The perks of being a chef at a St Austell Brewery pub

B eing a chef is about more than turning up to work simply to earn a living. It’s a deep-rooted passion that requires a high level of skill, diligence, and dedication to delivering experiences that delight people from all walks of life.

Creating culinary magic is seen as being akin to art by many, and rightly so, making it undoubtedly one of the most rewarding occupations around. Whether you’re looking to sink your teeth into a new chef job or are dreaming of getting your foot on the ladder to a career in hospitality, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are five reasons why a chef career, or a chef apprenticeship, with St Austell Family Group, is the right choice for you.

Inspiring locations

You could find yourself working in a characterful pub that’s nestled beside the seaside or tucked between swathes of rolling green countryside. With an abundance of natural beauty on your doorstep, don’t be surprised if the sublime surroundings have an influence on your creative flair.

Our collection of pubs, inns, and hotels spans desirable locations across the West Country, from the spectacular golden sands of Cornwall and Devon to Somerset’s Jurassic Coast and the vibrant streets of Bristol and Bath.

Work with the best ingredients

Not only are the locations outstanding, but they’re peppered with equally impressive suppliers. You’ll be cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. They’re great to work with and taste even better served on the plate.

We have a trusted network of local suppliers, the majority of which are family-owned businesses located in Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset. We’re committed to sourcing as much sustainable local produce as we possibly can. Oh, and our menus pair brilliantly with our beers and hand-selected wines too, of course!


Career and development opportunities

No matter what stage of your career you find yourself in, there’s a future for you here once you become part of the family. As a company, we’re committed to providing memorable experiences that inspire and ‘wow’ our guests, with our food and drink offering playing a large part in that.

We can’t deliver this without gifted people. That’s why we nurture the talent found in our kitchens, from Chef Apprentices right up to the Head Chefs that oversee it all. You’ll receive industry-leading career development and training opportunities, with plenty of fun to be had along the way. Your adventure starts here. Who knows where it could take you?

Showcase your talent

We believe in giving our Head Chefs the freedom to stamp their personal style on our menus. Make the most of our enviable suppliers list and get creative with the quality ingredients at your disposal.

Our changing specials are where our chefs showcase their culinary identity. Not only that, but we also encourage ideas and input when it comes to curating the seasonal set menus that appear across our managed estate.

Cooking up new career opportunities

Are you a whiz in the kitchen? You could join our close-knit team and craft culinary delights from fresh, locally sourced produce. Find your next adventure in the South West with a St Austell Brewery pub.