There’s a job going for a professional pizza taster.
Lemme say it again – there’s a job going for a professional pizza taster – someone who tastes pizza and gets paid for it.
Would it not be the best job in the world, bar professional sleeper? Probably? Am I jealous that in around a month or so, it’ll be someone’s 9-5? Seething.
Bath Pizza Co haven’t really done millennials any favours when it comes to the laziness tag, but who are we to complain?
They wrote on their vacancy page:
We’re looking for a pizza taster to sample our new menu at Bath Pizza Co. The ideal candidate will be an experienced pizza connoisseur with a love for wood fired flavours.
You’ll have a cultured palate and be able to feedback your professional opinion to our head chef and you’ll have the chance to try each of our pizzas and influence our menu. We serve thousands of people every month so ensuring our menu excites and delights our customers will be a key part of this role.
You needn’t worry about travel as well, as all costs are covered. So long as you’re the right guy…
We’re looking for a real pizza lover to test our new menu, feedback to our chefs and help us refine our menu. Location doesn’t matter. We’ll even cover your travel costs – flights, train fares, fuel – for the right candidate.
I was fortunate enough to speak to Bath Pizza Co’s ownner Alex to (definitely not use media perks to guarantee I get the job for the sake of a follow-up article), find out a little bit about the brains behind the idea!
Alex told UNILAD:
We’ve been casually testing our pizzas with customers, partner producers and friends since we opened in 2016 but we wanted to have someone solely dedicated to tasting and feeding back to our chefs with fresh eyes on our menu.
We thought ‘what if we can find a specialist pizza eater to come in and get to grips with our pizza for a few hours a week?’ To make sure we attract quality applicants we’ll be paying a competitive salary.
How many applicants must this thing have? Which weirdo seriously wouldn’t apply to eat pizza and get paid for it?
Within 6 hours of the job being live we’d had 132 applications without really telling anyone about it. Today, 18 hours on we’ve just had our 529th.
The thing about this gig is, literally, it only requires the ability to chew food. Technically speaking, a dog could do it.
Alex gave me the main credentials, adding:
We’re looking for someone who loves pizza as much as we do. Our wood fired oven is our baby, so someone who can stand out in their application with a clear vision for what makes awesome pizza is key.
We’re looking for someone with serious pizza experience, a cultured palette and isn’t afraid of sharing their opinion with our team.
Like me, you might be thinking: is it possible to get fired as pizza taster? What would you have to do? Turn down pizza, as if anyone has ever done that? Take a poo on a slice of Hawaiian? Murder Papa John?
‘By not eating enough pizza,’ Alex tells me. ‘Just kidding – we wouldn’t sack anyone, they’d be wood fired.’
Click here and apply for the job if you think you’ve got the chops.