Experienced Neapolitan Pizza Chef (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Restaurants)

Full Time

  Upper Bench Winery & Creamery (http://www.upperbench.ca)

  170 Upper Bench Road South, Naramata Bench, British Columbia

About us

Located at the gateway to the renowned Naramata Bench, Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery provides a distinct wine and cheese experience. Our establishment boasts a vibrant wine shop and an inviting outdoor patio. The patio, covered and misted, features an open-concept kitchen complete with a Forno Bravo pizza oven. Here, guests can indulge in authentic Neapolitan pizzas, charcuterie boards, and baked cheese dishes crafted with our premium cheese, all perfectly complemented by our award-winning wines. With seating for 36 guests, our patio offers the perfect setting for a seated portfolio wine tasting paired with our exquisite cheese selection.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Neapolitan Pizza Chef to join our team on a full-time seasonal basis. As the Pizza Chef, you will oversee our kitchen operations, leading a small team. You will be responsible for creating our signature pizzas, cheese & charcuterie boards and baked cheese dishes while maintaining the highest standards of quality and consistency. You will possess a deep understanding of traditional Neapolitan pizza-making techniques and demonstrate creativity in developing new menu items that highlight our fine cheese selection.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and bake Neapolitan pizzas according to traditional methods and recipes.

  • Develop and execute menu items, ensuring variety and seasonal relevance.

  • Manage food costing, reporting, and inventory control to optimize profitability.

  • Supervise kitchen staff, including scheduling, training, and performance management.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the kitchen and workstations. Follow and maintain food saftey plan.

  • Collaborate with management to create promotional offers and special events.


  • Proven experience as a Neapolitan Pizza Chef.

  • Expertise in traditional Neapolitan pizza-making techniques, including dough preparation and stretching.

  • Strong knowledge of food costing, menu development, and inventory management. Equipment operation & maintenance.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Passion for quality ingredients and commitment to delivering exceptional experiences.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

  • Comprehensive Benefits package

  • Employee discounts on food, wine, and cheese.

  • Positive and supportive work environment with a passionate team.

  • Enjoy vineyard views and the unique atmosphere of our outdoor patio and wine shop.


  • Full-time seasonal position, occasional evenings for special events.

  • Mid April - end of September (potentially beyond depending on harvest & weather).




$23 to $28 (plus tip share) depending on experience, education and qualifications.

How To Apply

To apply, email your resume to [email protected] or apply in person at Upper Bench Estate Winery & Creamery. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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