Field Chef

Job Details

 The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 9 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. Other than August when we operate Camp Wilderness, check out our website for 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 role and ability to inspire and introduce students to food giving them a truly inspiring wilderness experience they’ll never forget. Food is always the talking point of camp, so this role is cruical to making camp a success.

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


Blenheim Palace, Boughton Woods, Castle Howard, Cholmondeley Castle, Cornbury Park, Cuffley Camp, Knebworth House, Penshurst Place and West Dean College

To apply please submit an online application on:

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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