José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup selects Landed for hiring in its new venture in New York, with four unique dining destinations


ThinkFoodGroup is accelerating hiring by opening new restaurants across the United States, including restaurants within the Ritz-Carlton, Nomad; Landed helps CEOs find qualified hires faster

Landed helps automate many facets of hiring for restaurants and retailers

Landed helps employers automate many facets of the hiring process, including candidate screening and interview scheduling.

Landed helps employers automate many facets of the hiring process, including candidate screening and interview scheduling.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Landedwhich provides the leading end-to-end recruitment engine for the foodservice and hospitality industries, today announced that ThinkFoodGroupthe company behind José Andrés’ award-winning restaurant group, is now using Landed to help find qualified employees for its four new dining destinations at the Ritz-Carlton, Nomad, which will open this spring.

ThinkFoodGroup is committed to finding great talent with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. With this objective, finding good recruits to grow and progress within the company in a difficult job market is not an easy task. ThinkFoodGroup invests in technology to accelerate and automate the hiring process, find great candidates, and free up team time to focus on building brand concepts and opening exceptional restaurants with unparalleled dining experiences .

“We need to hire a lot of talented people in a very short time as we are opening four diverse dining and cocktail experiences within the Ritz-Carlton, Nomad this spring,” said Amy Kurth Anderson, Senior Director, People for ThinkFoodGroup. “Landed has stood out for us because our GMs and Chiefs can now engage with thousands of candidates in an automated way and Landed will take care of the end-to-end hiring process. While Landed helps us find those great recruits faster, our team can focus on building our new restaurants. It’s really been a game changer in terms of how we can grow our business quickly with the right people in place. »

How Landed works

Hospitality workers download the Landed Jobs mobile app and are guided through setting up their Landed profile, which includes short videos as well as details about their work experience, location, team availability and goals professionals. Landed’s AI-powered smart matching technology matches candidates with jobs and employers closest to them.

Hiring managers access the Landed Employer Portal and enter hiring goals and criteria across all locations. Landed then automates the end-to-end recruiting process with its intelligent conversational AI and matching technology: finding, vetting, engaging, arranging interviews, and hiring top-notch candidates. This eliminates manual labor for hiring managers, delivering dozens of hours of time savings each week while driving a 3.5x higher hire rate.

Landed Founder and CEO Vivian Wang said, “ThinkFoodGroup is a great example of a company that is committed to finding good hires to stay with the company long-term. Landed will allow ThinkFoodGroup to grow its restaurants and brands quickly, as we do the heavy lifting when it comes to finding and recruiting talent. This means that ThinkFoodGroup can focus on building its brand, building its new restaurants and creating unique dining experiences for its customers.

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About José Andrés | ThinkFoodGroup
Founded by Chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for renowned restaurant concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Miami, the Bahamas, Orlando, New York and Chicago. The nearly three dozen restaurants share a variety of dining experiences from food trucks to world-class tasting menus, including José Andrés’ two-star Michelin minibar in Washington, D.C. Twice named one of the “100 Most Influential People” by Time and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation as well as the first “American Express Icon Award” by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, José Andrés is a culinary innovator internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup. For more information, visit

About Landed

Landed provides the first end-to-end recruitment platform that helps restaurants and hospitality employers hire top-notch candidates fast. Landed makes CEOs happy and helps companies save time and money by automating candidate sourcing, hiring, and interview scheduling. Its intelligent matching and conversational AI technology connects candidates with employers based on each employer’s personalized criteria, selecting candidates based on more than 50 data points, which helps to hire better candidates more quickly. Landed also offers blue-collar financial products to promote financial wellness. Hundreds of leading businesses, including Blaze Pizza, Chick-fil-A, and Panera, trust Landed to help them fill their vacancies ASAP. Learn more about

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