Job Category: Senior Chef
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: The Last Crumb

Dodo Pub co are looking for a head chef to lead their young and energetic kitchen team at The Last Crumb, Caversham.


The Last Crumb, part of the Dodo Pub Co – known for award-winning interiors, top-notch burgers, Neapolitan pizzas and unbeatable neighbourhood vibes. From relaxed weekend brunches to buzzing late-night cocktails, our pubs are the go-to for real good times.


From the kitchens, we offer authentic Neapolitan pizzas cooked at 400C in our wood-fired oven. Our renowned burgers are ground by a seriously good butcher, using our special double-tasty recipe. We also serve up super fresh original salads, tasty sides and wings.


From the bar we offer a wide selection of beers, wines, wonks, cocktails and craft coffee, all served up by knowledgeable and passionate staff to customers that care about quality and community.


As head chef you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the kitchen in its entirety. You’ll be an excellent communicator and inspiring leader, as confident managing people as you are in the kitchen, with great organisational skills, experience in training and team development, and a commitment to maintaining high food quality and safety standards.


So… what else do you need to be a head chef at Dodo pubs

-A confident and inspirational leader with a can-do attitude
-Positive, passionate and hardworking
-Organised and a great people manager
-A no-compromise attitude about delivering only the very best for our customers
-Able to work closely with the kitchen and operations directors and maintain our high standards at all times
-Ability to remain calm and work under pressure in a busy, team-focused environment
-Great communication skills
-Financial awareness and kitchen management skills
-A professional understanding of food hygiene and health and safety policies (Level 2 or 3)
-Minimum 2 years experience in a senior management role

But enough about you! What will Dodo offer in return? 


– Competitive salary + annual bonus

– Live in options

– 45hours working week. Overtime paid in lieu (every time)

– Dodo Unity Fund (our people’s bonus)

– Tap to Tip – 100% of tips are shared amongst our team

– Team canteen when at work

– ‘Dine @ Dodo’– Bring 3 mates once a month and we’ll pay for your food.

– Pension scheme options

– Great work/life balance

– A big annual Dodo party!



Career development


We always look to promote from within Dodo Pub Co. As a result, we have a strong belief in nurturing and developing our staff. We offer loads of training programmes and opportunities to help everyone develop to their full potential – so if you have career goals, we can help you reach them.

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