App that Pairs Restaurants with Skilled Workers On Demand Expands to DC Market
Pared, a mobile app that matches restaurants with skilled workers on demand, is now live in the Washington, D.C. market.
Pared services restaurant and hospitality operators in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas - New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and now, Washington D.C. Later this year, Pared will establish itself in additional major cities nationwide, including Philadelphia and Boston, with plans to continue expansion to other regions across the U.S. throughout 2020.
Staffing and retraining employees is the foremost hurdle restaurant and hospitality operators face today, in an industry facing a whopping 82% worker turnover rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pared’s platform matches restaurants with hospitality professionals, helps restaurants solve chronic staffing issues by providing them with skilled workers on demand, while also lowering restaurant overhead costs.
On the restaurant workers side, quality of life and low wages is a major challenge, with most restaurant professionals juggling multiple part-time jobs in order to piece together a living wage. Pared provides fulfilling and consistent work for this chronically underpaid, overworked group, empowering them to increase their skill sets at thousands of top restaurants and expand their networks, all while enjoying schedule flexibility and higher wages.
Many of the top restaurants and chefs in the world count on Pared to meet their staffing needs, including more than 30 Michelin-starred restaurants, with marquee names including Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Jean Georges Restaurants, Altamarea Group and Crafted Hospitality, among others. Some of the first D.C. Pared partners include Chef Kevin Tien at Emilie’s and Osteria Morini of the Altamarea Group.
Pared has separate apps for restaurant operators (Pared app) and experienced professionals (Pared Pros app), both available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Restaurant operators can also visit the Pared website to sign up to use the service.
- Restaurant professionals: Once verifiable work history and references are approved, workers can use the app to review gigs on the platform.
- Restaurant operators are matched with experienced restaurant and hospitality professionals that meet their specific needs, whether the shift is in a few hours or next week. All staff members are vetted and reference-checked for experience and reliability.