Jobs at Mapperton House and Gardens, Beaminster


Seasonal Chef / Cook

Mapperton House & Gardens is a popular visitor attraction near Beaminster in West Dorset.

We are in the process of converting a 17th century stable block into a new cafe, bar and events space, supported by a fully equipped commercial kitchen. This exciting project will mean that Mapperton can offer its house & garden visitors a wider selection of food and drinks, as well as providing an outstanding historic venue for weddings, parties, seminars and other events. The cafe and venue are due to open in May 2018, with temporary cafe facilities in place from the beginning of March 2018.

We are looking for a seasonal Chef/Cook to start as soon as possible. Seasonal contract ends 31st October 2018.

Pay dependent upon experience. Average 40 hours per week.


  • Experience in a busy café
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Passionate about cooking food using local ingredients
  • Able to create menus
  • Baking experience

Training Skills:

  • EHO experience

Qualities: Multi-tasking, Flexibility, Creativity, Organisational Skills and Passion


  • Pay dependent upon experience
  • Average of 40 hours per week
  • During the season (April to October), the cafe is open from Sunday to Thursday

Please send a CV and cover letter to

Closing date is Monday 26th February.