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about 1 year ago
Silver Swan Recruitment
Location: UK, Europe (non-UK), France, Val d'Isere
Job type: Seasonal
Contact: Antonia Newell
Category: Catering Jobs, Chef Jobs, Hospitality Jobs, Resorts Jobs, Ski Jobs

This is a fantastic opportunity to work overseas as a Chalet Chef based within our luxury winter European operation. Our Chalet chefs are an extremely important part of the service that we offer and this is a great opportunity to create fantastic tailor-made menus in your own kitchen to delight your guests, gain instant feedback and really develop your talent.




From our teams, we expect an attitude whereby ‘Nothing is too much trouble’. You will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities:


  • Look after our guests to the highest standard possible and therefore ensuring all of our guests benefit from the service/ food in chalets of up to 14
  • Responsible for all of the food and domestic product shopping for your chalet
  • Assisting in keeping your chalet clean and tidy at all times and creating a warm and friendly environment
  • Maintaining your weekly budgets and ensuring all accounts are submitted in an efficient and timely manner
  • Contact guests personally prior to their arrival to discuss dietary needs and menu options
  • Strictly maintain all food, health and hygiene kitchen standards on a daily basis



  • Prepare welcome drinks/afternoon tea for new arrivals
  • Provide full English, continental, and special options for the breakfast menu
  • Provide afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes and biscuits
  • Prepare children’s evening meal
  • Create canapés and a four course evening meal with cheese, coffee and mints every day in a formal dining environment (except day off)
  • Phone guests prior to arrival in order to discuss the menu plan and dietary requirements
  • Create and plan weekly menus
  • Ensure that all guests’ dietary requirements are understood and catered for
  • Manage stock levels appropriately and ensure regular shopping is carried out
  • Ensure that your chalet kitchen is always clean and tidy
  • Clear rubbish and recycling from the chalets daily
  • On change over day, thoroughly clean the chalet kitchen and assist Host where necessary in main areas
  • To take responsibility of weekly monies/budgets and present accounts to the Resort Manager on a weekly basis
  • Responsible to complete all paperwork for the Scott Dunn Hygiene Policy on a daily basis
  • Together with your chalet team, be responsible for reporting overall basic maintenance within the chalet
  • To work in other chalets/resorts when requested to do so by your Resort Manager


Abilities and Expectations


  • Ability to work independently, in a team and in a different property if needed
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Good self-motivation
  • Organised, highly flexible and pro-active
  • Professional and can-do attitude
  • Excellent time keeping and reliability
  • Forward thinking and planning
  • Ability to remain calm, patient, diplomatic and tactful under pressure
  • Ability to plan, cook and produce meals to a high standard
  • Problem solving and adapting in the kitchen
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Exceptional personal presentation
  • Passion for food, cooking and developing your skills


Essential Experience and Key Competencies


  • Recognised catering qualification such as NVQ or City & Guild Chef Qualification, Cooking School Certificate or extensive experience in a professional kitchen
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience with a qualification or 2 years without a qualification
  • Work experience in Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski seasons and luxury travel companies are all desirable
  • A Full UK/EU Driving Licence is desirable.
  • Available for the whole season (November until the end of April)
  • UK or EU Passport holder
  • UK National Insurance Number
  • UK Bank Account
  • Please note – a cook test assessment in London will be a part of the recruitment process.


Package and Benefits


In order to recruit the best people and deliver our product, we offer a very attractive remuneration package. All of our team members are offered:-


  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation
  • Full area lift pass
  • Ski/board equipment hire 
  • The opportunity to ski in your free time
  • Medical insurance (covering you in and out of work)
  • Return travel from the UK
  • Uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • All food while working
  • Career progression with summer opportunities in our Villa programme.


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