Chalet Chef - Luxury Chalet

Chalet Chef - Luxury Chalet

Job Details

This is a fantastic opportunity to work overseas as a Chalet Chef based within our luxury winter European operation. At Scott Dunn we are renowned for our excellent chefs and high attention to detail. The Chalet chefs are an extremely important part of the service that Scott Dunn offer and this is a great opportunity to create fantastic tailor-made menus in your own kitchen.


From our teams, we expect an attitude whereby ‘Nothing is too much trouble’. You will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities:

  • Look after our guests to the highest standard possible and therefore ensuring all of our guests benefit from the ‘Scott Dunn’      service/ food in chalets of up to 14
  • Responsible for all of the food and domestic product shopping for your chalet
  • Assisting in keeping your chalet clean and tidy at all times and creating a warm and friendly environment
  • Maintaining your weekly budgets and ensuring all accounts are submitted in an efficient and timely manner
  • Contact guests personally prior to their arrival to discuss dietary needs and menu options
  • Strictly maintain all food, health and hygiene kitchen standards on a daily basis


  • Prepare welcome drinks/eats for new arrivals
  • Provide full English, continental, and special options for the breakfast menu
  • Provide afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes and biscuits
  • Prepare children’s high tea if and when appropriate
  • Create canapés and a four to five course evening meal with cheese, coffee and mints every day in a formal dining environment (except day off)     
  • Phone guests prior to arrival in order to discuss the menu plan and dietary requirements
  • Create and plan weekly menus
  • Ensure that all guests’ dietary requirements are understood and catered for
  • Ensure that your chalet kitchen is always clean and tidy
  • Clear rubbish and collect bottles from the chalets daily
  • On change over day, thoroughly clean the chalet kitchen and assist Host where necessary in main areas
  • To take responsibility of weekly monies/budgets and present accounts to the Resort Manager on a weekly basis
  • Responsible to complete all paperwork for the Scott Dunn Hygiene Policy on a daily basis
  • Together with your chalet team, be responsible for reporting overall basic maintenance within the chalet
  • To work in other chalets/resorts when requested to do so by your Resort Manager
  • Manage stock levels appropriately and ensure regular shopping is carried out


 Essential Experience and Key Competencies


  • Recognised catering qualification such as NVQ or City & Guild Chef Qualification, Cooking School Certificate or extensive experience in a professional kitchen
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience with a qualification or 2 years without a qualification
  • Work experience in Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski seasons and luxury travel companies are all desirable


Package and Benefits

In order to recruit the best people and deliver our product, Scott Dunn offers a very attractive remuneration package. All of our team members are offered:-

  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation (wi-fi access where possible)
  • Full area lift pass (winter season only)
  • Ski/board equipment hire (winter season only)
  • Full insurance (covering you in and out of work)
  • Return travel from the UK
  • Uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • Chefs and hosts are provided with all food on working days
  • Career progression with summer opportunities in our Mediterranean programme

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