Our Team AT prego
Chris (Owner/General Manager)
Chris has worked at Prego since Day One in 2003. Starting out as the Head Chef, coming to Prego from being an Area Chef Trainer at PizzaExpress, he progressed to become GM of Prego in 2005 and then bought the restaurant in 2014. Chris still works Front of House on an almost daily basis (if you know him, you know he knows you… and your favourite meal and drinks!).
He lives in Buckingham with his wife, Laura (who also works for Prego as Office Support), and their two children, who you may also have met.
Nathan (Restaurant Manager)
Nathan comes from a history of restaurant, events, conferencing and banqueting management (having first met Chris as a fellow PizzaExpress Trainer in 2000).
Working at Prego since 2016, initially on a temporary six month contract, he is still here, assuring us that it is his favourite position to date, thanks entirely to the staff at Prego, the wonderful local community that have adopted him in Buckingham and his pride in the service that everyone at Prego strives to provide.
Ollie (Kitchen Manager)
Ollie started at Prego as a part-time kitchen assistant in 2010, while at school. He is now the Kitchen Manager, having attained the position by developing himself during the following years and cultivating a brilliantly quick and efficient kitchen team that has delivered excellent consistency throughout the increasingly busy years since.
Outside of the kitchen, Ollie has a passion and talent for music; writing, recording and releasing independently.
Jordan is another of our team that started as a part-timer while at school, but has progressed due to his continued excellence, to the position of Supervisor, promoting on a daily basis all of the service etiquette that Prego holds dear.
Just like Chris, he has an uncanny ability to know what you want before you do!
Also, if you want to talk cars, this is the man to talk to!
Simmy is one of our most famous customer-favourite members of staff. If you hear laughter coming from anywhere in the building, it’s probably Simmy or because of something she has said. The quickest and coolest server that we’ve ever seen,
Simmy has been with us for over seven years, and is only seen less often these days as she is looking after her young daughter, who we’re sure will inherit all of Simmy’s crazy charm.
Kamil (Senior Chef)
Kamil has been with us since 2007, and is our Quality Assurance chief; nothing gets past him in the kitchen without it being perfect and precise. Kamil is a wonderfully patient trainer of new staff. He also tells the most amazing life stories and is an oracle of facts that keep us entertained, educated and inspired every day.
He lives in Buckingham with his wife and the most human cat you will ever meet!
Connor (Line Chef)
Yet another one who has stayed with us since his school days. Connor is now responsible for the running of the Back Kitchen, house caretaking and probably for cooking the risotto and pasta dishes that we get so many compliments about.
Usually the first to arrive at work, and also the last to leave, he loves to cook, and making sure that Prego is ship-shape… nearly as much as he loves guitars and cars!
The Extended Team
Any introduction of our team could never go by without mentioning our amazing part-timers. Completing the family is a great bunch of characters from the local community, working both Front and Back of House.
Most of the local schools are represented, as well as the university. You’ll also meet those who are raising a family, working on other projects when not at Prego, and world travellers who have chosen our town as their temporary base.