Field Chef

Job Details

As a Field Chef you will be at the heart of our camps situated within our beautiful woodland estates, you will be responsible for preparing our delicious approved meals, catering for our residential students and staff members. We will teach you everything you need to know so no previous experience required, you will then go on to have a remarkable experience to cook in our outdoor kitchens, over our camp fires and use our outdoor pizza ovens. This is a hugely rewarding opportunity to inspire and introduce students to food giving them a wilderness experience they’ll never forget. Food is always one of the biggest highlights of camp for our guests.

  • Full training is provided for all of our roles, no catering experience required.
  • No uniform costs.
  • Staff discounts with selected outdoor brands.
  • Can also train to dual role as a activity instructor - Tribe Leader.
  • Free pitches available on our staff camps for the full season.


Badminton Woods, Blenheim Palace, Boughton Woods, Castle Howard, Cholmondeley Castle, Cornbury Park, Cuffley Camp, Penshurst Place, and West Dean.

To apply please submit an online application on:

The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 10 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors. As an outdoor residential provider our season runs from the beginning of May - October we have schools come to our woodlands throughout this time. We're looking for remarkbale individuals to join us for our summer season. 

Rates of Pay: 

Under 21: £81.60 Average Day Rate For Residential Course

Over 21: £101.92 Average Day Rate For Residential Course

Over 25: £108.09 Average Day Rate For Residential Course

Selection & Appointment Process: Candidates will be required to complete The Bushcraft Company pre-camp training programme. All appointments are subject to satisfactory training attendance, references and enhanced DBS Status.

The Bushcraft Company is committed to safe practice in recruitment 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.

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