Our aim is to serve our guests and communities, and we know that starts with our people!

A range of Team Member opportunities exist at each restaurant, including front-of-house, back-of-house and leadership roles. Explore all the reasons why working at Chicken & Blues is a place to work hard, have fun and make an impact.

Become part of the family…

Working at a Chicken & Blues restaurant is more than a job – it’s an opportunity for teamwork and leadership development in a positive, people-focused environment. Chicken & Blues is an independently-owned family business. We invest in the future of our teams, and give back to our local communities. Read below about what makes working at a Chicken & Blues restaurant unique, and then find a Chicken & Blues restaurant that’s hiring and fill out a job application today.

Our people

We’re not just in the business of Chicken. More importantly, we’re in the business of people. Chicken & Blues is committed to creating a positive environment where all Team Members are valued and respected.

Giving Philosophy

Everyone’s job at Chicken & Blues is to serve. No matter our title or job description, our reason for coming to work is to generously share our time and talents. Whether it’s treating customers like friends, or serving our communities like neighbours, we believe kindness is a higher calling.

Chicken & Blues: Fund

Neighbourhood Fund

We’re proud of our local community support commitment with the Chicken & Blues’ Neighbourhood Fund. We intend to play an active role in the local neighbourhoods in which we operate, supportinglocal organisations, clubs, and individuals in need.

Chicken & Blues: Award


Despite being a small independent business, Chicken & Blues has become a brand to be reckoned with nationwide, picking up many accolades over the years, including ‘Best Family Restaurant Brand’ at Deliveroo’s UK Awards in 2019.

Perks that pack a punch!

Discounts when eating with family and friends.

Enjoy a free meal on every shift.

Partner discounts at local businesses!

Performance-based reviews and bonuses.

Annual staff Christmas party + regular get togethers.

28 days paid holiday!

Grow your career with us

Working in a Chicken & Blues restaurant offers the opportunity for teamwork and leadership development in a fast-paced environment. Many Team Members are offered advancement opportunities at their restaurant, and many others take the skills they’ve learned working at a Chicken & Blues restaurant to pursue other opportunities. Either way, it will be a place where you’ll be proud to work and that will prepare you for the future, wherever it may lead.

C&B Training

 Whether we’re helping you to fulfil your full potential in your current role, or helping you to aim even higher, we’ll work with you to make sure it happens. We intend for you to enjoy your journey with C&B – if you’re happy, our customers will be happy too!

During the first month we’ll show you the basics and continue from there. Our training programmes are tailored to individual needs, putting you in control of your own journey. Whether it’s learning new skills, learning about yourself, or learning from others, we’ll provide the map and guidance. You can be assured that, whenever we can, we’ll make it a fun onboarding as a Team Member!

Happy crew!

Team Members are what make our restaurants so special. They care about the work they’re doing, beyond just serving a great meal. But don’t take our word for it – hear why these guys think it’s awesome to work at C&B.

Chicken & Blues: Glen

“I have been with C&B for 6 years now, and am proud to be General Manager of the Poole restaurant, as well as leading food development for the business. I think there’s a home for everyone at a Chicken & Blues restaurant. Everybody will find a place that fits them”.

Glen Dillon-Lee
General Manager
Ashley Cross Poole

Chicken & Blues: Mel

“Chicken & Blues has a real family feel, which is one of the main reasons I have been with the company for nearly 4 years now. I have 2 young children at school, and to be able to work my hours around my parental responsibilities, with such flexibility, has been so helpful to my own family”.

Malanie Bendall
Front of House Supervisor
Chicken & Blues Poole

Chicken & Blues: Alex

“You could start as a trainee supervisor, then become a supervisor, then a development trainer, just like I have! I’ve been with the company for just 2 years, and have worked my way up the ranks as my commitment has been recognised – which is what C&B is all about!”

Alex Down
Talent Development Manager
Bournemouth & Poole

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