Kitchen Manager/Head Chef  – The Bushcraft Company

Full Time

*Kitchen Manager / Head Chef*

*Contract type: Seasonal (April – October)*

*Hours: Full time Monday to Friday (occasional weekends scheduled in advance)*

*Location: Blenheim Palace grounds, Oxfordshire*

*Pay: £150 per day. Holidays pro rata’d*


We provide real outdoor adventures for children aged 7-18 years old from May to October. Arriving at one of our safari-style tented camps based in the grounds of Castle Howard, students become fully immersed in the wilderness; sleeping under the stars, and cooking over open fires. Whether they are learning first-aid techniques, building shelters or tackling an SOS scenario, our outdoor adventures are as real as you can get.


Each estate has its own fully equipped field kitchen, and you’ll be managing the team of kitchen assistants to provide quality and nutritious food for the camps. At times service could be for upwards of 300 hundred children so we need you to be highly organized, efficient and be hands on to ensure a high quality and timely service delivery.

You’ll also be responsible for ensuring your team follow all food regulation standards (food hygiene, Natasha’s law) and managing stock levels to ensure you have enough food for the camps. We will teach you everything that you will need to know so that you can ensure our high standards, quality, safeguarding, health and safety are maintained throughout.

Your day will start around 7am when you meet with your kitchen assistants and prepare for the day ahead, and will finish around 7pm after dinner service. It’s a long day but a fun one and you’ll have plenty of breaks throughout the day. You’ll need plenty of enthusiasm, energy and passion, ensuring the students leave having enjoyed the experience of outdoor cooking and trying new foods!

You’ll be able to camp on Staff Camp and enjoy the great outdoors for yourself whilst building friendships that last a lifetime with your colleagues. With regular ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ staff parties and more, you really do become part of The Bushcraft Company Tribe.

*We’re offering:*

* £150 per day – with no deductions for accommodation, food or uniform!
* Access to staff camping area and 3 meals provided per day when on shift
* Extensive training opportunities including First Aid, Open Water Lifeguard, Food Hygiene, Archery and access to over 150 online learning courses

Become part of the tribe and enjoy a real outdoor adventure by applying now.

_The Bushcraft Company is committed to safe practice in and selection that includes consideration of issues regarding child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS check if they are not already on the DBS Update Service and supply us with references._

_We are an equal opportunities employer. If you need any adjustments to your interview and assessment process, please contact our Recruitment team directly_

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 7 months

Salary: Up to £150.00 per day

* Company events
* Discounted or free food
* Free parking
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 29/05/2023

£0.00 to £150.00 per day


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