French-born Patricia started her career in the hotel industry in Bavaria Germany straight after passing her Baccalaureat. After spending one year there she arrived in Johannesburg speaking 4 words of English but she managed to find a job at the Sandton Holiday Inn before moving onto the Sandton Sun. Once in Cape Town started as a waitress at Blues restaurant and received amazing training in a different perspective to hospitality. She was given the opportunity by Nicky and Steve Fitzgerald to join the opening team of the Bay Hotel where she performed the roles of guest relations officer and duty manager. This is where she met Tony Romer Lee and Euan McGlashan.
A few years later she teamed up again with Tony and Euan and worked with them at Cape Grace in the Guest Relations field. In 2003 Patricia became a tour guide working with French groups and at conferences, keeping in touch with her culture. Patricia joins Valor Hospitality Africa as she has a very keen eye for detail in all areas of service.