Chalet Operations Manager – Morzine – Seasonal

Chalet Host – Klosters, Switzerland – Seasonal

Chalet Host
Klosters, Switzerland
Seasonal

We are recruiting for a chalet host to help run a beautiful private chalet in Klosters, Switzerland. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a prestigious resort and enjoy some great skiing.

The chalet host must have previous experience in a similar role and have done at least one season in a chalet, however, villa or yacht experience is also welcome.

Responsibilities

  • The Housekeeper/Host will have excellent customer service skills and be able to serve guests, clean, make beds and manage dinner service to a high standard.
  • The host role requires someone with excellent attention to detail, being extremely thorough and organised.
  • They aspire to a very high level of cleanliness in the property and this is a crucial role that requires a very organised and motivated person
  • Ensure the smooth running of the guests’ holiday, (booking ski guides, restaurants, massages, etc.)

The ideal candidate

  • Has previous professional housekeeping experience.
  • You will enjoy being around people and be happy to converse with guests
  • Chalet background
  • Must have a driving license
  • You must have an EU passport.
  • You must have a UK NI Number

Benefits

  • £250 per week on empty weeks, higher salary on guest weeks
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Ski hire
  • Ski pass
  • Insurance

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Chalet Couple
Saas Fee, Switzerland
Seasonal

We are recruiting an experienced fine dining chalet couple to solely manage and run a privately-owned luxury chalet apartment in Saas-Fee, Switzerland this winter.

The chalet is a beautiful 4-bedroom luxury duplex apartment based in the heart of the resort. The owners of the chalet are based in Asia so are looking for a couple who have run luxury chalets previously who can work independently with minimal support.

Responsibilities

For the Chalet Host:

  • Welcoming the guests into the chalet on their arrival and ensuring that your guests feel at home in the chalet and feel that they are able to seek your assistance with anything that they require
  • Welcome meetings for each new group of guests
  • Collection of pre-ordered ski passes
  • Liaising with childcare agencies to ensure services booked are delivered an efficient manner during the guests stay
  • Being the first contact for guest queries, grievances, complaints and maintenance problems and then reporting all guest queries, grievances, complaints and maintenance problems to the chalet owners
  • Daily housekeeping of the whole chalet
  • Service of breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal including service of wines and other beverages
  • Providing a professional 5* level of friendly yet discreet service at all times
  • Assisting with food preparation and washing up when required
  • Organising the chalet laundry to be ready for collection each week
  • Regular communication with the chalet owners

For the Chef:

  • creating fine dining menus on a weekly basis to suit the group of guests
  • responsible for offering a cooked breakfast to order, afternoon tea, canapés and formal evening meal
  • catering for all guests’ special dietary requirements
  • catering for children and nannies (including early lunches and dinners when required)
  • maintaining food hygiene, general health & safety standards in the kitchen and dining areas
  • keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and presentable at all times
  • managing all shopping within the allocated weekly budget

The ideal candidate

  • previous high-end service experience, and catering experience
  • previous chalet experience is essential
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • excellent organisation/time management skills
  • conversation German is desirable

Benefits

  • travel to and from the resort
  • accommodation – live out
  • ski hire
  • lift pass
  • meals when on duty
  • winter sports insurance
  • uniform or contribution towards own uniform
  • competitive weekly salary (£400 each per week)

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Chalet Host
Seasonal
3 Valleys

We currently recruiting a chalet host for a luxury operator, based in the resort of St Martin de Belleville in the 3 Valleys. They operate 9 boutique ski chalets each with chef, host and chalet manager teams & they have a staff of 30, including management. We are seeking professional, motivated people with the desire to deliver the best possible standards.

They are an owner operated business, now in their seventh year and have developed a reputation for a luxurious yet friendly catered chalet service tailored to their guests’ needs. They have a passion for delivering the highest levels of service to our clients and their success depends on finding the right team who share their passion.

Chalet hosts are the main point of contact with the guests and should have a passion for providing excellent service and always putting the guests’ needs first.  They must take pride in their work, have extremely high standards, be conscientious and considerate, have great social and conversational skills and enjoy working as part of a team.  This will require a strong work ethic and an ability to self-motivate and manage responsibilities without constant guidance.

 

Qualifications, experience, and skills

  • Ideally front of house service background in 5* establishments with fine dining and housekeeping experience
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to converse at all levels with colleagues and guests
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as being a team player
  • All applicants must be in possession of a UK bank account and a UK National Insurance number

Main responsibilities

  • Daily housekeeping, weekly changeover cleans, mid-week towel changes, deep cleans at the beginning, mid and end of the season, daily laundry duties and other necessary cleanings to ensure the chalet is presented to the highest standards both inside and out at all times
  • Setting up for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner and hosting/clearing up at both breakfast and dinner service.
  • Serving clients drinks and canapes pre-dinner
  • Responsible for preparing the chalet laundry for collection and checking laundry on return
  • On changeover days, working within your team to do whatever is needed to ensure the chalet is cleaned and presented to the highest standard and ready and welcoming for guest arrival
  • Reporting to management immediately any matters relating to damage, health, and safety, food hygiene, etc.
  • Managing general chalet supplies (cleaning goods; lightbulbs; bathrooms supplies etc.)

Package

  • salary: a highly competitive salary paid into a UK bank account on a monthly basis
  • Days off: 2 full days a week
  • Lift Pass: Full Three Valleys
  • Dates: end of November to end April (exact dates TBC)
  • Accommodation:  Shared, with the possibility of sharing a room with up to 1 other person.  Inclusive of all utility bills

Benefits

  • Return travel between the UK and St Martin de Belleville
  • Ski or snowboard hire
  • Uniform

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Chalet Chef/Host Couple
Morzine
Seasonal

We are looking for an excellent Chef/Host couple for a flagship chalet working with a wonderful small operator in Morzine. This is a lovely and rewarding role with full responsibility for the overall service of your chalet. The emphasis on the chef is the ability to draw on your own experience and creativity to design and deliver a luxury catering service of the highest possible standard. This host will deliver a first-class hospitality service, creating unique and memorable holiday experiences for every client.

Chef responsibilities

  • Menu design and planning
  • Placing of all food orders
  • Preparation and service of breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés, and evening meal
  • Catering for all guests special dietary requirements
  • Catering for all requests for special occasions
  • Catering for children and nannies (including early lunches and dinners when required) and being proactive in the approach to likes/dislikes
  • Managing food hygiene and general health and safety in the kitchen and dining areas
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and presentable at all times
  • Operating within the food budgets
  • Maintenance of all kitchen facilities and equipment

 

Host Responsibilities

  • Cleanliness and tidiness throughout the property with the main emphasis on Housekeeping and Laundry
  • Assisting the chef with guest service of meals (breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés, and dinner)
  • Assisting with service of drinks, cocktails and having an understanding of what is available
  • Assisting with the chalet and client laundry service
  • Assisting with general chores in the kitchen and recycling
  • Assisting clients generally and answering any queries
  • Supporting and assisting each member of the chalet team in their individual roles
  • Polishing of glassware, crockery, and cutlery

 

The ideal candidates

We are looking for the following key personal qualities and attributes:

  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Highly professional
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Service with a smile

The ideal Chef

This role would suit an individual with the following skill set:

  • Recognised catering qualification or extensive experience
  • Previous five-star experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge of nutrition, diets and allergies, food safety and storage
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Organised with good time management and adaptability
  • Accounting and computer skills (preferred)

The ideal Host

This role would suit an individual with the following skill set:

  • Previous luxury hospitality experience in Villas, Chalets, Hotels and/or Yachting.
  • Good organisational skills
  • A keen eye for presentation and detail

Benefits

  • Accommodation provided
  • Food while working
  • Travel to and from the resort
  • Salary of £1600 Gross for the Chef
  • Salary of £1200 Gross for the Host

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Chef/Host Chalet Couple
St Anton
Seasonal

We are looking for a talented and experienced chef and host couple to join a privately-owned chalet in St. Anton, Austria this winter. This stunning property sleeps 14 and we’re looking for a couple to offer a personal, friendly and professional service, whilst producing beautifully presented and delicious food. You will need to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about skiing to be successful in this role.

There is a private and fully commercially equipped kitchen for our chef to work in. While having to work within a generous budget, the chef will have full control of the catering from menu planning and shopping to the presentation. You will maintain consistently high standards of cooking and hygiene, whilst producing beautifully presented but above all delicious food.

The ability to think on your feet and take initiative in catering to guests’ needs and questions is very important. Our host would be expected to take time to learn about the resort and services on offer so you can answer any queries knowledgeably and confidently.

Responsibilities

Chef

  • Our chef will be required to cater for up to 14 guests on six nights a week
  • Creative and innovative menu planning
  • Ability to adapt to guests’ dietary requirements
  • To organise the shopping, ordering and stock control within budget
  • Prepare breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés, and a 4-course evening meal
  • Prepare early evening children’s supper if required
  • Clean the kitchen at the end of each food service
  • Maintain strict controls of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Standards
  • Create a smooth running kitchen reflected in the timely delivery of all meals
  • Deliver excellent customer service always aiming to exceed expectations
  • Be willing to help with other ad hoc duties if required ie driving, cleaning

Host

  • To serve and clear away breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s early supper, canapés and 4-course evening meals to chalet guests
  • Serve guests with pre-dinner drinks
  • Assist the chef to ensure the highest standards of food prep are met
  • Daily cleaning of all bedrooms, bathrooms and public areas
  • Weekly full chalet clean and change over in preparation for new guests
  • Daily cleaning and setting of fireplace and filling of log basket
  • Undertake any additional duties to ensure the smooth running of the chalet such as 
snow clearing, shopping, escorting guests etc.
  • Be mindful to ensure the chalet meets health & safety requirements

The ideal candidates

  • You will be friendly and enthusiastic and probably love skiing too!
  • Previous chalet experience would be beneficial
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Benefits

  • Weekly salary of around £350 each per week
  • En-suite accommodation in your own double room
  • Season life pass
  • Travel to and from the resort
  • Insurance
  • Equipment Hire
  • Food

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Chalet Chef/Host/Driver Couple
Morzine
Seasonal

We are looking for an experienced, friendly and mature Chef and Chalet host couple to work in one of our client’s two catered chalets in Morzine this winter season. Their aim is to provide laid back chalet holidays of an exceptionally high standard.

The couple will work alongside another person as they hire 3 people per chalet to provide the best service to our guests but to also make sure you get plenty of time up on the mountain.

Responsibilities

Chef

  • Preparation and service of breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés, and evening meal
  • Catering for all guests special dietary requirements
  • Catering for all requests for special occasions
  • Catering for children and nannies (including early lunches and dinners when required) and being proactive in the approach to likes/dislikes
  • Managing food hygiene and general health and safety in the kitchen and dining areas
  • Keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and presentable at all times
  • Maintenance of all kitchen facilities and equipment

Host

  • Cleanliness and tidiness throughout the property with the main emphasis on Housekeeping and Laundry
  • Assisting the chef with guest service of meals
  • Assisting with service of drinks and having an understanding of what is available
  • Assisting with general chores in the kitchen and recycling
  • Assisting clients generally and answering any queries
  • Supporting and assisting each member of the chalet team in their individual roles
  • Polishing of glassware, crockery, and cutlery

The ideal candidates

  • Positive and flexible attitude
  • Highly professional
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Service with a smile
  • Previous five-star experience (preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Organised with good time management and adaptability
  • Previous luxury hospitality experience in Villas, Chalets, Hotels and/or Yachting.
  • Good organisational skills
  • A keen eye for presentation and detail

Benefits

  • Accommodation
  • Full Portes Du Soleil lift pass
  • Weekly wage (to be discussed)
  • Food
  • Carte Neige
  • Contribution towards travel to and from the UK
  • Ski/Snowboard Hire

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Chalet Couple
Meribel, France
Seasonal

We are recruiting for a housekeeper/host & maintenance/chauffeur couple to work in a private chalet in Méribel for the winter season. 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. A luxury tour operator also use the chalet and they bring in their own chalet manager, chefs and additional hosts & housekeepers, linen & vehicles.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Housekeeping – 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.
  • Driving – 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 and for keeping simple bookkeeping records of the chalet expenses.

The ideal candidates:

  • At least one of the couple should speak good French
  • Ideally both would have previous work experience in a ski resort, preferably with higher end operators/establishments.
  • Both need excellent interpersonal, organisation and time management skills and should have demonstrable hospitality or customer service experience.
  • It would be ideal, but not essential if one of the couple could cook informally for small groups
  • A highly professional “5-star service” attitude
  • Flexible, proactive and positive personalities
  • Capable of working well to deadlines and with attention to detail
  • To work well as a team and support each other’s roles
  • To be well presented at all times
  • The housekeeper should have a minimum 2-3 years hands on experience in 4/5-star hospitality
  • The driver needs a full clean UK driving licence with at least 5 years driving experience – with previous off-road, alpine/ice driving experience

Benefits:

  • Throughout the season you will be employed on a French contract at 10 Euros per hour basic gross pay for a minimum 35 hours over 5.5 days/week plus 2.5 days paid holiday per month.
  • Accommodation is provided in a comfortable, self-contained staff studio flat with utilities included.

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Chalet Chef/Host Couple
Montriond,Morzine
Seasonal

We are looking for an excellent chalet couple for the upcoming winter season for a lovely 5-bedroom chalet in Montriond, just outside of Morzine, with the possibility to extend beyond the winter. We are looking for a couple who enjoy creating incredible food, make an excellent team and have ideally done a season together before. The guests will expect truly fabulous food at all meals, served in an informal and friendly environment.

We are looking for a highly professional couple with a 5-star service mentality who have ideally worked together. The ideal candidates will have a positive and flexible attitude, be proactive, work well under pressure and listen to clients’ requirements. They will be well presented at all times and self-motivated.

Chef responsibilities:

  • Provide full breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and 4-course evening meal 6 days a week all working to Health & Safety Food Standards.
  • Menu planning to work with innovative and suitable ideas including working to satisfy guests’ special requests.
  • Adapt menus to satisfy any dietary requirements such as vegetarians/wheat intolerance etc.
  • Prepare children’s evening meals (as required
  • Shop weekly and to a budget, and keep accurate chalet accounts on a weekly basis, sourcing the best ingredients possible within the budget allowed
  • Keep kitchen, to include all mechanical and electrical appliances clean and to a high standard
  • Work with the chalet host sharing the cleaning of the sitting and dining areas and to be responsible for your chalet, assist in cleaning whenever needed

Host/Manager responsibilities:

include and not limited to:

  • customer service delivery – incl. service of breakfast, afternoon tea and formal evening meal
  • proactive communication with guests to ensure all queries are answered and any special requests are met at the earliest opportunity
  • Keep the chalet spotlessly clean at all times
  • Daily servicing of bedrooms and bathrooms and sharing the cleaning of the sitting and dining areas with the chef
  • responsible for chalet cleanliness and presentation
  • responsible for all chalet laundry
  • managing of chalet budgets
  • Assisting the chef when required with plating up/prep/washing up
  • Lay the tables suitably and as trained for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner

Joint responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for reporting overall maintenance within the chalet and managing the chalet inventory throughout the season, logging all breakages & informing of any discrepancies
  • Guests driving around resort, to the slopes and elsewhere when required & to always drive in a safe and respectable manner
  • Remove all rubbish and recycling daily
  • Ensure the exterior of the chalet is kept clear and tidy & work as a team to ensure all standards of service are maintained
  • Be personable and presentable at all times

The ideal Chef candidate:

  • recognised catering qualification or extensive experience – preferably in fine dining restaurants
  • Chalet or private catering experience is desirable
  • good interpersonal skills
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • conversation French is desirable
  • full UK clean driving license.

The ideal Host/Manager candidate:

  • previous 4/5-star hands-on hospitality or silver service experience is essential
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • excellent organisation/time management skills
  • previous accounting experience
  • basic computer skills
  • full, clean driving licence is essential
  • conversation French is desired
  • knowledge of ski resorts/season life is essential

Benefit:

  • A competitive salary of around £300 each a week
  • A stunning work environment in a luxurious chalet in the French Alps
  • Lovely 1-bedroom apartment on the property
  • Transport to and from the resort
  • Ski pass

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Chef/Host Couple
Seasonal
La Tania

We are looking for a couple to run a 14 -16 person chalet in La Tania. You must have lots of enthusiasm, an eye for detail and a professional attitude.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced chef with a restaurant/hotel background, who is able to create interesting, up to date menus to the highest possible standards. We offer a generous budget and would give the chef free rein to design their own menu.  You will be expected to design a four-course dinner menu to include canapés, starter, main course, and dessert.

The chef is supported by the chalet host, who will assist the chef in the kitchen, carry out daily cleaning of the chalet, and they will welcome the guests, assisting with lift passes, ski hire, ski school and perform a welcome speech. You must create a welcoming and relaxed environment in the chalet and ensure that the highest level of service is given to our guests at all times.

You must be friendly and outgoing, and feel at ease chatting to the guests, making them feel relaxed and welcome.

Benefits

We pay the French minimum wage

Take home pay is approx. £900-£1000 depending upon tax code and hourly rate applied. (compliant to French minimum wage)

We also provide accommodation

3 Valley Pass, Health and Ski Insurance

Meals in the chalet, uniform

Travel

Two days off a week

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Villa Couple
Ibiza
Seasonal

We are looking for a welcoming and hospitable villa couple for a family villa in Ibiza in July and August.
The villa is rented each year by the family for 2 months, it becomes a home from home.

This is a seasonal position with the opportunity to stay on in the family’s chalet in the French Alps for the winter.

Responsibilities

  • Offering warm hospitality and looking after the principal and his guests
  • Creating a weekly menu of light Mediterranean dishes, Ottolenghi style salads, grilled meats, and fish. Mainly lunches and dinners, the family tends to prepare own breakfast, but fairly ad-hoc. You will have weeks where you will be cooking for 4-6 people, and weeks where you will just be feeding only the principal!
  • Preparing, laying out, plating up and clearing of all meals
  • Daily cleaning and tidying of the villa (making beds, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen)
  • Weekly deep cleaning of villa preparing for the arrival of new guests, laundry, beds
  • Weekly shopping for food in Santa Eularia at Mercadona
  • Driving of family and guests around to restaurants etc. and all airport runs (20 minutes to the airport)
  • Ad-hoc other duties as required

Ideal Candidate

  • The chef must be passionate about rustic food, ideally trained, and happy to design his or her own menu within a budget. With a maximum of 10 to cook for, the chef must be able to add some creative garnishes and plate up beautifully. Although we expect a high level of cooking, we don’t ask our chefs to spend all day in the kitchen. The food should be a good standard of home cooking, not haute cuisine.
  • The villa host will be professional, presentable and friendly, and their role will involve looking after the principal and the family, and his guests, making them feel welcome and happy in the villa. Your main role will involve maintaining extremely high standards of cleanliness, which will involve daily cleaning throughout the villa. 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. You will both need a passport, a UK National Insurance Number, and at least one of you will hold a clean, valid drivers’ license and be over the age of 25 (for car insurance purposes). You will get one day off a week.

Benefits

The package is 3000 euros for the couple for the month

All food and drink

Your own car, as well as the family car

Self-contained room with kitchenette and bathroom

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