Carlos Cordeiro, owner of the Houston Patrice & Associates office

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management

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HOUSTON – Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, has opened an office in Houston to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses throughout central Texas communities.

Carlos Cordeiro, local resident, will run day-to-day operations for the Houston Patrice & Associates office. In this new phase of his career, Cordeiro will leverage his professional background, which includes more than 30 years of experience as a recruiter in the oil and gas industry where he placed talented professionals in leadership roles within the field. Cordeiro will also draw from his extensive experience working as a project manager who led teams of engineers.

“More and more restaurants in central Texas are relying heavily on recruiters to find the best talent,” Cordeiro said. “I’ve always wanted to own a business where I can assist people. With Patrice & Associates, I’m able to help candidates find a career that they can thrive in. I’m eager to use my experience to connect these great restaurants with bright personalities and hard workers in the community.”

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 Carlos join the Patrice & Associates family,” Rice said. “He knows exactly how to deliver what his clients want, which makes Carlos 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.

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You can also contact Carlos directly at 281-256-8766 or 

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

To learn about available franchise opportunities, call (301) 327-5059 or email Patrice Rice at


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