take a moment to point out that my recruiter Rick Kallsen was absolutely amazing! From day one of my job search he set my mind at ease with the whole process of finding and applying to new potential employers and gave me a positive feeling of support. He even updated my resume. Rick was spot on when introducing me to employers that matched exactly the kind of environment I was looking for. He provided me with solid advise on communicating with potential employers and throughout my entire interview process and job search Rick was always a phone call away , he always answered any questions I had,  and also gave me positive feedback. I defiantly felt as though we were a team and he had my best interest at hand. I am grateful to have had Rick as my recruiter! Thank you so much Rick! Shonti Bennett
  • Corina is the best recruiter that anyone could ask for!  She helped me lock down the most amazing job ever! Jordan GoetzBeer Program Manager, HopCap Minneapolis
  • Corina is phenomenal to work with!  I got a phone call from her, within a week I had an interview and a week after I accepted a job offer.  She is very polite and professional, and encouraged and coached me throughout the process.  Most importantly, she is very upfront and honest and will tell you exactly what to expect throughout the job search process.  I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a hospitality management position! Sean KaplanRestaurant Manager, NYC
  • Thanks again for sending so many well qualified candidates and being so thorough in your communication. I surely will keep your email close for future openings. Steve Cestari, Director of New Store Openings & Talent AcquisitionBarfly Ventures-HopCat
  • All of the candidates you sent us were very qualified and that is something we lacked in the search we did on our own. It was reassuring to me as we went into the interviews that we had 3 very good candidates and I was confident we would find a fit. Josh Luehmann, Director of Golf/GMSouthview Country Club