Career Pathway

At Bella Italia we want to ensure that our people have the opportunity to grow and develop with us and have a rewarding hospitality career.

To support this we have launch our Leadership Academia Programme which consists of five Development Programmes for our Front of House Team and our Chefs to develop through our internal career paths from Team Member to General Manager.

Check out our Career Pathway maps below and see if you could plot your path to greatness at Bella Italia.

Front of House

Whatever level you join the Bella Italia famiglia at, there’s always room to grow. Our friendly Learning and Development team are here to help you map out your aspirations and find your own Italy. Cathryn, joined us as a waitress at 20 years of age. Soon after graduating our Future Leaders programme, at the age of just 23, she was made General Manager of her own restaurant.

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At Bella Italia being a chef is more than a job. It’s a career. Join us as a kitchen assistant and if you have a true passion for great food and great ingredients you could find yourself managing your own kitchen in no time. Pietro, our superstar Head Chef from Cheltenham, joined us from Italy in 2013 as a kitchen assistant. Two and a half years later (plus a good few Pollo Funghi) and he's heading up his own team.

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