French-born Patricia started her career in the hotel industry in Bavaria, Germany straight after passing her Baccalauréat. After moving to Cape Town, Patricia started as a waitress at Blues Restaurant and received training in a different perspective to hospitality. She was then 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. Patricia joins Valor Hospitality Africa as she has a very keen eye for detail in all areas of service.