Head Chef / Operations Manager

Job Centre Location Totnes
Other Locations Kingsbridge
Company / Organisation South Devon Pizza Company
Salary 15,000-18,000
Job Type Agency Work
Start Date 01.12.17
Contact Name Harriette Wilkinson
Job Reference Head Chef
Posted 07/11/2017

Job Description


  • Head Chef / Operations Manager - Mobile Wood-fired Pizza Business
  • South Devon Pizza Company - Kingsbridge/Totnes area.
  • £15,000 -£18,000 a year (depending on experience) plus performance related bonus.

We are a small, friendly team based in the South Hams with an established reputation for producing the finest wood-fired pizza in the South West, using the finest local and Italian ingredients. Our dough is made in-house daily along with our homemade ‘secret-recipe’ tomato sauce.

We are looking for a friendly, passionate and enthusiastic Head Chef with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude, attention to detail and who is capable of working quickly and efficiently under pressure. It’s essential that our new team member will uphold our outstanding reputation by continuing to produce the highest quality wood-fired pizza; work independently in addition to managing logistical operations and leading our small, friendly, dedicated team whilst maintaining a clean and organised working environment. The candidate must have an enthusiasm to learn new skills and gain practical experience in managing and leading our small team.


  • To lead the daily operation and management of a mobile wood-fired pizza van - including: ordering stock, food preparation, food service and cleaning.
  • To work quickly and efficiently under pressure and maintain the highest standards whilst offering the best possible customer service.
  • Opportunity to add personal touches to the menu through implementing seasonal Italian inspired ‘specials’.
  • Working five days a week, including evenings (occasionally 6 days during our peak seasons).


  • Passionate and enthusiastic about learning new skills; creating and serving wood-fired pizzas to the highest standard with excellent customer service.
  • Willing to learn our recipes and more specialist skills i.e. hand stretching our homemade pizza dough, lighting, running and working with a wood-fired oven, fire-safety etc. (full training will be provided).
  • Capable of working individually, managing logistical operations of the business and leading our small dedicated team.
  • Preferably over 21 with a clean driving licence and feels comfortable driving our Vauxhall Movano Wood-fired Pizza Van.
  • Preferably a good working knowledge of spoken and written English and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of liasing with clients, planning menus and organising logistics for private events; and organising staff rotas.

Benefits Include:

  • Uniform provided
  • At least 28 days paid holiday
  • Considerable flexibility and control to choose members of your dedicated team.
  • Opportunity to learn specialist skills in dough making and preparation and working with a wood-fired oven.
  • Opportunities to add individual flare by introducing Italian style seasonal specials to the menu.
  • The salary on offer for this position is from £15,000 - £18,000 per annum - negotiable dependent on experience.

Job Type : Full Time

Job Location: South Hams (Kingsbridge and Totnes area)

Required experience:

- Catering 3 Years - Preferably holds at least Level 2 Hygiene Certification (not essential and training can be provided).

Job Type: Full-time


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