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At Applegarth, we offer a unique working environment where we strive to provide great service and food with a can-do attitude and a smile – all with a fun and friendly approach. From the Kitchen Garden and Terrace to the Farm Shop and Cookery School, our guests are the most important thing at Applegarth and their needs are at the heart of all we do. We strive to make everyone feel welcome and receive the best service and food we can offer within relaxed and inspiring surroundings.


Applegarth can offer you an exciting career path with development opportunities, NVQs and training in many different areas including horticulture, cheffing, food service, bar and cocktail training, barista training, retail management and teaching, whilst offering a good work-life balance and a positive working environment.

Cheerful Waitress

Restaurant Manager – Full-Time

We are looking for a Restaurant Manager to manage the daily operations of our busy restaurant. We are currently looking for a manager who has experience in food and beverage management, administration and restaurant management. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in supervising and training staff, enforcing company policies and creating and implementing marketing plans and creating exciting drinks menus inspired by our kitchen garden


  • Managing cash flow.

  • Responsible for restaurant opening and closing procedures.

  • Communicating effectively with employees and customers.

  • Establishing a schedule for the restaurant staff.

  • Resolving disputes concerning customer and staff complaints.

  • Maintaining financial records.

  • Managing personnel issues by hiring, training, assessing, counselling, and disciplining employees in accordance with company policy.

  • Actively participating in the marketing and advertising of the restaurant.

  • Reviewing financial records to identify areas of revenue growth or decline.

  • Ordering, designing and execution of drinks menu.

Taking an Order
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Kitchen Assistant – Part-Time

We are currently looking for a part-time Kitchen Assistant to join our team at Applegarth. 

As a Kitchen Assistant, you'll report into the Head Chef to assist the team in completing their daily responsibilities.


  • Preparing delicious, high-quality food that delights our clients and customers

  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness of the kitchen and surrounding areas

  • Ensuring the correct use of all machinery and equipment

  • Assisting with the loading or unloading of deliveries and supply vehicles

  • Representing Defence and maintaining a positive brand image

  • Complying with Food Handling & Hygiene standards

  • Complying with Health & Safety regulations

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Farm Shop Assistant – Full/Part-Time

An exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated foodies, where personal and professional development is encouraged, hard work and commitment rewarded


This position is primarily in the farm shop, however, support may be required in the restaurant at times. 


  • Food handling and preparation with excellent standards of service and hygiene

  • Engaging customers, replenishing stock, cleaning and operating the tills to provide an excellent all round experience

  • A team player, working dynamically with all team members 


  • As this is a customer facing role, high standards of customer service are required as well as the ability to work as part of the team and be flexible in your duties to meet the needs of the busy Farm Shop & Restaurant

  • Housekeeping also forms part of this role to uphold the standards of the shop so good cleaning and display skills are required

  • Support for the running of events may also be required


Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to work as a team

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