TORONTO — Staffy, an on-demand digital marketplace — which connects restaurateurs with available contractors to ease the process of filling staffing gaps — is now available as an app in beta form. Using Staffy, foodservice employers and prospective employees can find one another and negotiate a fair wage for the required services, making it easier for both parties to find exactly what they are looking for.
“The restaurant industry can be quite transient and it takes a lot of time and energy to find and keep staff or fill gaps on the spot — particularly during the holiday season,” says Peter Faist, CEO, Staffy. “With Staffy, restaurants and hospitality companies are just a few clicks away from never being short-staffed again. We help facilitate on-demand connections to fit short or long-term needs. And with our new on-demand service, we can typically have a skilled contractor on-site within 90 minutes.”
The Staffy platform, designed and built by Peter Faist with help from Arizona Bay, has already been utilized by more than 150 leading restaurants in Toronto, including Top Chef, Joe Beef, Bar Isabel, the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Wayne Gretzky’s. Since Nov. 2015, more than 3,000 shifts have been filled through the Staffy platform, for a total of 20,000 hours of work and $330,000 in paid wages.
Staffy is currently available to bars, restaurants and foodservice workers in Toronto with plans to expand to Vancouver, Montreal and New York in the coming months. Interested parties can register to use the service by visiting staffy.ca or downloading the beta app on the iOS and Android platforms.