Seasoned, a San Francisco-based company, has announced that it will build a state of the art professional networking platform for foodservice and hospitality workers. Seasoned.co is the first foodservice-centric community designed to connect workers with jobs, talent and career development opportunities and will be a spin-off of HotSchedules, which provides technology solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries. The company will aim to remove friction, reduce cost and improve matching outcomes of current hiring solutions within the foodservice industry.
"There is tremendous potential in helping restaurants solve the number one issue that determines their success or failure--reducing the cost and dramatically increasing the success of recruiting and retaining quality employees," said Kevin Costello, chairman of HotSchedules. "This investment of $20 million from TPG Growth in Seasoned is a tremendous vote of confidence in our ability to create a professional network that will help those in the industry create better teams, help workers really thrive and ultimately build better lives."
The foodservice industry remains an economic powerhouse in the US, providing full and part time employment to millions in the USA.