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Head Chef - SkiBound Winter 24/25

POSTED ON 25 Jun 2024
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Head Chef  Skibound Clubhotel – Skibound Winter 24/25

A winter season with Skibound is like no other. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, we offer a unique ski experience to budding skiers from all over the world with school and youth groups at the heart of our business. You will be based at one of our 3 lively club hotels across 3 resorts in the French Alps, home to some of Europe’s best skiing and après - Alpe d’Huez, Les Menuires and Serre Chevalier.

What will I be doing as a Head Chef in a Skibound clubhotel?

At Skibound, we offer our school guests a rolling set menu over the course of their stay, with cold buffet options available for breakfast, a buffet style lunch with anything from soups, salads, jacket potatoes, marinated chicken wings and build-your-own-sandwiches and a 2 course sit down evening meal. Our food caters to a younger palette and a more advanced menu for our adult guests.

As you will be leading the kitchen, you will be an experienced and confident Head Chef ready for a new challenge. You will work alongside your chef brigade of 2 or 3, to lead your kitchen and be the driving force for delivering high cover numbers, of quality (but not complicated) meals to our school guests and customers. Your team will also be responsible for providing delicious staff meals to keep the clubhotel team motivated and healthy throughout the season. Depending on the hotel you can be catering for between 102 - 160 guests and 15 – 24 staff at the same time.

Our kitchen teams are a vibrant mix of abilities, and a vital part of your role will be to inspire and develop our more junior members of the team – Whether it’s an ambitious Assistant Chef in your team, or a budding Kitchen Porter who longs to get stuck in with cooking and menu ideas. Your role will also involve managing any issues with your kitchen team with the support of the Hotel Manager.

This is a very hands-on cooking Head Chef role, so you will be passionate about food and relish feedback you receive from happy and full guests. You will also need to be a great multitasker to ensure that the other key tasks are undertaken to achieve smooth and successful services. This includes stock control, ordering alongside the Hotel Manager, understanding dietary requirements, budgeting and due diligence for cleanliness and health and safety standards.

Working in a mountain kitchen is a unique experience and we will provide you with training on how things are done in France!

Our motto at Skibound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience will I need to be a Head Chef in a clubhotel?

  • Confidence in heading up a catering team.
  • Previous experience as a Head Chef in a high-volume environment
  • Proven experience of independent stock control and ordering
  • An excellent understanding of the Health and Safety regulations (Food & Hygiene, HACCP, COSHH)
  • Experience in preparing meals to cater for all dietary requirements.
  • Ability to work in line with the Hotel Manager to establish budgets and hit KPI targets.
  • A keen eye for business to maximize business potential through stock control.
  • Not afraid to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in - from basic food prep to an end of service clean.
  • A desire and the necessary knowledge to develop more junior members of your team.

What can Skibound offer me as a Head Chef in a clubhotel?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros. All staff will be on a French contract for winter 24/25
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Uniform
  • Local lift pass
  • On-site individual accommodation

Additional seasonnaire pack elements that you can opt in or out of:

  • Ski equipment hire.
  • Travel arrangements to and from resort
  • Insurance

You will also receive:

  • Role specific training once in resort
  • Role progression opportunities and the chance to return for future winter and summer seasons with Skibound
  • Further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands, Travelbound and JCA

The extra bits…

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from mid-November 2024 to April 2025
  • You must be 18 or over by November 2024 to apply.
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants with EU documentation are preferred e.g., EU passport, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • UK passport holders are considered and must go through an application process for French work permit and visa.
  • Please apply for just ONE Skibound winter job role - The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you having to apply for multiple positions.
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application.
  • We receive an extremely high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications.

Experience Education Seasonal Jobs


Head Chef - SkiBound Winter 24/25


Ski resort jobs


Catering Support Staff, Cooks / Chef Jobs, Hotel jobs


November 2024 - April 2025


Full time




Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros

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