Chef
 

Chalet Chef

Where
Méribel, France; Méribel is part of the Three Valleys, one of the largest ski areas in the world.

When
From end Nov 2018 to end April 2019

Salary
Dependant on experience, but highly competitive.  Package includes accommodation, food and drinks, and transport (from London) to and from the resort.  Additional performance-based bonus will also be awarded at the end of the season.

Age range
No age restriction but applicants under 24 years are highly unlikely to have sufficient experience.

Overview

The Chef works alongside the Chalet Manager, Chalet Assistant(s) (where applicable) and the Chalet Assistant/Driver to manage his/her assigned chalet on a day to day basis, ensuring that the guests' needs are met at all times while maintaining the Company's standards. The chef's primary responsibility is for the provision of exceptional quality food and drinks.

We truly aim to deliver the best food in the Alps, and arguably succeed in this - we won The Times Chalet Chef 2010 award - "upmarket catergory", but our standards have improved hugely even since then. We are serious about our food and have very high standards!

Take a look at some photos (snaps - not professional!) from previous years to give you an idea of what we do / look for.

Working essentially as a private chef, you need to tailor your food to meet your customers' needs and wishes, which can be challenging, but you also have immense freedom to work on your own dishes, show your creativity and flair.

The hours are long, the job is physically and emotionally demanding and you need to be good at working as part of a team.  You must have extremely high work standards, be customer-focused, self motivated, take pride in your work at all times and be conscientious.

No shopping is required! However you are responsible for ordering chalet supplies and managing within a (generous) budget.

Previous Experience

Applicants should hold a recognised cooking qualification and MUST demonstrate at least 4 years experience in the professional kitchens of restaurants of 3 AA rosette standard / 1 Michelin star or similar, having held chef de partie or more senior positions.

Previous chalet work is not required and while spoken French is not necessary, it can be an advantage.

Good communication and team working skills are essential.

Main Duties

Service : General

Service : Cooking

Service : Housekeeping

Administration

Application

In the first instance please complete the online application form by clicking here.