We've got a cracking year ahead and want YOU to join us!


We've got a cracking year ahead and want YOU to join us!

Crab Apple Catering is based 5 minutes’ walk from the beach in Swanage, Dorset.

We’re an award winning company that caters for lots of weddings, plenty of private dining, pop up events and restaurants, real school dinners and adventure fuel for local outdoor companies.

We’re looking for a new Chef.

Qualifications aren’t essential but a few years’ experience in a busy kitchen or catering company is really important. We work in different locations and kitchens each week, we need someone who is flexible in new situations. Be prepared to get stuck in you’ll be required to do some lifting and maybe even put up a tent. Don’t be shy to new challenges.

We want someone that knows about food; someone that gives a shit about ingredients, quality, and seasonality. We love talking about food and drink at work, we’re really interested in new food, new ingredients and new recipes.

This will at times be a customer facing role, we’ll need to you to talk confidently to members of the public about food, look smart and have a smile on your face. We like to have fun at work.

You’ll normally work 5 days in 7.

You’ll normally work 44 hours each week. You’ll work longer hours during the summer than the winter.

We’ll pay you a salary of £25000

If you’re great at what we ask you to do, consistent and help us improve and innovate then your salary will grow as the company grows.

We can help you find accommodation.

We’re a small company; we have really close links to lots of other companies locally that provide all kinds of different services - outdoor education, adventure sports, Tipis, farms, accommodation language schools. There’s great social; pub, food, adventure.

Swanage has some of the best coasteering, sea kayaking, climbing and mountain biking in the UK we’re perfectly located for you to get involved in it all and we know LOTS of people that can lend you kit and show you where to go and what to do.

Foraging. Spear fishing. Deer stalking. Scrumping apples. Making Cider. Blackberrying. Mushrooming.

Compensation details

Salary - £25000

Food while at work.

Loads of free opportunities for adventure sports.

Live by the beach.

Dorset is LUSH #FACT