Need Staff? The Best Apps for Finding Hospitality Staff in 2022

Jan 5, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Restaurant franchises have faced the “perfect storm” over the last couple of years. Not only has hospitality coped with government restrictions and covid-related staff isolation – but now a worker shortage has forced many businesses to close their doors.


Indeed, chef shortages are expected to be particularly severe with a predicted 11,000 extra cooks needed by the end of 2022. With UK job vacancies at their highest levels since records began, anyone in the industry knows how hard it is to attract and retain staff.


But don’t despair! The good news is there are great apps designed with food franchise owners in mind. They help you successfully recruit, onboard and keep top talent. From chefs to ops managers, cleaners and delivery drivers, here’s our picks of the best apps for finding hospitality staff in 2022…




Limber is a recruitment app with a difference – it gives virtual food brands the flexibility to hire staff for a month, week or just a single shift. You choose the hourly rate, Limber takes care of the rest. 

It’s always nerve-wracking bringing new staff into your business. This is why Limber provides ratings and reliability data on all workers as well as taking care of employment insurance, payroll and tax compliance. One less thing to worry about, so you can run your kitchen!




Coople are a digital staffing agency, specializing in flexible workforce management. With more than 100,000 “Cooplers” across the UK, it’s easy for ghost kitchen brands to hire staff.


What does this mean in practice? Well, their app offers two main services – CoopleFlex and CoopleRecruit:


  • CoopleFlex allows access to a huge pool of temporary workers to build your own talent pool.
  • CoopleRecruit is the next step on the journey. Once you’ve assessed and collaborated with staff on a short-term basis, you can then hire permanently. CoopleRecruit helps you secure the best people to fit seamlessly into your existing team. Simple.




Stint focuses on the student market. They connect a keen, energetic workforce with hospitality businesses offering short shifts and part-time opportunities. If you’ve got a busy period approaching (say Christmas holidays), take the pressure off your core team whilst maintaining top-notch customer service.


Stint’s student workforce often helps food franchises for just a few hours each day, covering basic food prep and KP tasks – all the way up to chef roles. Holiday Inn, Chipotle and Humble Grape have already capitalized on their services, optimising staffing for peak-times. The Chelsea Creperie founder reported increased operating profits of 27% with perfect on-demand staffing levels. So what are you waiting for!?




Rounding off this list of the best apps for finding hospitality staff in 2022 is Caterer. Caterer is an established recruitment company, working with virtual food brands across the country.


Their simple system allows you to set-up a targeted job advert, access your account on any device and hire top talent. With over 20,000 hospitality jobs advertised, it’s one of the larger platforms out there.


Worker profiles are directly shared with employers, so you can invite candidates to apply with instant recommendations. With further integrations across Totaljobs, Jobsite, Cityjobs, Milkround and CatererGlobal – you know your job advert will be seen by the right people, fast.


For more advice on technology for your restaurant franchise, explore the Peckwater Brands blog. From systems to help with nutrition and allergen calculation to the best tech for improving your in-house restaurant ops and running platform marketing offers, we’ve got it covered. You run the kitchen, we do the rest.

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