Meet our Team

We all have our specialities and when put together that provides the unique service of bringing people together through delicious food experiences.

Damien Pestell

Started Community Oven in 2015 with little more than a spark of an idea, which lit the fire. A local lad who has a lot of energy for people, food and making change through business.

Michele Macaro

The real deal, an amazing pizzaiolo who runs our food operation. Michele grew up between Rome and Naples and is dedicated to bringing his amazing cuisine to Sussex.

Dot Kirk

A native Northerner but fluent French and Italian speaker Dot looks after the Community side of our business. Dot has been a Community organiser for a number of years and is an expert at creating change in communities

Miles Young

Our young gun, trainee pizzaiolo and another local lad. Miles can cook a mean Margherita and you won’t meet a nicer or harder working young person. Miles is currently studying for his A-Levels but can be found every Friday in Heathfield.

We invite you to be a part of our vision & to make a difference