Filling shifts can be a major cause of headaches in the hospitality industry. Thanks to Qwick, hospitality staffing in Chicago just got a lot easier. Through our easy-to-use, efficient platform, you can connect with hospitality talent and fill shifts fast. We support businesses of all sizes in matching with qualified freelancers, including stadiums, caterers, hotels, and more. With an easy-to-use app, Qwick makes filling FOH, BOH, and event staffing shifts in the Windy City a breeze.
No matter what staff you need, we have you covered.
Front of House
Back of House
Events + Catering
Your food service staffing needs might change by the day, but luckily, our platform was built with this in mind. Qwick helps you fill over 20 different shift types in every corner of the hospitality industry to connect you with dishwashers, line cooks, banquet servers, and everything in between. Even better, our algorithm learns what and who works best for your business to fill every shift with the very best match.
Your shifts won’t be filled by just anyone, either, thanks to our careful vetting process. We ensure that each freelancer has the appropriate experience and certifications for the shifts they work. Meanwhile, our two-way rating system helps elevate talent so that you can connect with 5-star freelancers and build a custom preference pool of people you want to work with again in the future.
Hospitality staffing in
Qwick makes kitchen, restaurant, and catering staffing simple with our easy-to-use platform. Our system allows you to fill shifts fast whether you need a dishwasher tomorrow or a banquet server for an event next week. Using Qwick is as simple as posting a shift and connecting with thousands of experienced Freelancers in Chicago.
- Create an account online or on our Qwick for Business app
- Post a shift (or 1,000—we can handle it)
- Input shift details—including rates, attire, and arrival instructions
- Get matched while you get back to business
Hospitality works better with Qwick.
Experience is guaranteed.
Freelancers are vetted before joining, and our rating system helps elevate talent along the way.
We find you the best match.
Our system learns what and who works best for your business to pair each shift with the best possible match.
Our service adapts to your needs.
With adjustable rates and an easy-to-use app, our platform is designed to accommodate all types of hiring needs.
We’re here to help.
Our team is always only a text away to support you and answer questions.
They are reliable, consistent, and supportive. Their service is top notch. Their platform is easy to use and updates are always given promptly.
I was even able to hire a few professionals to join our team full-time. Qwick solved a staffing crisis for me in one week, and now I no longer need to post for emergency shifts.
Your company has been a life-saver during the past couple months. I'm so glad that your team members enjoy coming here, as much as we love having them.
Highly recommend every single staff member I have tonight. I hope they work all my events. Thank you for making my job the easiest it’s been in quite awhile.
I love the model that Qwick has established of allowing employers to hire workers FT without any conversion fee!
Where has Qwick been all my life? I just used this service for the first time in Nashville, TN and hands down easiest and most effective way I have hired so far in my 7 years of business.
Why choose Qwick for hospitality staffing in
Whatever shifts you need to fill, you can rely on Qwick for convenient hospitality staffing in Chicago. Whether you need staff for a conference in Hyde Park or a bartender for your event venue in the West Loop, Qwick has you covered. We support our business partners according to their specific hiring needs, from helping fill a shift after a call-out to assisting with kitchen staffing on a recurring weekly basis.
With Qwick, you can trust that you’re working with qualified talent that will help you get the job done right. Our algorithm matches you with the right talent for the job, ensuring freelancers have the experience and qualifications necessary to provide you with peace of mind.
We don’t just stop at connecting you with qualified talent, either—Qwick is here to help at every step. We’re always just a text message away to answer any questions or provide support. Our goal is to provide you with exceptional service in every interaction.
We already staff shifts across areas in Chicagoland, like Evanston, Oak Brook, and even as far west as Naperville, so we’re ready to help cover your shifts too.
Powering decentralized staffing in the Bay Area.
When Adam Jed approached Qwick about helping his upscale new American eatery and market, Bluestem, the assumption was that the restaurant needed what most of Qwick’s restaurant partners need: staff in a pinch.
In reality, Adam was looking for a different kind of partnership. Like in many major urban centers, the pandemic ravaged San Francisco’s dining scene. Diners were hesitant to eat out which left many hospitality workers out of jobs. In the wake of the rebound, Adam saw an opportunity to offer an antidote via Bluestem. Instead of hiring full time workers, he decided to build a decentralized staffing model, which would rely on many part time workers, offering more individuals a chance to get back on their feet while allowing Bluestem to operate more nimbly to meet market demands.
Qwick is proud to play an instrumental role in making this staffing program flow by connecting Bluestem to 30+ freelancers each month.
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Qwick is the professional platform at the heart of the hospitality industry. We empower businesses to staff flexibly and fill shifts with qualified freelancers through our easy-to-use digital platform, eliminating the inefficiencies of traditional temporary staffing. Our industry focus allows us to find and elevate the very best talent, while our technology is tailor-made to solve the hospitality industry’s most common staffing challenges.
We charge 40% on top of the freelancer’s hourly pay and give you the flexibility to set your own rates. (We advocate for livable wages, and will recommend rates based on demand and seasonality to help ensure your shifts are filled with the best talent.)
We verify that all Qwick freelancers have at least one year of relevant experience in the shifts they’re qualified for and confirm their qualifications during a personal orientation. We also validate each freelancer’s food and alcohol handling certifications (as needed for various shift types).
Any freelancer you’ve rated 5-stars will be offered first pick at future shifts with your business. You can build your custom roster of preferred freelancers by rating them with five stars.
Feel free! When you (inevitably) find someone you’d like to hire full time, you can do so with no additional fees.
We’re rapidly expanding across the country to help you fill shifts from our network of talented hospitality freelancers in 20+ U.S. cities. View the full list here.
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