High-Quality, Vetted Restaurant Staff Available on shiftNOW

Say goodbye to staffing woes and welcome a world where quality, reliability, and expertise are guaranteed. shiftNOW provides you access to a diverse pool of vetted hourly workers who are ready to fill various roles in your establishment on demand.

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Fill Any Restaurant Shift With a Reliable, Temporary Workforce

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Front of the House


Meet, greet, and seat your guests with friendly and professional hosts, delivering a positive first impression.


Enhance the dining experience with servers who are attentive, knowledgeable, and committed to exceptional customer service.


Provide a clean and organized dining area with bussers who are efficient, fast and attentive to every detail.


Experience swift and accurate delivery of meals with our runners, enhancing the dining experience.


From classic cocktails to innovative mixes, our gig bartenders are skilled in elevating the guest experience, making every sip memorable.

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Back of the House

Line Cooks

Ensure consistency, quality, and timely preparation with skilled and efficient cooks.

Prep Cooks

Streamline your kitchen operations with prep cooks who are organized, diligent, and ready to assist in creating delicious dishes.

Fry Cook

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


Maintain a clean and organized kitchen with reliable dishwashing staff, essential to a smooth-running operation.

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Specialized Staff

Event Staff

Cater to large gatherings and special events with a team that’s experienced in handling every aspect, from setup to service and breakdown.

Bakers / Pastry Chefs

Delight your guests with exquisite desserts crafted by our skilled pastry chefs, bringing a sweet ending to the dining experience.

Fine Dining Servers

Our servers bring sophistication to every interaction, ensuring an unparalleled dining experience that matches the elegance of your establishment.

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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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Source Bar & Restaurant Staff For Any Event

Each event is unique, and so is our approach to staffing them. Choose shiftNOW to make every occasion an experience of unmatched service quality and professionalism.

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Work with professional and efficient staff that handle all service needs at weddings.

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Corporate Events

From conferences to product launches, we provide a workforce that’s skilled, professional, and adept at catering to a diverse clientele, ensuring your corporate image is upheld with utmost integrity.

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Private Parties

Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our staff is dedicated to providing personalized service, ensuring every guest feels valued.

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Our team ensures that the focus remains on the performance, managing the crowd and catering to guest needs with efficiency and professionalism.

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We’re equipped to handle the bustling atmosphere of festivals, ensuring that despite the crowd, every attendee receives exceptional service.

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Sporting Events

Our staff is trained to offer swift and effective service, ensuring guests can focus on the game.

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Pop-Up Events

We provide flexible and adaptable network of vetted hourly workers , adept at setting up and managing effective service in temporary and diverse settings.

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Areas We Serve

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Hilton Head

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Myrtle Beach

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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: app.shiftNOW.com.

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.