Find & Hire Catering Staff with shiftNOW

Finding temporary catering employees is made effortless with shiftNOW. shiftNOW offers caterers instant access to a pool of experienced and vetted professionals, ready to step in for last-minute shifts and excel in diverse catering environments.

From intimate gatherings to grand galas, you can make sure every occasion is a masterpiece of culinary artistry and impeccable service.

Find Staff For Your Catering Business
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Fill Any Restaurant Shift With a Reliable, Temporary Workforce

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Culinary Roles

Event Cook

Prepares dishes tailored for various events, ensuring quality and guest satisfaction.

Line Cook

Handles specific kitchen tasks, ensuring consistency and quality in every dish.

Prep Cook

Preparing ingredients and ensuring an efficient cooking environment.

Fry Cook

Specializes in frying, ensuring perfect balance in taste and texture.


Masters the grill to enhance flavors, adept with various foods.

Pastry Chef

Crafts exquisite desserts, balancing flavor and presentation.

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Service Roles

Set-Up Crew

Handles the setting up of tables, chairs, and other event necessities.

Kitchen Steward

Ensures that the kitchen area is clean and organized, ready for chefs and other kitchen staff to carry out their duties efficiently.


Mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Banquet Servers

Serve food and drinks, and tend to guest requests.

Bussers & Runners

Clear tables once diners have completed their meals.


Maintain kitchen in clean and optimal conditions.

How Does It Work?

  • 1

    Create and Post a Shift

    Post your available shifts. It takes less than 5 minutes!

  • 2

    Review High-Quality, Vetted Applicants

    Explore Shifter profile videos and review the Shifter’s rating and Reliability % before selecting them for a shift.

  • 3

    Fill Open Shifts Fast

    Whether you need temporary help or full-time support, you can hire on-demand workers with peace of mind by trial-running them first.

  • 4

    Hire Employees Full-Time With No Placement Fee

    Need ongoing support? Bring Shifters you like on board full-time with zero placement fee.

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Areas We Serve

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Hilton Head

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Myrtle Beach

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Find Catering Employees For Any Special Event

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Wedding plans can shift at the last minute, leading to an urgent need for additional staff. shiftNOW provides catering companies with on-demand access to experienced hospitality industry professionals.

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Corporate Functions

The need for staff that matches corporate environments' professional and quality standards is paramount. shiftNOW provides vetted professionals, ensuring that your brand’s reputation is upheld in every interaction.

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Private Parties

Every private party is unique, and unexpected guest turnouts or specific service requirements can arise. shiftNOW offers a flexible staffing solution, ensuring each guest receives personalized attention, and enhancing the overall experience.

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Galas & Fundraisers

These events require impeccable service under often intense scrutiny. Our pool of vetted professionals ensures that even in the face of last-minute staffing needs, service quality remains uncompromised.

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Conventions & Conferences

Handling the volume and diversity of guests can be daunting. shiftNOW provides an efficient solution for last-minute staffing gaps, ensuring that service remains swift and professional.

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Pop-Up Dining Experiences

The dynamic nature of pop-up events often leads to unpredictable staffing needs. shiftNOW ensures you have access to adaptable and experienced professionals, ready to deliver top-tier service on demand.

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Seasonal Events

Seasonal events often face fluctuating guest numbers and specific thematic service requirements. shiftNOW’s on-demand staffing solutions ensure that you’re never under-staffed, and each event is a testament to tailored excellence.

Why Choose shiftNOW Workers for Your Temporary Staffing Needs?

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Vetted Professionals

Every member of our temporary workforce undergoes a thorough vetting process to ensure they meet the highest standards of professionalism and expertise.

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Customized Solutions

Our platform is designed to cater to your specific needs, ensuring you find the perfect fit for every role, every time.

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Flexibility & Convenience

Whether you need last-minute coverage or are planning for a future event, shiftNOW provides a seamless process to fill your staffing needs efficiently.

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No Full-Time Placement Fees

Want to hire your Shifter full-time? You can do so without a placement fee!


What Our Clients Say

It has been a giant help. With 20 to 30 percent of our seasonal staff being gig economy workers and temporary workers, it has been a lifesaver.
Saltwater Cowboys
The people who were sent to Ghost Kitchen were excellent workers. Much better than I am used to seeing.
Ghost Kitchen
I can’t believe the response time after posting our shift! Really glad we did this.
Food & Beverage Manager
The Loutrel
Our first shiftNOW shift went really great! Our Shifter worked very hard and did a great job.
Food & Beverage Manager
Shem Creek Crab House
Thank you for all of the hard work and teamwork shiftNOW brought to the table. I personally had great experiences with the Shifters I worked with, so thank you for that!
Partnerships Manager
Charleston Wine and Food
Overall, the quality of the Shifters was fantastic, so mission accomplished! We’re looking forward to using shiftNOW again next time we need temporary workers!
Front of House Manager
Spike by Snyder
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charge to create a shiftNOW business account?

No. Creation of a shiftNOW Business Account is free. You will only be charged when you post a shift on the shiftNOW platform. These charges include the Shift Amount and the shiftNOW Service Fee.

The Shift Amount is how much a Shifter is paid for a posted shift. This is calculated by multiplying the shift rate by the shift hours.

The shiftNOW Service Fee is a nominal fee that is applied to every posted shift. This fee is a percentage of the Shift Amount. The shiftNOW Service Fee is calculated by multiplying the Shift Amount by the Service Fee percentage.

Do I need to download the mobile app?

No. shiftNOW clients access the shiftNOW platform exclusively through the web application:

How do I set up my payment information on shiftNOW?

Payment information for your Business Account is set up through the shiftNOW web application which integrates with the Stripe Customer Portal. The Stripe Customer Portal is a hosted portal that allows you to manage your payment method details, subscriptions, billing details, and invoices yourself.

Can anyone apply to be a Shifter?

Everyone who downloads the shiftNOW mobile app undergoes a thorough, 1:1 vetting process conducted by a member of the shiftNOW team before becoming eligible to apply for a shift.

What types of work can I post on shiftNOW?

The shiftNOW platform supports a number of different types of work. This currently includes:

  • Concessions
  • Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Event Cook
  • Dishwasher
  • FOH Support
  • Host/Hostess
  • Merchandising
  • Runner
  • Server
  • Server Assistant
  • Stage
  • Grillmaster
  • Busser
  • Bartender (beer/wine)
  • Bartender (liquor/beer/wine)
  • Event Server
  • Housekeeper
  • Janitorial
How do I start posting shifts?

Before you can start posting shifts, you must set up your payment information. Once your payment information has been provided:

  • Click Post A Shift
  • Create your shift type
  • Select the date of your shift as well as the start and end time
  • Provide the hourly wage your business will pay
  • Provide any relevant instructions to the Shifter through the "Shifter Instructions" section
Are there any limitations on how much a Shifter can be paid or how many hours a Shifter can work?

Yes. All shifts posted through shiftNOW must pay a minimum of $15 per hour and be at least four (4) hours in length.

How do I add multiple users to my Business Account?

To add multiple users, select “Users” on the left-hand side of your Business Account. Select “Add User” from the top right corner of your screen. From there, you can add desired users and assign their roles as either a Client Admin or Location Manager.

Can I hire a Shifter to work at my business full-time?

Yes. shiftNOW’s platform allows Shifters to indicate whether they’re temporary workers or open to full-time opportunities. If you’re satisfied with a Shifter’s performance and would like to add them to your staff full-time you may do so without incurring a placement fee.

Contact Us

You can contact the shiftNOW team at 843.974.8822 or complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.