Local Entrepreneur to Open Patrice & Associates Office in Seattle

Nation’s Leading Restaurant and Hospitality Recruitment Firm Launches New Franchise Location Supporting Seattle

April 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE - Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the opening of its franchise in Seattle to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.

Rachel Grossman, local resident, will run day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in the greater Seattle area. In this new phase of her career, Grossman will leverage her professional background, which includes more than 10 years of consultative sales experience helping large companies meet their employee health and wellness needs.

“In Seattle, the landscape for restaurants is changing with implementation of minimum wage laws and a move away from traditional tipping. As owners and managers focus on these aspects of their business, more and more are heavily relying on recruiters to find the best talent,” Grossman said. “As changes evolve, I am eager to connect our great restaurants with bright personalities and hard workers.”

Patrice Rice, CEO and founder of Patrice & Associates, began the hospitality management recruiting company more than twenty years ago out of her basement. She recently launched a growth initiative for the company, seeking to expand by opening franchised Patrice & Associate offices. Now, one of the largest privately held search firms in the country, Patrice & Associates fills positions for thousands of U.S. restaurants and guides thousands of management candidates to new job opportunities.

“We are happy to have Rachel join the Patrice & Associates family,” Rice said. “Rachel knows exactly how to deliver what her clients want, which makes her an ideal recruiter.”

Patrice & Associates has evolved from a hospitality-staffing agency to a strategic partner for restaurant brands. Restaurant companies today are looking for more than a resume, they are seeking talent that can embody the culture and have a positive impact on the brands’ growth.

The $625 billion hospitality industry employing 12 million people in the United States has proven resistant to the recent forces of the recession. Rice began franchising her hospitality industry recruiting business four years ago in the midst of the Great Recession. It has continued to grow rapidly with more than 55 regional franchise offices spread across the entire nation. Patrice & Associates currently has more than 600 managerial positions to fill.

For more on Patrice & Associates and Rachel Grossman, please visit www.patriceandassociates.com or patricejobs.com/rgrossman. You can also contact Rachel directly at 206.550.3133 or rgrossman@patriceandassociates.com.

About Patrice & Associates 

As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The company has exclusive recruiting partnerships with some the nation’s largest restaurant chains and hotels to ensure those hospitality venues recruit the top managers in their industry. Currently, there are more than 55 franchise units across dozens of states. Patrice & Associates is growing its franchise base dramatically in the next few years, expecting to add more than 100 franchisees to help fill 1,100 open territories nationwide. For more information about Patrice & Associates, visit http://www.PatriceAndAssociates.com. To learn about available franchise opportunities, call (301) 327-5059 or email Patrice Rice at patricer@PatriceAndAssociates.com.

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As the preeminent hospitality recruiting service in the U.S. since 1989, Patrice & Associates helps thousands of managerial candidates every year find rewarding jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry.


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