What sets Patrice & Associates apart from the competition?

Technology advancements have improved almost every aspect of our lives, from instant access to information, consumers buying products with ease, and businesses connecting globally. It’s safe to say we live in a technology driven world. In many aspects, technology has improved the process of connecting great talent with companies looking to hire. However, in some cases, technology can be overused, and the art of a good conversation is lost.

We talk with so many great candidates who have applied for 100, 200, even 500 different jobs and they have rarely spoken to a human. It’s a daunting and frustrating process filling out all those applications, questionnaires, and forms, just to be met with little to no response. Many of our Patrice & Associates Franchisees viewed this business as an opportunity to be the recruiter they never had.

Our goal is to provide a step by step approach where we hold the candidates hand through the entire job search process. It’s not just about what’s on the resume, but also finding out what’s important to them. Is it better hours, better advancement opportunities, or maybe a better workplace environment? We take all these into consideration with our recruiting and coaching processes.

It’s not our goal to make a connection and then step back. When we on-board our hospitality clients, we get an in depth view of the job requirements, their culture, core values, and each step of the interview process. This foundation not only helps us to find the right candidate, but it also helps us guide and prepare them for each phone call or meeting. We prep them and role play the interviews so they show up feeling confident.

If you are thinking about taking the leap into a new career, consider talking with one of our very talented recruiters. They have been in the same position and will approach this partnership with empathy, active listening, and a true desire to get you into the perfect opportunity.

If you are a restaurant, hospitality, or food & beverage entity needing top talent, we take a very proactive approach to finding the right fit. We pick up the phone and speak to candidates who may be currently employed and attempt to get them excited about exploring something new. Our clients love that we bring in a whole new pool of candidates that wouldn’t have known about the opportunity if not for our proactive efforts.

We invite you to contact us to see what sets Patrice & Associates apart from the competition.


Duke Witte absolutely was amazing! 

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to Duke Witte for his assistance in finding me a new job in the hospitality industry. I was disgruntled with my previous job, and I was feeling very discouraged about my prospects. I had been working in the restaurant industry for many years, and I had a lot of experience and skills, but I was having a hard time finding a better opportunity.

I was contacted via LinkedIn by Duke, and thank goodness I was.  Mr. Witte was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. He took the time to understand my skills and experience, and worked tirelessly to find me a job that was a good fit.

Duke was also very honest and upfront with me about the job market. He didn't sugarcoat things, but also didn't give up on me. He kept me motivated and encouraged, and never gave up on finding me a job that I would love.

I am so grateful to Duke Witte and his team for their help. I am now happily employed, and I am so happy that I was able to find a job that I love. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a job in the restaurant industry. He is a true professional, and is dedicated to helping his clients find the perfect job!

Thank you again for everything!

Nick Grubbs

Working with Chris Bovio made job searching so much easier! 

Not only was he available and involved in my search, but also knowledgeable regarding the position. Chris used his industry experience and recruiting network to find the best position for me and my skill set. My only regret is that my new job is so perfect for me that I won’t need to use Chris or Patrice & Associates later.


Nick Guarino

Michael Greig was absolutely fantastic in every way! 

He gave me options and suggestions & eventually found a great for me. Communication was easy and he went above & beyond. Also, he seems like an all around good dude. Thanks again Michael. Solid work out there. You’re hired :)

Nic Callahan

Bryan Curtis was fantastic to work with!

Bryan was very on top of things throughout my recruiting process to the engineering firm I accepted my position with.  I responded to his LinkedIn posting and heard back from him within 24 hours. He continually spoke with me throughout the process checking in regularly and answering all my questions. Bryan was instrumental in helping me find a great job.



Frank Rondeau was a really big help! 

When it came to helping me find my new job, he knocked it out of the park!  He was very honest and thorough throughout the entire process. We had multiple conversations along the way and he always checked in after interviews. Frank was amazing to work with, and I'm super excited to start my new journey thanks to him.       

Many Thanks,


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