Chef: We’re looking for someone who has a proven flair for producing high quality food which is packed with flavour, beautifully presented and delivered on time. This is often for as many as 16 people so someone who can manage this effectively without going into meltdown is a must. You’ll have ownership of the kitchen and will be comfortable managing not only the production of food but hygiene & cleanliness, stock management and occasional shopping.
Seasonal work is demanding with long hours but very rewarding so we’re looking for people who can maintain excellent service, friendliness, flexibility and still have fun even when the batteries could really do with a recharge! There will be the chef/host team plus one other staff member who helps out with both roles.
In return for dedication and hard work you will get to hit the slopes 6 days a week if you want and the salary is higher than most seasonal work; plus there is one full day off a week with some extra downtime thrown in for good measure, good accommodation, a full Portes du Soleil pass, kit hire, travel out and back, fully comprehensive insurance plus a few other perks along the way! There will be comprehensive training and on-going support throughout the season.
If you’re interested, click on the “Apply” button below!
Design and plan a menu for 6 nights a week with adaptions that can accommodate any dietary requirements and adaptations
Serve a cooked breakfast to order each morning
Preparing afternoon tea
Preparing canapés most nights of the week
Preparing 3 course evening meal and, when required, an earlier children’s tea
Keeping the kitchen and store areas clean and tidy plus occasional deep cleaning when required
Occasional shopping and food ordering
Managing stock levels to avoid wastage
Assisting with chalet clean on changeover day
It’s as much about the people as the ability that we are looking for with each role. We are after someone who has a passion for cooking, not just qualifications. We’re not fussed if you haven’t been to catering college just as long as you can demonstrate you’d be able to do the job and preferably have had some experience in the hospitality industry. You’ll need to be highly organised & show initiative, be able to work under pressure when needed, have a strong work ethic, be responsible & outgoing and genuinely like mixing with people from all walks of life. The desire to have fun whilst working is essential!
You will be interacting with the guest, a lot of whom have been coming for years, so friendliness, politeness, helpfulness and willingness to join in are all necessary for the job and a slightly warped sense of humour is probably essential! It would be a huge help if you have already got a ski season under your belt.
We do need to have someone who can drive and it would work better if you are already a good boarder/skier. If you can speak a little French, this would be useful but it’s not essential. Ultimately we need someone who does give a damn and that we can trust. A UK bank account, National Insurance number and a UK/EU passport are also needed (or the right to work in the UK)
It’s ok to send a brief CV (to Ali) so we know what you’ve been up to work wise but we’re just as interested in your covering letter telling us about yourself, why you want to do a season with us etc. etc. Please do try and embed a recent photo or two in either your CV or covering letter. We promise we’ll respond to every application within a few days.
Based in Châtel in the Portes du Soleil, Stuey has owned the Chalet since 2000 and is well known in the village and on the slopes. It’s just one bloke with his chalet, the existing host/manager and then the new Chef/Host team running the show so it’s lovely and informal but when there is work to be done, we all muck in. We don't stand on ceremony or bow to Trip Advisor reviews; blame culture and "it's not my job" don't exist and there's no corporate bulls**t to deal with. It's simple: we work hard to a high standard and we play hard too :)
The chalet is “of an era”, it’s not super luxurious but it’s down-to-earth and homely so some of the guests have been coming here since before Stuey owned it - it’s more like a ski club than a company! From the chalet it’s a 5 min walk into town for the bars, restaurants and the Super Châtel gondola, other starting points for hitting the slopes are 15 minutes drive away. There’s a lot of choice as to where to start skiing so you don’t get bored going to the same place every day. The terrace has great views of the mountains and slopes and the hot tub isn’t bad either!