Nourish Opens with Liveli

Nourish Cafe is the product of three vegetarian friends with a passion for plant-based cooking. The trio of owners -- Sarah Bacon, Joseph Kohn and Brighton Miller -- all live within six blocks of the restaurant, and their locally-minded dream is to serve their neighbors in the Richmond District of San Francisco an otherwise difficult find for the area: healthy, meat-free, dairy-free fare, fresh juices and smoothies, and whole-grain baked goods sweetened with maple syrup and coconut.

The Challenge

“As a startup in the highly competitive restaurant industry of San Francisco, we were concerned about finding quality candidates for our new cafe.” In a small neighborhood cafe like Nourish, with just 8 seats and an emphasis on neighborhood fare, counter staff can make or break the atmosphere. The cooks had to be top of the line as well. It wasn’t enough for Nourish to find candidates quickly and without any fuss. Only the highest-quality hires would do. Enter Liveli.

The Solution

Using Liveli, Nourish Cafe was able to set up the first interview in four days. From there it was one high-quality candidate after another. The owners wanted candidates who were interested in a plant-based menu concept. Owner Sarah Bacon says, “We found the Liveli candidates to be professional, well-informed, experienced and enthusiastic about working for us. And they showed up on-time for their interviews!”


The Results

  • First hire in 7 days! That’s fast. The industry average is 25 business days.

  • 3 candidates hired for the cafe starting team


Liveli saved us a mountain of time by taking over the process of recruiting and screening candidates, and coordinating schedules for interviews. Our Liveli manager was also very responsive, and understood our business well. We look forward to working with Liveli in the future as our hiring needs expand, and we’d recommend them without hesitation for any restaurant looking for qualified team members.”

About Liveli

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