CultureBeing part of the pieminister team is a bit like being part of a sprawling, rambunctious family. Think The Sopranos but with less politics and less mobster activity. Oh, and there's also two Tony's...
As well as eating together and looking after the allotment, there's a few essentials that new recruits need to bear in mind....
we work hardFrom the kitchens to the offices, from muddy festival fields to beautiful banqueting halls, everyone at pieminister gives their all. Most of the time it's lots of fun:
but there are times when we just need to all roll our sleeves up and get stuck in.
we play hardAt the end of a hard day, a hard festival season, or a long winter, we tend to get together for a good knees up. Our annual barbeque sees the competitive streak come to the fore:
as do Romany and Tristan's regular bouts of sibling rivalry:
good ideas are actively encouragedBoth Jon and Tristan are keen to share their knowledge and hard-won business success with others. Tristan has invested time and energy as a director of another award-winning local business, The Thali Café. He's also often to be seen down the pub with colleagues doling out relationship advice.
Jon is a keen ambassador for young entrepreneurs and has helped and advised many start up companies in and around Bristol as well as acting as a business mentor for The Princes Trust. He also volunteered as a Judge on the panel of the PITCH to become ‘Britain’s best business’ in 2010.