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From Michelin-star restaurants to local cafes, you can easily find and apply to hourly gigs or permanent work with the Instawork app.

*Currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

The Instawork app helps you:

- Increase your take-home pay with permanent jobs and hourly gigs that fit your schedule
- Connect with exciting new food and beverage businesses and build connections with other restaurant pros
- Have a flexible schedule and easily choose where you work and when
- Learn and expand your skill set with each new gig
- Get peace of mind knowing there are always gigs available when you need to pick up an extra shift
- Increase your chances to get hired permanently by working with new hospitality businesses in the area

The Instawork app makes it easy to:

- Quickly create your profile to apply for jobs or gigs - no more paper resumes
- Add co-workers and managers as references
- Apply to work hourly gigs on your own schedule and earn up to $30/hr
- Book gigs and manage your schedule
- View your earnings as you complete each job and get paid weekly
- Search and browse for permanent jobs near you - No more Craigslist searches!
- Directly book interviews for permanent jobs
- Easily schedule and manage your interviews
- Communicate with businesses right from the app

Jobs and Gigs opportunities listed through Instawork:

- Assistant / Floor Manager
- Bar Back
- Barista
- Bartender
- Busser
- Cashier
- Chef
- Counter Staff / Cashier
- Deli / Grocery
- Dish Prep
- Dishwasher
- Even Captain
- Event Server
- Event Setup and Takedown
- Food Runner
- General Manager
- Host / Reservationist
- Kitchen Cleanup
- Line Cook
- Pastry / Baker
- Prep Cook
- Runner
- Server
- Sous Chef / Kitchen Manager
- Sushi Chef

What pros say about Instawork:

"Before I knew about Instawork, I would walk into restaurants and ask if they were hiring and I always was ignored and when they did hire me they wouldn't give me the opportunity to show my skills. I was always put as a dishwasher. With Instawork gigs I walk into a restaurant feeling confident and know that I will be treated with respect".
Jose, prep cook​ and dishwasher, San Francisco

“Instawork gigs makes it more stable for me. I used to be afraid to say no to work on holidays but now I’m able to move my schedule around”.
Miriam, event server, South San Francisco

Got any questions or feedback? Reach out to us at instaworkers@instawork.com

We're currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. More locations coming soon!

Connect with Instawork:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/instawork.jobs
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/instawork.jobs
Twitter - https://twitter.com/instawork
Blog - https://blog.instawork.com

Privacy Policy - https://instawork.com/legal/instawork-privacy-policy
Terms and Conditions - https://instawork.com/legal/instawork-terms-of-use

What’s New

Version 2.28.0

Thanks for using Instawork to find hourly gigs at local restaurants and hospitality businesses. We're currently operating in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. More locations coming soon!
We've made some performance improvements and killed a few bugs. Because bugs are never good in the food business. E-mail us at help@instawork.com if you have questions or feature requests.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
605 Ratings
605 Ratings
Shellycat916 ,

A lot of bugs need to be fixed on this app

Ok first of all. I’m reading complaints from people and they are still putting 5 stars. I wish people would rate accordingly so they can fix the things that are wrong with the app. Second of all there are waaaaaaayyyyyyyyy too many people on the platform and not enough jobs. When a gig comes up it’s gone with in seconds and to make it worse the app has difficulty showing the available gig when it pops up. I’m not sure why that is. When I click on earnings or any other tab the information pops up right away. But when I try to see open gigs it can take anywhere from 1-5 minutes to open and by then the gig has been taken. The way they rank people and give certain people priority is really unfair. Also note you are an independent contractor which means they can work you your entire shift without giving you a break or meal break. A lot of the companies take advantage of that they also lie in the add and say free parking and meals provided a lot of that is untrue setting you up for failure. They also have it so other Instawork peers can rate you which I also think is unfair because people can lie to get you off the platform so they can have more work. Almost everything about this app is messed up. They really need to fix it. Hopefully another company comes out with a better version of this app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Shellycat916. Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly improving and we take feedback very seriously. We want to ensure we give every worker a fair chance on Instawork. We have lot of great workers like you and gigs are always in high demand. We will try to incorporate your suggestions in our app. Let us know if you have any other feedback on how we can make the app even better. We are always listening.

Kxjxnx ,

This app leaves futures employees with little respect

First of all I must say overall I love this app. Most of he jobs I've had have been met through this app. But the etiquette of the employers needs to turned up a notch. Someone also needs to hold employers accountable for filling out the job listing as much as possible. An example would be where I see a job for an AM SOUS CHEF and when you do the interview it's the complete opposite, wether intentional or not it's frustrating; also what's the point of having a section for employers to put required times if they won't even fill that out. There seem to be a stipulation that by leaving out the important details ( starting/ending times, shifts per week, and commute). They will attract more prospects. And there have been times where I go to an interview and wait around for 1 hour + dressed resume in hand only to be told they will have to reschedule because their busy. I take time out of my day to be prompt and ready and they'll just bat you away for whatever reason. Absolutely disrespectful. There needs to be mutual respect on both sides and there clearly isn't.

Chef M. ,

You’ll be happier on the Pared app

Do yourself a favor and use the Pared app instead🤦🏾‍♂️. I had Instawork before Pared but heard of problems other people were having on instawork like not getting paid at all, only receiving part of the money you worked for and the app kicking you out while accepting jobs, which was what I recently ran into. I tried talking to multiple representatives from the help center, the first inquiry a lady told me it was a bug that deducted the total pay after I had completed the gig. 2 months later, I haven’t received an updated or been compensated for the money they basically steal from you after you work for it. There are other huge problems they lie in the job descriptions about, like if a job’s asking you to arrive ASAP before the posted start time you’ll receive that extra time on your pay, which you’ll actually never get paid for since they hardly pay you the amount you’re already supposed to be receiving.

Developer Response ,

Hi Chef M.

I'm very sorry you had a bad experience with Instawork! I know at the time there was a bug that showed some workers incorrect gig shift totals. Please be sure to reconnect with our support for additional clarifications and to allow us to properly remedy the situation. Gabriel - Instawork Support Manager


Garuda Labs, Inc.
69.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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