Chatel, France

Freelance/Part-time Property Manager – Chatel, France – Seasonal

Freelance/Part-time Property Manager
Chatel, France
Seasonal

A luxury chalet in Chatel is looking for a Freelance/Part-time Property Manager to look after the chalet over the summer.

The chalet is catered during the winter and self-catered over the summer. We are looking for someone (possibly as part of a couple) to work at the chalet doing property and guest management.

Responsibilities

  • Client meet and greet
  • Chalet turnaround on changeover day
  • Some meal preparation if this is pre-arranged
  • Gardening (grass cutting, some weeding, and pruning)
  • General maintenance
  • Arranging access and coordinating repairs as necessary

The ideal candidate

  • Someone that lives in or around Chatel
  • Previous chalet/property management

Benefits

  • An hourly/ad hoc salary
  • Separate apartment with WiFi, double room, living space, kitchenette, bathroom, and bunkbed

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Chateau Assistant
Normandy, France
Seasonal

We are looking for General Assistants for a beautiful 18th century Château in the picturesque Normandy countryside and with superb nearby beaches.

The chateau is a popular destination for groups of school children, and we are looking for someone provide an excellent level of restaurant service, as well as cleaning and servicing the bedrooms and communal areas within the property.

Responsibilities

  • Serving in the bar and restaurant
  • Housekeeping of bedrooms
  • Cleaning of communal areas

The ideal candidate

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Hardworking and team player approach
  • An enthusiasm to work with school groups
  • An understanding of the French language would be beneficial

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation

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Head Chef
Morzine
Seasonal

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to join a year-round family run chalet hotel in Morzine. The emphasis in this role is the ability to draw on your own experience and creativity to design and deliver a luxury catering service. There is a small kitchen team, so you would also ensure they are trained to your standards.

Responsibilities

  • Develop creative and nutritious seasonal menus covering breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s dinner, staff dinner and guest dinner
  • Conduct staff training regarding health and safety in the kitchen, food handling and presentation
  • Prepare and serve all food to a high standard for breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s dinner, staff dinner and guest dinner
  • Maintain and replenish stock levels by liaising with appropriate suppliers and conducting a weekly shop
  • Store all food ingredients to established food hygiene standards
  • Manage the kitchen team
  • Supervise all staff working in the kitchen, including during a thorough weekly clean, to ensure it is a tidy, safe and hygienic environment
  • Provide a high standard of catering for any events such as weddings or parties as required
  • Alert the General Manager of any problems or potential problems immediately
  • Report any maintenance faults as soon as they occur using our established procedures
  • Interact and show genuine interest in our guests at all times to create memorable holiday experiences
  • Adhere to health and safety legislation and food hygiene legislation

The ideal candidate

  • Previous Head Chef experience
  • Previous chalet/villa experience
  • Have a driving license and own vehicle
  • Be a valued team player
  • Attend and contribute to a weekly staff meeting to discuss new ideas and improvements
  • Be well presented at all times
  • Have high standards of personal hygiene

Benefits

  • Excellent salary
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Regular performance appraisals to ensure your skills continue to develop

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Villa Chef
Seasonal
Lake Como

We are recruiting a chef for the upcoming summer season for a lovely villa overlooking Lake Como, Italy. This is a large property & the number of clients varies depending on the week. This will be a seasonal position, but the owners would love it if the chef wanted to return in the following years.

We are looking for a fine-dining chef who ideally has experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant and to has cooked in a private setting previously (i.e. chalets, villas or yachts) would be very beneficial. Organisation is key as you may be catering for up to 17 guests, however, during very busy periods there is potential to get help in the form of a Sous Chef. Guests typically like traditional Italian cuisine, but you must be flexible in creating tailored menus to a variety of dietary requirements and requests.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for all things to do with the kitchen including:

  • Shopping/purchasing
  • Budgeting
  • Storage of goods
  • Hygiene & Cleanliness
  • Menu Planning
  • Washing up of kitchen utensils and pans
  • Tailored menu designing and planning for each group of guests
  • Preparation and service all meals during the clients stay, this includes:
    • Preparation of Breakfast buffet and be ready for hot orders of eggs, pancakes, omelets, Full English etc.
    • Lunch Service – generally a buffet with various salads, pasta or rice dishes and one main course of fish /meat. Dessert needs to be provided if requested.
    • Afternoon tea and/or aperitivo and any snacks requested.
    • Dinner, generally 3 courses plated.
    • You will also provide one meal for staff each day.

Skills and Experience Required

  • This role would suit individuals with the following skill set:
  • Recognised catering qualification or extensive experience
  • Previous 5* catering experience is essential. Chalet/villa/yacht catering experience is desirable
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Full clean driving license.

The ideal Candidate

  • We are looking for the following key personal qualities and attributes
  • Highly professional with a 5-star service mentality
  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Proactive, work well under pressure with the ability to listen to client’s requirements
  • Self-motivated and well presented at all times

Benefits

You will be working in a team of around 15

Salary is €3000+ pcm

Accommodation – you have your own large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The position runs from 1st May – 30th September 2019

All holidays and time off are to be discussed with villa management

We require you to be respectful, responsible and professional at all times

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General Manager / Management Couple
Guernsey
Permanent

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a General Manager (or Management Couple) to run a well-established, community led pub and boutique hotel in Guernsey. The property is at a time of growth you will be able to bring your knowledge and experience to help shape the company and have autonomy to run the business down the line.

We are looking for hands-on, self-motivated and competent candidates full of enthusiasm and commitment for the job in hand. A passion and knowledge for great food and beverage is required alongside a natural ability to delivery friendly, attentive service with discreet efficiency. We strive to exceed our guests’ expectations in all areas at all times and to offer a truly personal service to our guests.

A base level understanding of the administration and accounts necessary for the smooth and effective running of a business in this field is needed. Experience in overseeing a team and strong leadership skills are essential & the ideal candidate will constantly strive to make the business the best it can be and move with the times.

You will be Responsible for the smooth running and profitability of the pub, restaurant and hotel. The job will be extremely varied, so the candidate will need to have a broad skill set, experience in this field of work, and a hands-on approach to the job in hand. This will be a great opportunity for a current FOH or Restaurant Manager who wants progression.

Responsibilities

GENERAL MANAGER ROLE OVERVIEW

DUTIES INCLUDE (NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Responsible for the day to day running of The property
  • Work alongside the Director on the running of a sister guesthouse
  • Act as a line manager to all members of the floor, kitchen, bar and house-keeping team to oversee and ensure smooth across the board
  • Oversee and implement policy and procedures
  • Take responsibility for recruitment, training and the on-going management of the team within the guidelines and objectives of the property
  • Create and maintain objectives, targets for food, bar and room sales
  • Undertake the necessary administration – banking, reconcile daily takings, wages, rotas, menus etc.
  • Ensure the building and facilities are well maintained and kept at a high standard
  • Set and monitor standards relating to customer service
  • To ensure the well-being, satisfaction and comfort of all residents and customers
  • Be an approachable point of contact for staff and customers
  • Support, nurture and guide the team; and put time aside for team events and incentives
  • Encourage and act upon customer comments and complaints to improve product
  • Hold regular staff, management meetings and maintain high levels of communication
  • Work closely with each other and Director to ensure high quality service delivery
  • Assist in building the events calendar and marketing in house
  • Promote and put together functions, events, outside catering and weddings
  • Be hands on whenever required and remain adaptable in the event of being short staffed

The ideal candidate

REQUIREMENTS (NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in customer service environment
  • Strong food and beverage operations skills
  • Have proven skills and experience in the day to day running of a pub, restaurant or hotel, gaining and retaining the respect of staff, and creating a management presence which customers can easily identify.
  • Experience in successfully managing, leading and motivating a team
  • Established a highly personalised style of service
  • Proficient in IT and accounting
  • Business minded, highly motivated and forward thinking
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and strong communication with both customers, suppliers and staff
  • Exceptionally organized, practices good time management and excellent attention to detail

HEAD CHEF OVERVIEW (BAR MANAGER OPTION AVAILABLE)

Responsible for the smooth running, success and profitability of restaurant. Management of and assisting in recruiting a strong and happy kitchen team. Keeping the kitchen accounts and admin in good order and maintaining the great supplier relations we have built. Re-working meus regularly according to the seasons, feedback and local produce available. Responsible for putting together function menus and planning outside catering events. You will need to work alongside the General Manager and Director to meet the needs of the business, finance and product.

REQUIREMENTS (NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Three years’ experience in a reputable restaurant or gastro pub is essential
  • A keen financial awareness, responsible for achieving the necessary margins and managing the kitchen accounts is a must.
  • Keeps high standards of hygiene and organisation, is self-motivated and punctual.
  • Experience in leading a successful kitchen team or section.
  • Previous work on outside functions and catering is a bonus.
  • The right candidate will have the maturity and patience to assist in the growth and continuous development of the menu and pub as a whole.
  • They will have a great work ethic, positive attitude, energy and a passion for great food and shared ethos in working with and celebrating the finest of locally sourced produced.
  • Essential to be a great team player, maintain the good relations with our suppliers, and appreciate the needs / feedback of our customers.

Benefits

  • Start date: January – April (no later than) 2019 with the view to stay for a minimum of two years
  • Full time permanent (subject to a probationary period)
  • Wage: £25,000-30,000 + profit share scheme
  • Holiday: 24 days
  • Accommodation: own room and bathroom facilities, Wifi, good standard and spacious (£50 utility contribution), if applicable
  • Travel: two return flights to UK throughout the year
  • Food: available on duty
  • Tips: are shared equally between the team and paid weekly
  • Staff discounts other outlets
  • Bonus or profit share options (dependent on candidate experience and suitability)

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Villa Host
Mediterranean
Seasonal

Are you a competent cook/host looking for a summer role in a beautiful villa? We are starting to get roles in across the Mediterranean, so it’s a great time to apply now!

Your role will be varied, and you will jump into whatever needs doing, including cooking, hosting and housekeeping. This flexibility will keep your role varied and interesting and will be a great all-rounded experience.

Responsibilities

  • You will be working to a high standard, delivering all elements of this service including:
  • Preparing and cooking meals as required
  • Cleaning and general upkeep of the properties including making beds
  • Shopping duties as required
  • Any other ad hoc duties such as laundry or babysitting

The ideal candidate

  • Someone looking to develop their skills and experience from previous seasons.
  • Someone who is welcoming, caring approach to customer service, a passion for tasty & organic food, who take great pride in their work.

 Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Travel expenses
  • Lovely accommodation
  • Meals when on shift
  • Great working environment and opportunity to spend the summer in beautiful locations

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Villa Chef
Mediterranean
Seasonal

Are you starting to think about finding a new and exciting role for the summer? We are starting to get new villa roles across the Mediterranean, so now is a great time to apply!

Generally, we look for chefs that have previous experience of working in a private setting such as a chalet, villa or yacht. Here is a typical job description; so if you’re looking for some guaranteed sunshine this summer, we could have the role for you:

Responsibilities

  • You will typically be looking after the eating requirements of 6-14 guests, with occasional larger events.
  • There will be differing dietary requirements within the group, so you will cater to diverse requests including all intolerances and allergies
  • Typically, you would be working alongside a team including a Host
  • You will ensure the kitchen and work areas are organized, clean and meet health and hygiene standards
  • You’ll be flexible in your role as a team to constantly develop and evolve the delivery of the dining experience
  • You must are friendly, courteous and professional in dealing with guests

The ideal candidate

  • You must be able to drive
  • You must be capable of being creative with your menus and able to cater to different requirements
  • You will be cooking for guests with high expectations and your skills must be good, and you must have a lot of knowledge about food
  • It is important that you already have a good portfolio of food photos of your own cooking, as well as plenty of excellent references from private clients working in similar roles

 

Salary & Benefits

Completive salary

Accommodation

There may be some quiet periods between busy times depending on the villa bookings

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Villa Couple
Seasonal
Corsica

We are recruiting a couple for a villa in the beautiful isle of Corsica. This is a 5-bed, large property & the number of clients varies between 2-10 depending on the week. This will be a seasonal position, but the client would love if the couple wanted to return in the following years. The candidates have ideally worked together running a property in the past, either private households, villas or chalets.

This will be an exciting and varied role for the right couple. The villa is in Corsica, facing the ocean so a very beautiful location. You will If more than 3 bedrooms are booked out, an additional housekeeper comes in. There is also a gardener and pool man. The role is for the summer months with bookings in July through to the beginning of September although clients are not there the full time.

Responsibilities and duties

They are looking for a chef and one housekeeper/host – and you must provide a high level of service. Your duties will include:

  • Setting up the table and service of all meals,
  • Providing breakfast, sometimes buffet lunch and dinner for the guests,
  • Washing up and packing down of the table,
  • Daily housekeeping of all bedrooms and bathrooms, including the making of beds,
  • Daily cleaning of all public areas,
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen and ensuring the highest standards of hygiene are maintained,
  • Thorough cleaning the villa between guests,
  • Laundry of all bed linen & towels,
  • Making necessary preparations for new guests when the villa is rented out,
  • Stocktaking, shopping and ensuring the villa is fully stocked,
  • Minor household repairs.
  • All cleaning and housekeeping of the villa and some and taking care of the cats.

The ideal candidate

We are looking for a couple who will create a welcoming and relaxed environment in the villa and ensure that the highest level of service is given to your guests at all times. You will be friendly and outgoing, must take pride in your work, with an eye for detail and genuinely care about the guests. A big smile and lots of energy are imperative – you must be well organized, with excellent timekeeping skills. We are looking for a proactive couple who will see what needs doing and gets it done.

Requirements 

  • UK/EU passport,
  • Hold a Full Clean Driver’s License
  • Several years’ experience high-end hospitality experience & ideally experience running a property together.

Benefits

The salary is €6000 between you per month + a maisonette/mobile home (two bedrooms) and meals covered when the client is there. When you have clients, there’s no day off, but you will get time off during the afternoon for yourselves. When it is the owners, it’s just the two of them and you will definitely get a day off. The owners live around the corner, so you won’t be left to figure things out by yourself.

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Barge Host – Seasonal
France

We are currently recruiting for a hostess for a luxury hotel barge in France. The vessel cruises the French canals, so this is an exciting opportunity for someone to explore beautiful regions of France. The barge is also recruiting a chef for the summer season, so this position can be open for a chef/host couple.

The “Barge Host” is a pivotal position, and you will have a huge impact on the guests’ time on board. Engaging daily with our guests you must be someone who is energetic, organized and focused on providing the guests with a seamless, stress-free, quality experience during their time on board.

Your season will be broken down into 2 periods: 18 May – 7 July (7 Weeks) and 3rd Aug – 12 Oct (10 Weeks). This breaks down as 11 weeks of cruising with guests, 1 week with media on board, 2 weeks re-positioning the barge and 3 weeks non-cruising. This may change in the advent of further bookings being received.

Responsibilities

Your duties will include:

1) Maintain the highest of standards of cleanliness and presentation of all guest areas. This will include thorough daily cleaning etc of guest cabins, en-suites and salon.

2) Preparing the table and serving/presenting the food, cheeses and wines at mealtimes. A high level of silver service experience is preferred though training can be offered if necessary.

3) Serving pre-meal drinks, preparing basic cocktails and generally “checking” with the guests that they have everything they need.

4) Having an eye for detail, aesthetics and pride in your work. The barge is one of the most beautifully presented anywhere on the canal network and we take great collective pride in ensuring these high standards are observed throughout the season.

4) Keeping the bar area stocked up, and ice available.

5) Learning about our fine wines on board and presenting them when serving at meal times. Maintaining wine stocks in the chill cabinets and inventory in store on the boat.

6) Keeping on top of laundry and ironing and tidy storage of products under the remit of the hostess. Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases go to external laundries, tablecloths, napkins, towels and robes are laundered on board.

7) Being prepared to learn about the local area where we cruise, a little knowledge helps when guests are enquiring about the route and our progress through the week.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience in hospitality at a 4 or 5* level. We are looking for a candidate with great initiative and someone who is flexible, as whilst this is an outline description of your principal duties, you may be required to assist with other aspects of managing the barge.

Requirements

Good spoken English and a clean driver’s license, valid in France, is essential.

Benefits

Pay rate: Roughly €300 per week (negotiable for the right candidate) + you will also earn great tips (typically around €300 each per week). Your accommodation is a shared cabin on board & you will have all meals included as well.

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Barge Chef – Seasonal
France

We are currently recruiting for a hostess for a luxury hotel barge in France. The vessel cruises the French canals, so this is an exciting opportunity for someone to explore beautiful regions of France. The barge is also recruiting a chef for the summer season, so this position can be open for a chef/host couple.

The “Barge Host” is a pivotal position, and you will have a huge impact on the guests’ time on board. Engaging daily with our guests you must be someone who is energetic, organized and focused on providing the guests with a seamless, stress-free, quality experience during their time on board.

Your season will be broken down into 2 periods: 18 May – 7 July (7 Weeks) and 3rd Aug – 12 Oct (10 Weeks). This breaks down as 11 weeks of cruising with guests, 1 week with media on board, 2 weeks re-positioning the barge and 3 weeks non-cruising. This may change in the advent of further bookings being received.

Responsibilities

Your duties will include:

1) Maintain the highest of standards of cleanliness and presentation of all guest areas. This will include thorough daily cleaning etc of guest cabins, en-suites and salon.

2) Preparing the table and serving/presenting the food, cheeses and wines at mealtimes. A high level of silver service experience is preferred though training can be offered if necessary.

3) Serving pre-meal drinks, preparing basic cocktails and generally “checking” with the guests that they have everything they need.

4) Having an eye for detail, aesthetics and pride in your work. The barge is one of the most beautifully presented anywhere on the canal network and we take great collective pride in ensuring these high standards are observed throughout the season.

4) Keeping the bar area stocked up, and ice available.

5) Learning about our fine wines on board and presenting them when serving at meal times. Maintaining wine stocks in the chill cabinets and inventory in store on the boat.

6) Keeping on top of laundry and ironing and tidy storage of products under the remit of the hostess. Sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases go to external laundries, tablecloths, napkins, towels and robes are laundered on board.

7) Being prepared to learn about the local area where we cruise, a little knowledge helps when guests are enquiring about the route and our progress through the week.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience in hospitality at a 4 or 5* level. We are looking for a candidate with great initiative and someone who is flexible, as whilst this is an outline description of your principal duties, you may be required to assist with other aspects of managing the barge. 

Requirements

Good spoken English and a clean driver’s license, valid in France, is essential.

Benefits

Pay rate: Roughly €300 per week (negotiable for the right candidate) + you will also earn great tips (typically around €300 each per week). Your accommodation is a shared cabin on board & you will have all meals included as well.

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