Events Kitchen Team Leader

We're looking for a kitchen team leader:

This role will involve varied responsibilities both within event preparation, assisting in the general running of the kitchen and also in the smooth delivery of on site at events.

Interested? Email us at with your CV, or call Hannah on 01789 765 765 to have a chat.



Billesley, near Stratford upon Avon B49 6NE

Plus events within a 2 hour travel radius of our base, with travel time and mileage paid for beyond 30 minutes/10 miles.


Start Date:

Spring 2024



30 – 40 hours per week (Hours are to be fixed at the recruitment stage based on your needs, and are inclusive of event hours)

Hours are flexible, however a typical week in the summer could be;

Tuesday to Friday 8am – 3pm

Saturday 9am – 9pm



Depending on experience: £12- £14 per hour/FTE at 40 hrs per week: £24,960- £29,120  per year


Key responsibilities include:

Event preparation

Food preparation

Event packing (Including food and equipment packs)

Maintaining strong communication with Event Coordinators to ensure smooth operations

Manage and work together with the daily team to deliver a smooth service for and at events

On site at events, including some weekends

Ensuring health and safety systems and procedures are in place and followed

Overseeing the introduction of new employees to the kitchen and team

Wood fired cooking (in house training available)

Customer facing roles

Opportunity to be a Catering Manager

Opportunity to drive our classic vehicles (all training provided)


Drivers license preferred / Access to a vehicle

No direct previous experience required

Knowledge of wood fired cooking is useful but not essential

Weekdays with some flexible weekend availability


Benefits include:

Free food

Free on-site parking

Casual dress

Opportunities for personal development and leadership

Flexible working hours


A bit about you:

Passion and willingness to learn

Positive attitude

Keen to work in a team environment, and also individually

Genuinely friendly and caring

Hard working

Good levels of communication and standards of working

Flexible availability across 7 days of the week

Good customer service skills

Previous experience in a kitchen is useful but not essential


A bit about us:

The Wild Oven is a unique and established event catering company, offering an array of wood fired food from our converted classic vehicles.

We hold strong team values and are built on a foundation of friendship, teamwork, passion and fun!

We offer a great network of experience to build, develop and grow as a person not only as part of our team but in the future too. Many members of The Wild Oven team have continued to work big opportunities and achieve amazing things. From working in Law, Banking and Laboratories (helping with the development of the COVID vaccine!) to setting up their own businesses and even Downing Street!!

We are looking for a new, seasonal kitchen team leader to take on varied responsibilities focussed around the kitchen and team management. The role involves learning multiple avenues of event delivery whilst being given high quality training, responsibility and involvement in all aspects of the business.

The right candidate for the role will have similar values to The Wild Oven and an interest in good quality food and events.


Get in touch now!

Please send an email with your CV to

Or have a friendly chat with us on 01789 765 765

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