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about 1 year ago
Silver Swan Recruitment
Location: UK, Europe (non-UK), Switzerland, Verbier
Job type: Seasonal
Contact: Antonia Newell
Category: Catering Jobs, Chef Jobs, Hotel Jobs, Resorts Jobs, Ski Jobs

Are you an experienced chef looking for more responsibility and a challenge..?

Then this is a great opportunity to combine your love for producing fantastic food with skiing in one of the most beautiful locations in Europe. You will work as part of a team to provide the very best experience in a chalet that can cater for up to 30 guests. The moment your guests arrive in resort they are met by smiling faces and the smell of mouth-watering food. The food of a chalet can make or break a guests’ holiday so our Chefs need have a good background in high-end catering and the confidence to produce food alongside an Assistant to a very high standard. Naturally, this requires you to be organised, professional and independent. Our Chefs aren’t tucked away and hidden from the guests. On the contrary, they will play a front line role in helping guests as much as possible. You will go the extra mile to make them feel relaxed and comfortable and exceed any expectations they may have. If you feel like you have all of the above then we would love to hear from you!

So what does the role involve?

  • Providing all of the catering within one of our larger chalets which caters for up to 30 guests. This will include a hot breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s suppers and 3- course evening meals with canapes and cheese (on 6 days).

  • Managing all fresh and dry stock in the kitchen. This will involve weekly budgeting and shopping for ingredients, working to an allowance and menu guidelines.

  • Consistently maintaining a very high standard of food for your guests.

  • Ensuring your kitchen and storage areas are kept at an extremely high level of cleanliness. Adhering to all food hygiene regulations (HACCP) including temperature checks of refrigerators/freezers, date dots on all fresh produce and daily monitoring of high risk items.

  • Working within the chalet team to ensure that they are capable of assisting you in the kitchen when needed.

  • Ingratiating yourself into the resort team in assisting with deliveries into the chalet, snow clearing, cleaning and helping guests with and luggage and ski’s etc.

    And what experience & qualities do you need?

  • Minimum of one years experience in a leading chef role in a professional kitchen or at least two seasons of catering to a high standard for a large chalet.

  • A food/catering qualification or cookery course certificate

  • A passion for producing well presented, delicious meals whilst taking pride in what you do

  • Hard working – you will often be the first member of staff in the chalet!

  • Confident and self-motivated. You may or may not have the benefit of an Assistant Chef so an independent and creative mind is needed.

  • Level 2 Award in Food Hygiene as a minimum. If you do not have a certificate, we can show you where best to get one.

  • Friendly, team-working, welcoming and helpful personality.

  • A sense of humour! 

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