NEW! Pizzaiolo

  • Job Reference: Julienne Bruno
  • Date Posted: 6 October 2021
  • Recruiter: JULIENNE BRUNO
  • Location: Unit 3, Hawkers Yard, Stonefield Way, Ruislip
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Pizzeria
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Kitchen & Warehouse Operations - Pizzaiolo 

Job Description | October 2021  

About us 

How we eat and what we eat is changing, and changing fast. Yet, plant-based products are still seen as an “alternative”, which usually means a compromise. We are changing that. We are creating first choice plant based products, starting with cheese, presented on the perfect stage, the all time favourite pizza. We are humbly seeking perfection and creating new things in our own way, but grounding that in the honesty of great ingredients, made with love and care. We are not creating alternatives, we are creating real products that just happen to be 100% made with plants. 

We are an investor backed, fast-growing London based food startup building a D2C operation launching Autumn 2021. Led by experienced founders in technology and gastronomy; On the team we have Axel Katalan (Co-Founder of DeepLocation company Pointr, Ex Venture Advisor to Alan Yau), Chi San & Linda Yau (30+ years of F&B experience from fast food to Michelin Star) and advisor Alan Yau MBE (Founder of Wagamama, Hakkasan, Busaba, Princi…).

We would like your help in getting Julienne Bruno to the 46 million plant curious people in the UK. 

Our values 

🔥  Passion  🍕 Good Food   🏳️‍🌈 ✊🏾 ♀️Equality  🌍 🌱Sustainability  🚀 Ambition  🤝  Trust ✌️Kindness

The Role 

We are looking for the master of Neapolitan pizza, an expert of dough, who has a great desire to become part of an industry-defining journey. 

Working directly with Chi within a state of the art food production kitchen, the role will be responsible for overseeing, managing our pizza team and warehouse assistants all working together to create our industry redefining portfolio of products. 

  • Contribute to, implement and manage our daily food pizza production strategy and schedule

  • Help build, train and lead the future pizzaiolo team (and shifts) in a positive and proactive manner to build the team and culture ready and rearing for our future growth, impact and challenges together.

  • Compliance: health and safety, hygiene levels and chemical training and accurate maintenance of all relevant due diligence documentation  

Job Qualifications

+2 years’ experience in pizza dough works

  • Demonstrable experience in a high volume environment 

  • Passion for great food and well managed operations - A passionate interest in the catering industry – knowledge of current trends, well read, eats out in interesting restaurants on a regular basis, talks about and gets excited about food

  • Batch cooking from standardised recipe specifications 

  • NVQ level 1, 2 & 3, HACCP Level 2 & Food Safety Certifications

  • Knowhow of food safety, hygiene and food allergens 

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • A strategic thinker with the ability to conceive ideas, implement, execute, and follow-up

  • An excellent communicator and team player

  • Highly organised and ability to work in a fast-paced, result-oriented environment

  • A competent communicator and ability to present to colleagues, peers and clients

  • Financial awareness and understanding of a food profit and loss account and articulate how to control food cost and generate a positive food margin

  • Evidence of being organised and possess excellent planning skills

  • Proven ability to manage and lead a team of chefs

Extra nice to have 

  • Experience working in a production kitchen which manufactures food & beverage products or plant-based products.

  • Previous experience in a BRC accredited environment would be beneficial for any candidates for this position

This role will be based in our London HQ in West Ruislip. 

Our Offer 

  • Be part of a growing startup and help create an industry defining brand 

  • 30 days holiday a year (including Bank Holidays) 

  • 10 weeks of full pay for maternity/paternity leave

  • A meaningful bit of Julienne Bruno that you can own

  • Lot’s of Julienne Bruno tastings!

  • Competitive base salary (£35k - £40k)


Please send us an email to including

  • CV

  • Covering letter – maximum one side, including your thoughts on the actions you would take and impacts you would like to make in your first 6 months. 

  • A bullet point list with your favourite app (and why), restaurant, meal and book

A fair chance

At Julienne Bruno we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity & reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.