Full Season Chalet/Private Chef

Job Details

The Role

Powder Byrne provides a food delivery service called Swiss Cook for guests staying in self catering accommodation. All food is prepared to the highest standard off-site and delivered on a daily basis to guests to re-heat at their leisure.

The position of Powder Byrne Chef requires someone who has experience working in a professional kitchen and has the ability to deliver well presented meals to a set menu. You will be responsible for purchasing of all ingredients, budgeting and stock control.

You will be preparing and delivering the food to guests, working to the highest health and safety standards, as well as cooking for the resort team during busy weeks during the season.

Working in one of Switzerland’s top ski resorts, this is a fantastic chance to create and design new dishes in a challenging environment.

As the Full Season Powder Byrne Chef you will be required to be a Private Chef during selected Peak Weeks. Responsible for providing a personalised service, preparing, cooking and serving meals to both owners and rental clients staying in our private apartments. 

You will ensure that all food is prepared to the highest standard in the apartment kitchen and that it is served in a timely fashion. This includes planning, preparing breakfasts, afternoon teas and a three-course dinner for up to 12 people. 

Job Requirements

- Preparing meals following the Swiss Cook menu

- Private Chef responsibilities 

- Stocktaking of all food and wine

- Understanding and catering for clients’ specific dietary requirements

- Ensuring health and safety standards are strictly adhered to

- Planning and shopping for your weekly menu

- Shopping on request for Powder Byrne clients

- Managing budgets and cash flow

- Maintain and updating the Swiss Cook database

- Exceeding clients' expectations

- Assisting the Powder Byrne resort team with transfers and driving in resort

- Liaising with London Operations team to keep informed of any issues/discrepancies

- Cooking for the resort team during the busy peak weeks

- Representing Powder Byrne

Essential Skills

- Previous experience as a chef or extensive catering experience

- Previous hospitality or customer service experience

- Understanding of high quality customer service and desire to exceed customers' expectations

- Full, clean driving license

- Minimum age is 21

- Excellent time management and organisational skills

- Approachable and professional

- Excellent social and communication skills

- Excellent all-round team player

- Enthusiastic, positive attitude

- Food hygiene level 2 (or willing to complete)

- Ability to work as a private chef if required

- Strong attention to detail and ability to work unsupervised and in a team

Desirable Skills

- Experience of working in a professional kitchen

- Previous chalet/hotel or ski resort work

- Recognised cookery school course

- Competent use of Microsoft Excel and Word


  • This position is available for the full winter season (December 2019 – April 2020)
  • Selected Peak Weeks (New Year, February Half Term and Easter)

Our Clients Say

"The standard of food was exceptional, it was a real treat not to have to cook at the end of a hard day on the slopes."

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