Courses are held in a relaxed enviroment for an average of 6 students, in a real chalet lead by a seasoned tutor, Melanie. Following many years of not only cooking, but creating menus, training and also recruiting chalet staff, she will give you a real insight into what working as a chalet host is all about. There will also be real guests to host, often ex-chalet staff themselves, whom are happy to impart their knowledge too.
The Snow Cooks course covers all aspects of hosting and cooking in a chalet, with menu planning, hygiene and budgeting as just a part of the curriculum, as well as tips to get the most out of your season in the chalet and on the slopes. By the end, you will confidently be able to apply for chalet cooking posts, knowing that you have the ability to work efficiently in a chalet serving delicious meals leaving your guests happy! Our goal is to help place all students and our success rate has been extremely high. We assist with job applications - before your course and during the week. You will be kept up to date with job postings and in some cases, employers, whom we have direct contact with, will drop by to meet potential staff. Having been in charge of chalet staff recruitment for the past 25 years, I can guide in finding the right company to suit you and help before you arrive with your cover letter and CV.
There will also be a chance to have some fun during your time off if you so wish - outdoor activities include hiking, via ferrata, acro-branche, white water rafting, parapenting, mountain biking, horse-riding....
New for 2021 - In January, we also run courses so you get to experience a 'real' chalet host experience following the same course layout but you get to ski in the afternoons too! We have a course running on 10th January and 17th January.
We tend to keep to the hours you would work in a chalet allowing you afternoons free.
With regards to COVID 19, we anticipate extra cleaning duties in the chalet, even more regular hand washing and hand sanitizing plus individual students will have their own room (no extra cost). Bring a mask incase you travel by public transport or go to the shops.
In case of any Covid related problems, rest assured, we offer a full refund on courses
The price includes tuition, accommodation, meals as stated, transfer from and to Geneva airport, chalet recipe book, help with CV, cover letter and application and a reference on completion of the course
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com