Please note: for these roles, you must be a UK citizen with a valid UK National Insurance Number and UK Bank Account. You must also have recently paid tax within the UJ to be eligible for the employment contract.
The Chef must be passionate about cooking homely food and happy to design his or her own menu within a budget. Although we expect a high level of cooking, we don’t ask our chefs to spend all day in the kitchen, this position is highly sought-after as you will get plenty of time to ski. The food should be a good standard of home cooking, not haute cuisine.
The Chalet host will be professional, presentable and friendly, and their role will involve looking after guests, making them feel welcome and happy in the chalet that will become their home for the week. Your main role will involve maintaining extremely high standards of cleanliness, which will involve daily cleaning throughout the chalet. You will also be “front of house” at meals, ensuring that the quality of the food delivered by the chef is matched by your levels of service.
The couple will be:
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE RESIDENT IN THE UK AND HAVE A NI NUMBER AND UK BANK ACCOUNT.
A DISCLOSURE SERVICE AND REFERENCE CHECK WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE EVENT OF A CANDIDATE BEING OFFERED A POSITION WITHIN THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY HAVE THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW ANY JOB OFFER IF AN UNSATISFACTORY DISCLOSURE SERVICE OR REFERENCE CHECK IS RECEIVED.
The chalet is privately owned by a UK based family and you will work directly for the owner, looking after the family and the owners’ guests for visits that vary from full-service weeks for 14 guests to low key long weekends for a small party.
We have an established roster of contractors that you will work with so as to flex resources according to requirements. The chalet is not occupied each week and the workload will vary from week to week so you will need good management skills to organise and delegate work between yourselves and the contractors.
The chalet is rented for some weeks of the season to a very high-end operator and you will work as part of the operator’s team during these weeks in defined roles as housekeeper and driver. The operator is very self-contained; they bring in their own chalet manager, chefs and additional hosts & housekeepers, linen & vehicles. You are not required to manage guest liaison either prior to or during these weeks but you are required to build a good constructive relationship with the operator’s staff and to represent the owners’ interest with the operator.
We’re looking for good communicators with a ‘can do’ attitude so flexibility, professionalism and a team working approach are key to the roles. The scope of the work will vary week by week and the keep aspects of the role are: –
Housekeeper – We’re looking for someone prepared and skilled to do all aspects of housework and laundry to a very high standard and who can provide some direction to help familiarise external staff.
Driver – someone who can demonstrate the skills and experience to provide a guest driver service for the operator (in the operator’s vehicles) and to drive for the owner and their guests (in the chalet landrover)
Maintenance – someone who can look after the fabric of the building, troubleshoot and liaise with the contractors responsible for maintenance and who is prepared to set to with more practical tasks of snow clearing, log stacking, looking after stores & provisioning, keeping the garage clean etc
Hosting – both should be presentable, personable and capable of being informal hosts for the family and their guests. If either of the couple cooks that would be a useful skill for small groups and relatively low-key hosting (breakfast, afternoon tea etc). During full-service weeks, the owners employ a professional freelance chef who you will assist with service & provisioning
Provisioning & Budgeting – You will be responsible for the chalet provisioning throughout the season. You will have a company credit card, private debit card and petty cash float so will need to keep bookkeeping records.
Primarily we are looking for a couple who are prepared to work energetically, efficiently and productively to a high standard for a defined number of hours each week. They need to be practical, show initiative and be prepared to set to with whatever needs to be done from the ‘bottom of the food chain’ tasks like snow clearing and cleaning to liaising with external contractors and hosting for the family & their guests. We are looking for the following key personal qualities and attributes:
As the 18/19 winter season slowly approaches, we start to get more and more fantastic job opportunities coming in for experienced seasonaires across France, Switzerland and Austria and Norway. To be considered for our future ski season roles, please send your CV to be added to our database.
Working a ski season is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within the hospitality industry whilst meeting new people and skiing as much as possible. Ski seasons are suitable for individuals who have good previous hospitality of catering experience, who are hard-working, adventurous, and who aren’t afraid of trying something completely new. You don’t need to be able to ski before starting season work, being in the mountains for a whole winter is the perfect time to learn.
Your package will often include travel, accommodation, food, ski hire, lift pass, and a weekly salary.
If you would like more information on how to get a ski season role, please get in touch as we’d love to help you in any way we can.