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

  • Francisco Chevez is one in a million!

    I would like to formally thank Francisco Chevez for helping me get this great District Manager position. Francisco was very professional from the beginning. He was persistent in his search for the perfect opportunity. He presented me with multiple job opportunities, all great. He made me feel as if I was his only client and his top priority. Even after starting the new job, he called back to check on me. Francisco is great at what he does and I’m glad I was paired with him.      


    Enzo Mera

    Francisco Chevez is one in a million!
  • Matt Lopez nailed it!

    I am thankful for the service that Matt Lopez provided on behalf of Patrice and Associates in finding me and matching me to an excellent job with an energy company in northern Virginia. Matt Lopez discussed the position and the company and advised me on the hiring process. Matt has the intuition to assess me the job candidate, and the employer regarding my personality and the corporate culture to make the match. Matt found a Company that has all the attributes that I have struggled over the past few years to find. I intend to do an excellent job for the Company that I am joining in October 2022. I plan to achieve my immediate objectives, the company’s goals and show that Patrice and Associated backed the right person for the job.                    


    Robert Chew

    Matt Lopez nailed it!
  • I can't thank Karl Busch enough!

    I recently relocated to South Carolina from New York.  At first I tried the usual big company name job search engines, I even reached out to a couple of recruiters but, Karl Busch at Patrice and Associates was the guy who got it done!  His guidance and advice along the way was invaluable.  I was able to secure an Executive Chef position at a high profile restaurant thanks to him.          

    Thank you!

    Steven D.

    I can't thank Karl Busch enough!
  • Shawn Hoye was great to work with.

    Super attentive with plenty insight into the local job market which gave me a leg up in making the perfect career move.              

    Many Thanks,

    Sean Giffing

    Shawn Hoye was great to work with!
  • Whitney Davis was incredible!

    I would just like to say what an asset Whitney Davis was in regards to me finding another job. I appreciate all the help and I would definitely recommend him to others.        

    Thank you!

    Larry A.

    Whitney Davis was incredible!