Working closely with the Host, a Chalet Chef is responsible for the day to day management of their assigned chalet, ensuring that guests’ needs are at all times met whilst maintaining quality standards. As Chef, your primary function is the provision of excellent quality food and drinks, ensuring that appropriate food hygiene standards are always adhered to. You will help create a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all guests, including children.
- Responsible for all food and drink preparation in the chalet on six days of the week.
- Ascertains and caters for any special dietary requirements of the guests.
- Provides a substantial breakfast, including porridge, eggs and other cooked items, and a full cooked breakfast upon request in Premier Chalets.
- Prepares freshly baked cakes for afternoon tea, a cake must also be prepared in advance for afternoon tea on the staff day off.
- Prepares children’s teas and dinner as required.
- Writes a daily dinner menu for presentation to the guests.
- Creates a three-course evening meal (four-course in Premier Chalets) with appropriate wine and drinks, considering any special dietary requirements.
- Assists Host with setting up for, providing, serving, clearing away and washing up after all meals.
- On arrival evening, assist the Chalet Host in delivering a short but informative welcome speech for all guests advising about the chalet service and hours, including appropriate information about chalet safety.
- Ensures that all food storage and preparation areas, including cupboards, work surfaces, fridge and freezer, are immaculately clean at all times.
- Ensures that all kitchen equipment is maintained in the best possible condition.
- Monitors and records fridge and freezer temperatures on a daily basis and ensures they are maintained at a safe level for the storage and preservation of food. Reports any issues
- Assist the Chalet Host in cleaning the chalet if required
- In conjunction with the Host, the Chalet Chef sets-up and closes-down the chalet at the start and end of the season.
- Attends a weekly staff meeting to collect information about arrivals, childcare and special requirements, including dietary requirements, for the following week.
- Prepares weekly shopping lists and, in conjunction with the Host, ensures that budget targets are achieved.
- Minimum of 1 year working experience with a qualification or 2 years without a qualification
- Previous hospitality or customer service experience (desirable)
- Recognised catering qualification or extensive experience in the catering industry.
- Full, clean driving license is an advantage.
- Basic French is advantageous.
- We expect all of our team to offer a professional “nothing is too much trouble” level of Highly motivated individual
- Great guest and interpersonal skills
- Due to the UK's exit from the European Union we invite those interested of age 18 years and over with EU or dual EU/UK passports only to apply
Salary: Depending on experience
Excellent and competitive salary
Courchevel season lift pass (can be upgraded)
Ski and boots provided for the season
Return travel from and to London
Carte Neige ski insurance
Opportunity to join ski lessons
Dates: early December 2021 to late April 2022