Our team are also sourced locally! COLJAN are proud to offer local people, local employment.
Serving the community and providing them an avenue for training and development within the community is key to the success and strategy. Providing our team with training, skills and confidence that they can carry through life and help. COLJAN invest in barista training, front of house skills, food and hygiene training and on the job specific training all transferrable through and enabling through life.
Meet the chef
Chris Bartlett, 23 Joined Coljan in July 2019. Prior to this, he had been working as a Chef across Dartmoor for nearly 4 years. Having trained at Exeter College and completing his training at Two Bridges Hotel, Chris has worked with accomplished Executive Chefs to learn his trade. Chris works hard to design menus that provide exciting dishes designed to make your mouth water, yet remain true to our values of affordability and value for money, for you to enjoy again and again.
Chris was semi-finalist in South West Chef of the Year two years running in both 2016 and 2017. He was also part of the team winning Taste of the West Gold award for Restaurants and 2 rosettes at Two Bridges hotel, Princetown.
Outside of work, Chris is a family man with partner Kayleigh and 4 year old son Arthur. He is also a keen walker with his dog Marley and enjoys foraging and football.
Coljan is delighted to continue to adapt our menu offering for our customers.