- Pizza Pilgrims
Join our Pilgrimage!
Love pizza but aren’t getting paid for your passion? We can help with that!
Pizza Pilgrims was born in a pub in Shepherd’s Bush in summer 2011 and is the brain child of brothers Thom and James Elliot who planned Pizza Pilgrims in the pub one night and the next day gave up their day jobs. They acquired a little 3-wheeled Piaggio Apé van known as Concetta, collected her from the south of Italy and spent six weeks driving her home. Along the way they learnt everything there is to know about pizza, from some of the most famous pizzaoli in the world. They discovered dough in Naples, mozzarella in Caserta and basil in Genoa - and left no stone unturned on what turned out to be a six week “Pizza Pilgrimage” through Italy. When they made it back to London, Thom & James nabbed a pitch of Berwick St market…and as they say, the rest is history!
Our team is everything so we like to celebrate that and thank our gang for all the hard graft they do, from quarterly nights out for management to annual Christmas and Summer parties, we love a good knees up. Whilst parties are great we also believe that every day is a school day, so we invest in training for everyone, the skies the limit and we actively encourage you to aim big, from KP to Head Chef, it’s there for the taking. But it’s not just the standard H&S stuff we train in, we also run regular trips to Naples in Italy to tour the Caputo flour mill and sample the lemons that make up our Pococello, giving you a full education of what Pizza Pilgrims is all about.
Our Pizza Academy
In 2019 we are launching our brand new Pizza Academy, a hub for all our training. When you join the Pizza Pilgrims family you’ll spend some of your first weeks here, learning everything from our steps to ensure great service, to the history of how Thom & James started throwing dough. And of course, they’ll be plenty of pizza tasting. So whether you’re front of house, or back of house, we’ll all get stuck in learning together.
You can expect a whole host of benefits when you join our pizza lovin’ family. You get 100% of all service charge cash, but on top of that we have…
- BUPA healthcare you can opt into
- Local subsidised gym memberships
- 50% off food when you dine in with friends and fam
- Our employee rewards program The Crust which gives you access to discounts and cashback on everything from cinema tickets to your weekly shop, to flights and hotels.
- If we’re your side hustle and you’re a creative genius then we have a Pizza Pilgrims Arts Grant up for grabs annually.
…… Oh & yeah there’s free pizza.
Be Yourself We’ve employed you because we like you - and we believe you can only be your best self by being yourself first! Be as natural as you can and bring yourself to work. We want to celebrate great people for their unique brilliance - so let your personality shine through.
Push Yourself Whether you are making pizza, looking after guests or managing teams - it is important that we have purpose in any task we take on to deliver it to the best of our ability. We want you to challenge yourself and feel comfortable doing that, but not to feel stressed or over worked. When you can find your purpose at work that’s what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning.
Enjoy Yourself The #1 reason to work in hospitality is because it is a fun and enjoyable industry full of great people! Our customers come to us to have a good time, and we should make sure we do too. Every day won’t be perfect - but look for the good in everything and stay positive when things are a challenge - we are not saving lives just making pizza!
Respect Others We are hugely proud to employ people from a huge array of different backgrounds from all over the world. We want to celebrate that diversity so everyone can be free to be themselves. Respect each other, be kind, look out for your team mates - and everyone else will do the same for you.
We are looking for great people to join the team – from managers, to pizza chefs to waiters. All levels of experience positively encouraged! We have a 'one team one dream' approach to everything we do. Team work is key to a smooth shift so we always help each other out no matter the role, helping to create that great pilgrims vibe we all love to work in every day.
Sounds like YOU? ……..then we want YOU ……. Come work with US …….join the PILGRIMAGE ……apply NOW!