Santa Monica,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 10321

Hospitality only professional network & recruiting platform.

Our mission at is to make service and hospitality professionals more likely to succeed in their careers. 

 We started Industry because we saw the following problems facing the Hospitality Industry:

  1. Paper resumes do not showcase the skills and talents that matter most in the hospitality industry. You can't see someones passion, skill, or personality.
  2. Craigslist is not a trustworthy platform for finding jobs and is simply a black hole for job seekers. Restaurants waste time and money posting jobs on Craigslist and end up connecting with people without real hospitality experience.
  3. The Industry is all about who you know but before Industry there was not a platform that hourly workers used to brand themselves and connect professionally.
  4. The hospitality industry has one of the highest turnover rates of any industry.

Our solution and how Industry works:

  1. is an online community for hospitality professionals, not just a job website. On Industry, hospitality professionals create profiles that replace their resumes. Hospitality professionals use these profiles to brand themselves professionally, to connect with mentors, share content, and apply for jobs. We are eliminating the need for a paper resume.
  2. Industry is a platform for hospitality companies (restaurants, bars, nightclubs, hotels, etc) to brand their company culture and employee experience with an active network of hospitality professionals. All companies that recruit on Industry are verified and only legitimate job opportunities are allowed.
  3. We've developed a network of active front of house and back of house professionals for hospitality companies to recruit from. Hospitality companies can recruit staff with real hospitality experience on Industry.
  4. Hospitality companies can streamline their recruiting process by using the simple applicant tracking system to manage their entire recruitment process.

At our core, we are a data company focused on matching hospitality professionals together with jobs and professional connections. Industry provides the following services to hospitality companies:

  1. Job Postings
  2. Candidate Search
  3. Job Fair Support
  4. Text Recruiting
  5. Email Recruiting
  6. Contingency Recruiting
  7. Recruitment Consulting
  8. Employment Data & Analytics
  9. Employment Branding
  10. Company Career Pages
  11. Applicant Tracking Systems
  12. Applicant Tracking System Enterprise Integrations

Here is a testimonial from the Cohn Restaurant Group on Industry:

Here is a testimonial from Evan's Hotels on Industry:

Here is a quick 1-minute video on how Industry works:

Brands: Industry

 Show Specials

  • Come by our booth for a 50% off coupon. You must visit our booth (10321) and grab the voucher from us! Offer must be redeemed by 5/31/2019.

    Industry Pro is $79/month/location and there is no contract or long term commitment required. With Industry Pro you get 2 job posting per month that last 30 days. You also get all of these additional benefits:

    ​Recruit From Our Network: Applicants apply with profiles, letting you learn more about a person than a paper resume could ever tell you. Plus, we’ll tell you who’s qualified and who’s not, so you don’t have to waste time on people you would never hire.

    We Market Your Jobs For You: We save you money and get your job openings the maximum exposure by marketing them through various social media outlets & job boards.​ 

    Save Time & Stay Organized: Our easy to use Applicant Tracking System helps you keep track of where each person is in the hiring process. You can also message applicants directly on the platform and schedule interviews with one click.

    Power the Career Section of Your Site: Integrating Industry into your site sends anyone who’s interested in working for you to apply via your Industry proile, making it a one stop shop for all your applicants. You’ll never have to accept a paper resume again.

    Build an Audience of Followers: Create a company proile that shows why your business is an amazing place to work and visit. Our members can follow your business and see when you share content or post a job on your Newsfeed.


 Press Releases

  • Contact:
    Matthew Cecil




    Industry, a hospitality only professional network, pushes an initiative to increase line cook wages through data-backed salary recommendations in over 100 U.S. cities

    Chicago, IL (May 16, 2019)Industry, a hospitality only professional network with members in every state, announces results of a nationwide analysis of line cook wages. The report reveals a disparity between average annual salaries for line cooks compared to cost of living in over 100 major U.S. cities across 50 states.

    The survey sheds light on the current state of the line cook profession, and in support of Industry’s mission to make service and hospitality professionals successful in their careers, provides data-backed recommendations to employers for average hourly wages. The recommendations equip hiring managers with the tools and insight to stand out against competitors in an effort to recruit and retain top talent.

    The survey further revealed that while 87% of cooks care more about the company they work for than how much they get paid, 38% of line cooks say they would leave their job to make $0.50 more per hour. Noting that the work of a line cook is invaluable to the success of a kitchen, Matthew Cecil, Industry’s Chief Executive Officer says that data shows how cooks have options, and simply cannot be paid minimum wage.

    “The work of the line cook is often undervalued compared to the quality of talent needed for a thriving kitchen,” said Cecil. “For cooks, this lack of alignment can result in poor quality of life, which in turn impacts job performance. On the other side, low wages lend to a lackluster hiring pool for managers to recruit from - that’s a lose, lose for everyone.”

    Through presenting data-backed salary recommendations, Industry supports both the cook and hiring managers with insider insights that allow companies to stand out against their competitors and connect with the best line cooks in their city. For cooks, Industry promotes jobs at the most sought-after hospitality companies in the world, which value the time, talent, and contributions of their employees.

    Click here to download the full report, conducted by Industry


    Industry will be on-site at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, Illinois from May 18 until May 21, and is available for comment at Booth Number 10321. To coordinate an interview with Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Cecil, contact Liz Rojas at

    About Industry: Industry, a nationwide hospitality only professional network with members in every state is on a mission to make service and hospitality professionals successful in their careers. Through an Industry Profile, job seekers create a custom profile to showcase their unique experiences, network, and connect with co-workers, friends and mentors. Industry allows companies to recruit and retain top talent, and for talented professionals to discover jobs at the most sought after hospitality companies in the world. For more information, visit, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Join the conversation with the hashtag #qualityoflifemovement.

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