Head Chef – Hotel Portetta Courchevel 1650
A Ski Season with a difference – Start your career with a multi award winning group in the stunning mountains of Courchevel.
We are now recruiting for a Head Chef to lead our kitchen team for the winter season 2018/19 and beyond.
Angela Hartnett has taken to the slopes of Courchevel with the Cucina Angelina, our restaurant within Hotel Portetta. The hotel is part of the award-winning Lime Wood and The Pigs Group.
The restaurant is a unique offering in Courchevel Moriond. Cucina Angelina serves Italian influenced mountain food – the best Italian kitchen specialties with a nod to the local Savoyard cuisine. Plenty of locally sourced produce and a terrific range of meats and cuts that will be grilled on an open range within the restaurant.
The restaurant builds on the relaxed, casual style within the hotel Portetta – Our outdoor terrace bar is right at the bottom of the main piste, here we have a wood fired pizza oven, a popular and busy venue throughout the day.
About the role:
We’re looking for a passionate, experienced Head Chef who understands the challenges of winter seasonal work.
You are there to lead the kitchen team overseeing a hotel operation covering breakfast lunch and dinner, working alongside Executive Chef Angela Hartnett. You will be responsible for running the food operation maintaining dishes and recipes, whilst being able to react to produce shortages and change the menu accordingly maintaining the standard and style of the menu.
You will be in charge of hiring, managing and training your team prior to and throughout the season, including maintaining payroll records and compliance with French employment law. Working closely with the Food and Beverage Manager and Hotel Manager to ensure full customer satisfaction.
Due to the nature of seasonal work it is essential you are able to promote and maintain a positive work environment, ensuring the kitchen department works collaboratively with all other departments.
Experience and Knowledge:
Ø Proven experience as Head Chef
Ø Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management
Ø Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress
Ø Outstanding communication and leadership skills
Ø Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
Ø Credentials in health and safety training
Ø Conversational French is an advantage although not essential
What you’ll get:
Apart from the opportunity to work with Angela and her fantastic team you will receive:
· Competitive salary (full salary not a typical ski season salary)
· Travel to resort & Accommodation
· Meals on duty
· Full Training
· Holiday (to be taken at the end of the season)
What to do now:
Apply to us using the link with a full CV and cover letter
Candidates must be able to start work in the UK from September then travel to France at the beginning of November and must be available for the full winter season (approx. end April)
Whilst this is primarily a winter seasonal role we can offer positions throughout our group of hotels and restaurants for year-round or summer work if required.
Unfortunately, we are unable to support Visa applications you must have the full right to work in EU
We look forward to hearing from you.