If you’re looking for flexible, part-time work cooking for restaurants, your best option would be to scan your local marketplace. However, if you want to supplement the work you find there with part-time jobs cooking for restaurants as a gig worker, there are two good options.
Jitjatjo connects cooks, bartenders and servers with jobs in several industries, including education, hospitality and health care. It differs from most side hustles in that the company actually takes you on as a part-time employee, paying Social Security, income tax withholding, and giving you some paid time off. This rapidly-growing staffing company is mainly available on the U.S. East Coast. Learn more about Jitjatjo here.
Qwick connects individuals and companies that are hosting events with cooks, waiters, bartenders and concession attendants capable of staffing these events. Operating in eight major markets, the site promises to provide potential workers with all the information they need to accept or reject a shift.
This includes the location, start time, pay, staff contact, parking, and dress code. The site also encourages long-term relationships between employers and freelance staff — a big positive. The site’s geographic footprint is also bigger than that ot Jitjatjo, operating in 23 states. Learn more about Qwick here.