Chalet Chef

Ski Cuisine
Published
August 20, 2019
Location
Meribel, France
Category
Job Type

Description

Ski Cuisine is a small, family run chalet company operating solely in the beautiful Alpine resort of Méribel situated at the heart of the impressive Three Valley Ski area; the largest ski area in the world. Our five chalets are ski-in, ski-out and have cosy interiors.  We are renowned for excellent quality cuisine and personal service, provided by professional and personable staff.

As a chef at Ski Cuisine you are in the privileged position of designing your own menus within a generous budget. Very few chalet companies allow this preferring to create set menus for their chefs to follow. We are renowned for high quality cuisine and therefore employ experienced chefs with flare and ambition. We encourage your creativity and talent to continue growing.

Working in a chalet allows you the freedom to cook your own dishes but also teaches you vital budgeting and housekeeping skills which may serve you well throughout your career. Our chalet kitchens are well equipped and although space can be a challenge in the domestic environment of a chalet, you are in close contact with your guests affording  you immediate job satisfaction when they enjoy your meals. This close interaction very often also leads to more job opportunities. Akin to all this you are able to ski or snowboard six days a week and enjoy season life to the full. 

Responsibilities

Preparing breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and a 4 course evening meal including coffee and petit fours.

Menu planning, shopping, ordering and stock control

Kitchen hygiene

Weekly chalet accounts

Hosting guests

Communication and interaction with guests

General duties in and around the chalet alongside the host such as snow clearing, cleaning & making beds

Pre-requisites - We are looking for qualified chefs who:

Have strong communication skills

Have previous experience catering in restaurants or at events with a preference for private catering

Have front of house table service experience

Can cater to a very high “restaurant” standard within a specified budget

Have a minimum of a valid Level 2 Hygiene certificate

Have a UK passport, have a UK NI number and NI contributions need to have been previously paid for a period of at least one month

Hold a valid European Health Card ( EHIC)

We are looking for people who can:

Work well under pressure

Have a high standard of personal presentation

Be reliable and organised

Be respectful and communicate well with clients and colleagues (team players)

Are punctual and have a “can-do” attitude

Have a positive, mature and energetic outlook to work and season life in general

Be flexible in your attitude towards our guests to maintain our excellent service level and reputation

Package:

Salary on application

Accommodation in a shared room in our staff chalet

Travel from London-Méribel. Return travel allowance of £80

Meals supplied

Ski or snowboard equipment for the season

Medical & mountain rescue insurance

A three valley lift pass

One and a half days off per week

Uniform provided by Ski Cuisine: Outdoor jacket. Fleece. Polo shirts. Aprons

To provide yourself: Chefs whites/blacks (trousers black or blue/white check) & appropriate black kitchen footwear.

To apply use the button below attaching a cover letter, CV, recent photo and a 6 day menu plan to include breakfast, afternoon tea, canapes and 3 courses plus vegetarian/vegan options.

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