Recruiting During the Rollercoaster Economy!

The restaurant industry is going through a serious roller coaster! Between potential labor challenges brewing in CA and staffing issues throughout the country, there is much to think about. Consumers are consuming again at a rapid rate. Bars and restaurants are packed, and summer travel was in full swing.

Patrice & Associates has seen a strong uptick in business and our franchisees have been able to meet the demand head on. The restaurant industry is still about 1.2 million jobs short of pre-covid levels and there are many openings. We are working with local businesses and national chains to fill these roles as quickly as possible.

We have seen the demand for talent spill over into other sectors, including hotels, grocery stores, food & beverage companies, entertainment, and retail. Entertainment venues such as theme parks and dine-in movie theaters have a seen a huge uptick in demand as consumers are craving these interactive experiences.

This need for talent is not just at the management level. We are getting many more inquiries for Director, VP, and C-Level Executive positions, in every category, from sales, operations, marketing, HR, finance, and information technology. Companies are getting creative, offering higher salaries, more competitive benefits, and more opportunities to work from home.

Patrice & Associates strives to create a strong bond with both our clients that need help with hiring, as well as with our candidates who are seeking a new career. For our clients, we understand that it’s not just about the job description, we dig deeper into what makes the company tick, what are some of the intangible things they look for, what is their culture like, what are their core values. These are things that will help us find the right person for the job.

For the candidates, we know they have had many frustrating experiences with recruiters. They get one call and don’t hear back; or perhaps the recruiter finds them an opportunity but then leaves them alone as they advance through the interview process. We stick with our candidates every step of the way and it shows in the testimonials you can read on our website. We provide extensive coaching throughout the interview process to ensure the candidate is prepared and feeling confident leading into each interview. These are strategies and core values that have propelled Patrice & Associates to be the leader in Hospitality Recruiting. If you have a business that needs help with hiring, or you’re a candidate looking for their next career, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you!

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Karen Horton has been amazing! 

    She found me and helped me get my desired position.  She’s pleasantly meticulous, hard working and very friendly which makes talking with her easy.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help.  

    Many Thanks!


    Karen Horton has been amazing!
  • Hiring Workshop - Jobs Hiring Tips for CandidatesDavid Kohlasch is a sure bet!

    David Kohlasch was instrumental in securing my recent placement as a sales manager. He set up interviews quickly, helped me with my resume, spent significant time with me discussing the position and answering all of my questions. I highly recommend his services!    

    Thank you,

    Robyn Dank

    David Kohlasch is a sure bet!
  • Thank you for helping me Bruce Leininger!

    To be honest, I couldn’t be happier having someone help navigate me in changing jobs because for one, that's a crazy thing sometimes. You know the current system your in and are comfortable, but you want something more that's why your looking for a new job no matter the reason. But having someone help you and give you advice for real life is even more valuable. Mr. Bruce Leininger has been the biggest helping hand I could have ever encountered, great person and businessman! I’d also call him a great friend through all of this process.          

    Much Gratitude,


    Thank you for helping me Bruce Leininger!
  • Sally truly cares about your personal growth!

    When working with Sally Kennedy, you can tell she is very experienced and knowledgeable about the interview process and what employers are looking for.  She kept me updated and had thorough communication throughout the whole process.  She truly cares about your career and your own personal interest, and it shows in her work. Could not be more pleased!    

    Blake Schwier

    Sally truly cares about your personal growth!
  • Let me just say Allison Sullivan was exceptional!

    Allison contacted me after locating my resume.  She was very professional, kind and wonderful to deal with.  She followed up with me numerous times to check in and make sure the interview process was going smooth.  I got hired and even then, Allison made sure everything was moving along.  If you need a recruiter, she is your person!    

    Dorothy Santiago

    Let me just say Allison Sullivan was exceptional!