Summer Chalet Couple in the French Alps

Job Details

Job Details

Fantastic opportunity for a Couple ages 25+ to cater and manage a chalet in the French Alps this summer.

The main tasks for the couple will be to provide food and to manage the upkeep, finances, and day to day business of the chalet. These two positions would suit a couple who are keen to expand their catering and/or management experiences with large groups in a new and exciting environment.

Chalet Val D’Abondance is a privately-owned chalet just outside Chatel in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. The chalet can take up to 45 guests, however, during the summer period numbers are expected to be less than 30 guests per week. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a private chalet that prides itself in offering a high standard of comfort and service to its owners and their guests who holiday together in a friendly club-like atmosphere.

The Chef’s Role:

The Chef will be required to cook with imagination and flair for groups within a tightly controlled budget.

Skills and Experience: 

  • Internationally recognised catering qualification(s) with hotel/restaurant experience
  • Experience of cooking for large groups
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in the English language – both oral and written
  • Valid food hygiene certificate
  • Valid European Driving License

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Menu planning and food purchasing within budget
  • High standard of food preparation and service at breakfast/dinner
  • Preparation of a 3-course evening meal
  • Maintaining kitchen to Health and Safety requirements
  • Ability to cater for various dietary requirements

 The Manager’s Role:

The Manager to look after day to day running and upkeep of the chalet, together with responsibility for budget and liaison with outside agencies.

Skills and Experience: 

  • Experience of managing other vacation properties or within the hotel sector
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Be self-motivated and show initiative when required
  • Computer literate particularly in Excel
  • Proficient in the English language – both oral and written
  • Valid European Driving License

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Manage chalet operations
  • Purchase stock for efficient chalet operation and liaise with suppliers
  • Ensure communal areas are clean
  • Ensure rooms are cleaned in preparation for change overs.
  • Liaise with the chalet’s management committee re bookings and room allocation
  • Maintain and develop good working relationships with local suppliers
  • Manage the day-to-day financial side of the chalet operation
  • Interacting with the English financial director around budgetary requirements

Remuneration for couple:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Accommodation within the chalet
  • Meals with guests
  • Use of staff car
  • Employer’s liability insurance
  • Return flight from European airport to Geneva (if required)
  • Transfers to/from Geneva Airport at beginning and end of season (if required)
  • Share of tips 
  • Plus, a discretional bonus opportunity at the end of the season

We would prefer applications from EU passport holders (including dual nationality passport holders); those with French residency and those already in possession of a valid French work permit/working holiday visa. However, we will pursue a French working visa for outstanding candidates.

Please supply current CVs with application


  • Job Information 

  • Company: Chalet Val D'Abondance Ltd
  • Vacancy: Summer Chalet Couple in the French Alps
  • Category: Customer Services Work, Jobs suitable for couples, Catering Staff
  • Salary: Competitive salaries, Accommodation provided
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