Entries by philippa

A Day in the Life Working on a Private Estate

To some, working on a private estate may seem something out of date, ‘Downton Abbey’ esk and generally something from the past. However, this booming industry is far from it. With more and more individuals training and working towards this luxurious hospitality life style, I thought it would be a good idea to write a […]

How to Write the Perfect Chalet Menu Plan

For all you Chalet Hosts and Chefs heading out on a Ski Season shortly, it must be that time of year, when you are trying to perfect your weekly menu plan. Knowing that it needs to WOW your guests as well as staying within (what can sometimes be a fairly tight) budget. But don’t worry. […]

An Interview with a Chalet Chef

Have you ever wanted to do a ski season as a Chalet Chef, but aren’t really sure what to expect? It’s easy to look through stuffy job descriptions or look online for advice and information about what your day-to-day life will be like out in resort, but we’ve gone one step further and have spoken […]

What Is A DBS, Do You Need It & How Do You Get One?

If you are working within the Private Household industry you will most likely have come across DBS checks or CRB checks at some point. It is becoming increasingly more common for families to request a full criminal record check be carried out prior to having new members of staff join their households.   What is […]

Join the Silver Swan Team!

Job of the Week – Monday 4th September 2017 Our #joboftheweek is extra exciting as it is an opportunity for someone to join the team here at Silver Swan! We are recruiting for a Resourcer/Trainee Consultant to work alongside us in the London office, so if you have experience in the private household, yacht or chalet industry, […]

Our pick of the Cookery Schools

There’s a cookery course out there for everyone – from one-day sessions in Italian cuisine, to year-long diplomas costing thousands. A cookery course isn’t necessarily essential to secure a role in a chalet, but they can really give you a great foundation to progress into a cooking career. There are hundreds of courses available, so […]

Top Tips to Finding A Ski Chalet Job

You want to do a ski season but you have no idea where to start – sound familiar? I can guarantee that you are not alone. There are thousands of jobs available each and every winter, across a huge number of different ski resorts, all sounding very similar. So, where you do you even start……? […]

How To Become a Chalet Host

We hate to break it to you, but the film ‘Chalet Girl’ doesn’t exactly depict the most accurate account of what it is like to be a Chalet Host! In actual fact, it is a lot of hard work, with often long days and plenty of cleaning – but it’s also great fun, you’ll make […]

Summer Festival Line-Up 2017

Glastonbury has been and gone, but it always feels like the iconic festival kicks off the rest of the summer. If you didn’t manage to get tickets this year (or maybe you did, but you’re looking for your next festival fix) there are plenty more events left this summer. We’ve rounded up our pick of […]