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Founded in 1989 in the basement of Patrice’s home, Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting has grown to become one of the largest restaurant recruiting and hospitality recruiting firms in the country.

Our franchisees and recruiters are of the highest caliber. Our team has strong in experience and includes backgrounds such as Vice Presidents, District Managers, Managing Partners, Chefs and General Managers from restaurant and hotel concepts such as The Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Marriott Corporation, Red Robin, TGI Fridays, Arbys, Buffets, Applebees, Friendly’s and YUM Brands.

  • We have helped thousands of hospitality candidates find new job opportunities.
  • Many companies have made over 1,000 hires from us.
  • Corporate Recruiters regularly “take us with them” to a new Human Resource position.
  • Early in her career, Patrice wrote a book on “How to Interview” and taught classes on successful interview techniques.

We represent all major restaurant corporate chains – $4M casual dining restaurant companies, $6M – $10M theme casual dining clubs, $4M family style restaurants, companies opening 40 new locations a year, fine dining, fast food, airports, malls and travel plazas nationwide.

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I am very grateful to Michael Bickle

    Michael Bickle, from the start gave me the confidence I needed to make the right choice on the next direction in my career path. Life is already stressful, and adding the challenges in finding a new job can be overwhelming with anxiety. Michael Bickle never pressured me into doing anything I was not certain about. He was with me every step of the way. In doing so, I wasn't left with uncertainty.
    To the next journey,
    Roy  D.
    I am very grateful to Michael Bickle
  • I appreciate the support and genuine care I received from Rae Ann Lopardo

    With so many employment opportunities, searching for a new career is a daunting task. She understands the niche work I do and recognized both the stability and work/life balance that I craved. Rae Ann was instrumental in connecting me with an amazing career opportunity! Also she was wonderful in providing updates throughout the interview process.
    Thanks!
    Becky Diaz
    I appreciate the support and genuine care I received from Rae Ann Lopardo
  • Carol Bullock is a lifesaver!

    She is attentive, positive and thorough.  Without her help and guidance I would not be on the wonderful path I am currently. She helped me find a fantastic opportunity and facilitated every aspect from helping me understand my role and the culture of the company to ensuring that correspondence between myself and the company was seamless. I just wish everyone could be as lucky as I was to experience her guidance, candor and overall caring demeanor.         Thank you Carol! J Blake Carol Bullock is a lifesaver!
  • Liz Costa is the BEST!

    Liz Costa is the most knowledgeable, organized, warm and amazing human I have ever encountered.  She brings you the confidence that you need to feel strong and to feel good about yourself.  She has taught me to look at things in a different light that I would of never thought of doing.  I am very grateful for all of her knowledge and help!               Thank You Liz! Ashley Brewley Liz Costa is the BEST!
  • I am grateful to have met Corina and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!

    Corina Mack was extremely thorough and quick to respond to all of the needs of myself as well as her business client. Her ability to communicate between the 2 of us made the process so quick. Corina was very knowledgeable about the company she was representing and their current team that was in place. Sometimes companies receive an overwhelming amount of applications for positions and Corina’s ability to pre-screen potential candidates surely expedited this businesses needs to fill their role.           Regards, John R. Guyon III I am grateful to have met Corina Mack and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!