Head Pizza Chef

  • Job Reference: 23
  • Date Posted: 23 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Pizzaiolo Tribe
  • Location: Bedford Hill, London
  • Salary: £14.00 to £15.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: bonus
  • Sector: Pizzeria
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Yard Sale Pizza serve award-winning neighbourhood pizza. We're a young but growing business currently with 8 sites, offering plenty of career progression for hard working individuals.


We're looking for a Head Pizza Chef, a collaborative team leader who has excellent pizza skills and wants to grow with a fast-expanding company. You'll be leading a hard working team of chefs in a busy environment using a shiny new Marana oven and other brand new equipment. You'll report to the Kitchen Operations Manager and General Manager, and run all areas of the kitchen on site, as well as compile rotas, conduct reviews and other management duties to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen whilst keeping a positive working environment for the team.

As Head Chef you will be responsible for:

  • Pizza quality, kitchen speed & service

  • Training and maintaining a competent chef team

  • Hitting GP and portioning figures

  • Maintaining a 5* Food Hygiene standards

  • Rota & staff costs

  • Stock ordering & rotation

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Masterclass Pizza-making skills with a passion for pizza.

  • Be highly skilled in making neapolitan style, pizza: making and stretching dough and baking in a stone-based marana oven, and able to teach these skills to others.

  • Experience leading a team

  • first-class organisation skills and attention to detail

  • Kitchen management experience - knowledge of risk assessments and food safety and hygiene in a commercial kitchen.

  • Be eligible to work in the UK and have excellent communication skills

What's on offer:

  • Hourly rate of pay starting from £14 per hour

  • Up to 45 hours per week (usually around 40)

  • Paid overtime

  • Holiday paid in days off or in cash

  • Monthly bonuses based on KPIs (once out of probation)

  • Working with a brilliant team in a fast-growing company

Other perks include:

  • Free pizza on shift and brilliant discounts for family and friends

  • Staff parties throughout the year

  • Uniform and other merchandise to celebrate your milestones working with us

  • 50% off all merchandise

We look forward to hearing from you!


The location: Our second shop south of the river in Balham serving the folk of South-West London, second shop opened in the midst of the pandemic in March 2021 and still going strong! We are open for delivery & collection seven days a week, with a few spots outside to perch with your pizza when things are bit more normal. We've moved into an exceptional neighbourhood, with plenty of restaurants and bars to grab a drink after work :)

About Us: This year we're closing for Christmas to allow all of our staff to have a well-deserved break! The shops will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing day and 27th December, and open again on 28th December.

Yard Sale Pizza fired up the oven in 2014, starting with weekly supper clubs from our backyard in Hackney. We now offer delivery, dine-in and takeaway in 8 of our favourite neighbourhoods. Known for our collaborations, we've teamed up with illustrators, musicians, international chefs & local eateries- all on the quest for the perfect pie!

We've got really exciting expansion plans just around the corner and on the look out for great people to join us, so whether or not you see your perfect job, please get in touch and tell us why we should meet!