Welcome to Patrice & Associates

It is often said that if you do what you love you never work a day in your life. Recruiting is an avenue to help others in a deep and meaningful way. Helping someone find a new career offering better pay, better benefits, better quality of life or better career opportunity impacts the lives of the entire family. Recruiting gives you the opportunity to change lives every day.

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

Patrice began franchising her successful model in January 2010 and has grown rapidly to include 80+ franchisees and over 12 Regional Developers. Our goal is to build a network of franchisees nationwide developing relationships with clients and job seekers.

January 2016 we began expansion into Canada and are duplicating our successful model of management staffing in the hospitality industry. Future growth plans include expanding into the United Kingdom.

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    Your success is our success. The way we interact between the candidates, client companies and recruiters provides a tight network of support even though we are all across the country.

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    What People Are Saying About Us

    "showed genuine passion for finding me not only a job, but a career." Lona was great. I was out of work for all of a week and Lona not only contacted me right away but found a job that matched my skill set perfectly. I've been with my new company for 3 weeks now and am loving it. Lona was very personable and Thank you so much

    Michael Manaer

    Hello from Okoboji. First let me say: Thank You!!!!! I believe you found me a star in Daryn Fischels. Wow! I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have a restaurant industry professional finally at the helm of our restaurant. He has made quick work of understanding the immediate priorities and long range possibilities. I am looking forward to a long and successful journey with him. I have advised my accounting department to send you a check immediately.


    I would like to take this opportunity to express to you my most recent experience with Diane Davis and Team Patrice and Associates. I must inform you when looking for a star you normally would take a visit to Hollywood California but not in my case. I had the opportunity to remain here in Illinois and had the pleasure to work with one of your stars, Diane Davis! Diane has performed an excellent act as she was completely professional while she helped me through the stages towards my employment offer from Boston Market. I have never worked with a recruiter who gave me so much confidence and her coaching skills have contributed to making Patrice & Associates a dynasty! Her passion has led her to her success, and I am honored to have had her on my team for the last 6 weeks. Thanks to both her and the company for the great job well done! Many Thanks,

    Mark Drozek

    Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm very excited for this new experience ahead of me! Since day one my career search has been a maze. Ian was able to help organize everything and prepare me for all the steps needed to open new doors. He was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Since day one and for over a month, Ian has kept me involved with the process; even during his personal time off. Up until the final days where I was working almost directly with Mission BBQ, Ian still kept in touch to show his support in my new career. Very genuine, personal, and overall a wonderful help!

    Kelly Doyle

    My name is Tom Donnelly and I am a CIA graduate from the class of 92. I had searched with Patrice and Associates many years ago but was not at the level they were looking for yet. Some 20 something years later I received a call from Frank Rondeau who was doing a search for a caterer in Boston Mass. Frank was up front and honest about all aspects of the job he was looking to place someone at. It was kept in complete confidence from my end and the clients end as well. After a long questionnaire and a few in-depth and candid conversations, Frank helped me to reformat my resume to update key words and gain relevancy. This helped me to keep current and to win relevancy with the client was looking for, and to highlight my work history with the client's criteria in mind. Once the screening process was over Frank felt I was a good fit for his client and presented my resume to East Meets West Caterers. Frank set up a date and time for me to speak with the Executive Director of the company. We pretty much hit it off from the minute the phone rang. I attribute that to Frank's diligence in the screening process. At the time of the screening I was wondering if they would ask for my first born, but it paid off, because tomorrow I am starting my new position as Executive Chef at East Meets West. I really appreciate Frank's time, trust and diligence in the process and I can only say he is a true professional that understands his clients' needs and then seeks the right person for the job he is filling. My fiancé and I couldn't be happier in our new home in Boston. Thank you Patrice and Associates for making this happen.

    Tom Donnelly

    Scott was absolutely phenomenal! Not only did he find me a perfect fit, he did it within 24 hours. I was given more than one career opportunity in which I could decide what was best for me. Scott had been (and still is) by my side throughout the entire ordeal. What an awesome person to work with.

    Danielle Rice

    Brett was amazing at finding me a job with a company I love all within 5 days too!!! After being out of the restaurant industry for some time, I tried unsuccessfully to find a job as a restaurant manager. Even though I had over 13 years with one of the industry's leading companies. Brett contacted me through zip recruiter and the rest as they say is history..... But seriously, he found me a GM position with a great company that takes care of its people, I love working for, and I still get to have a "quality of life" with my family. And he doesn't stop there, we still talk every week. He helped me prep for both of my interviews (I had them back to back). His knowledge, not to mention the tools, that he gives you to get you ready are unbelievable. As is with his dedication to find you a job that you like, he doesn't stop. I had never worked with a recruiter before and wasn't sure if I should or not. I can honestly say that if I hadn't of gone with Brett Kelly, I'd still be looking for a job right now instead of enjoying time with my family. Thank you Brett, you are the best!

    Krista Black

    Jay was very professional. It was great going through this process with him. He made things so easy and described this company to a tee. He kept me undated consistently and emailed me right away. I would recommend any managers that I know to contact Jay Gray in the future. Even after I was hired, he stayed in contact with me. I felt like I was dealing with a friend. Hard to find that now a days. He was amazing.

    Ronald Wescoat

    I have been in the restaurant business for 28 years. I have on occasion worked with professional recruiters in order to obtain employment. Bob Hills from Patrice and Associates treated me courteously and professionally. His regular communication kept me motivated and in the loop. He always had the best interest of my career and saw to it that I was treated professionally throughout the entire process. I appreciate everything he did for me.

    Tim Martin

    Fred was excellent! He was very consistent and reliable to his approach on getting me my new job. I will differently recommend him to anybody I know that is looking for a career change.

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