Catersource 2021: Staffing smart to rebuild your business
After one of the most trying periods for the catering industry in recent history, corporate events, weddings, and private parties are finally picking back up again. With a labor shortage, though, many caterers and event businesses haven’t been able to keep up, forcing them to turn down opportunities and leave revenue on the table.
What does a prep cook do?
A prep cook may play a supporting role in the kitchen, but their job is just as important as anyone else’s. Almost every chef and line cook has spent time as a prep cook before moving their way up the ranks. Without prep cooks, the line cooks’ jobs would be much harder. But what does a prep cook do, exactly?
The short answer is that they prepare ingredients that higher-up cooks and chefs need to make the dishes for the customers. When a chef finds a prep cook who is a good fit for their kitchen, they want to keep them around.
Prep cooks are in high demand, and if you’re interested in the role, you’re in luck — there are lots of high-paying prep cook positions available right now on Instawork. But what does a prep cook’s day-to-day look like? How much does a prep cook earn? And what skills does a prep cook need? Find out the answers to all these questions and more below.
4 Ways Companies Are Handling The Post-Pandemic Warehouse Labor Shortage
At the recent Warehousing Education and Research Council Digital Experience (WERC DX) 2021, several panels focused on how distribution operations are responding to the current labor climate. One session included two Instawork customers, Sara Custer (Head of Operations at Farmstead Groceries) and Mike Wargocki (VP of Manufacturing at Sun Basket). Below are the four main takeaways from these sessions.
[Survey] State of Hospitality Business in 2021
With the hospitality industry poised to bounce back in a big way, we wanted to hear how companies are gearing up, where their heads are, and how we can be ready for them in 2021 and beyond. We partnered up with the International Caterers Association to surveyed over 100 catering and hospitality businesses in April 2021—here’s what they had to say.
[Survey] How Are Workers On Instawork Different?
Our customers repeatedly tell us that the workers from Instawork are better than what they get elsewhere. They note how the workers are consistently motivated and reliable. To dig into how and why this is, we conducted a survey of over 400 Instawork Professionals to learn what sets them apart. Here’s what you need to know.
Temp Workers vs. Gig Workers: What’s the Difference?
There are classification differences and plenty of data to tell us who these workers are and what their priorities are. Across all categories of workers, there will be a range of skills, experience levels, preferences, and processes—so the more you know about what you’re getting with each, the easier it will be for you to find great matches.
Let’s start by looking at two broad categories: temp workers and gig workers.