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Fish & Pips
Fish&Pips offers delicious skiing in unbeatable locations and charming chalets in 2 of the finest resorts in the Alps, Meribel and Val d'Isere.
Holly Fisher (Fish) and Philippa Hartley (Pips) are life-long friends and with a shared passion for the mountains and good food they started up Fish & Pips together. Going into their 12th winter, Fish&Pips have built up a portfolio of 17 chalets, 10 in Meribel and 7 in Val d'Isere. All of their chalets are in keeping with their core values - not fussy yet comfortable and welcoming, and all to be found in unbeatable locations - just metres from the slopes!
They are fanatical about food and were thrilled to be the winners of the Times Chalet Chef Award. In their eyes a great skiing holiday isn't complete without great food, which is why they strive to provide some of best dining experiences in the Alps by carefully hand-picking restaurant chefs and working with some fantastic local suppliers and produce. However, great food needs to be coupled with great service and as a small company we are able to get to know our guests and look after their every need from start to finish in an informal yet professional manner.
Holly and Philippa believe that what makes their company what it is, is down to the team. As they are only looking for a small number to join them, they aim to select a winning team year on year. They believe that looking after their team (providing good accommodation, a 3Vs or Espace Killy pass, competitive wage etc) and having fun is key. They look to employ people who are personable, thrive on working in at team, have an enthusiasm to ski/snowboard along with a work hard, play hard attitude.
Here is what Emily has to say about working a season with F&P...
"Working for F&P was a delight and 5 months I shall cherish forever. You enter in to a family brought together for love of the snow and dancing like an idiot, and yet Team Fish refuses to be clicky; always meeting new people. For me – the bonus of working in Meribel Village meant that the family extended to every other company who had the privilege to work in that part of town too; centred around a bar that even Cheers would be jealous of. We were spoilt with great guests keeping every week refreshing and different.
It is hard for my dad to understand why I would want to go and “clean toilets” for another 5 months; but it is one of the most satisfying and rewarding jobs I have ever had, perpetually motivated by the positivity of good company, love of the mountains, fun music, a frothy continental lager or two, and learning from incredible chefs... and I would join the team again in a heartbeat!"
- Emily Mayne, Chalet Host 2010-11 & 2012-13