Due to a late change of mind we are now looking for two bubbly, enthusiastic, personable, conscientious Chalet Hosts/Chefs - which can be individuals, couples or pairs of mates.
We are a privately owned French company operating under the name ALL AT SKI. We comprise of:
Our main chalet and base, The Auberge sur la Montagne, an 8-bedroom boutique chalet-hotel in the small hamlet of La Thuile, in the French Alps. We are a 4-minute drive from the ski resort of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, 12 minutes from our chalets in Brévières and 15 minutes from Val d’Isère, Tignes and Villaroger/Les Arcs.
ALL AT SKI, has portfolio of 18 catered and self-catering apartments and chalets in and around Ste Foy Tarentaise, and Tignes.
Our clients are primarily English or French speakers and internally we work in English. For the coming ski season, we will employ a team of fourteen. 6 of these will be Chalet Hosts. All will be lodged in well- presented comfortable accommodation in and around Ste Foy.
You will be the Chalet Host in one of our chalets when there is a catered booking. Your main responsibilities will be to prepare, cook and serve meals to the guests in catered chalets and to clean the chalet(s) on a daily basis. Usually you will work with one other Chalet Host.
We serve a buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, children’s supper (if required), and a 3-course dinner with wine and coffee on 6 nights. You will be required to plan menus, prepare and cook a quality 3-course dinner 6 nights per week. You will also cook a 2 course children's supper when required. You will need to take into account any special dietary needs, such as vegetarians, vegans and any allergies etc. You will also be responsible for the cleanliness of the kitchen, for food hygiene and storage, and for ordering/shopping. Depending on your cooking experience, training and support will be given.
You will also be required to clean the chalets & other properties on changeover days (usually Saturdays and Sundays). In addition, you will be responsible for laundry management, including laundering some items in-house, assisting with snow clearing and minor maintenance and repairs.
These will be your busiest weeks and you will need to work hard to ensure that your guests are happy and all the tasks are completed to a high standard.
When none of the chalets are booked on a catered basis you will spend your time doing laundry and cleaning self-catered properties. You will overlap and assist with other staff and help with bar tending at the Auberge, client transport, hosting and cooking at the Auberge, as well as maintenance of properties, snow clearing, inventory checks and guest liaison.
You should be self-motivated and able and willing to work as hard as necessary to ensure that the chalet runs smoothly, and guests’ needs are fully met. You should be friendly and outgoing. One of the strengths of a chalet holiday is its intimacy, and our guests are treated more as friends than clients. Indeed, by the end of the week, many will have become friends.
You should be practical, organised, have plenty of common sense and enjoy dealing with people. You will ideally have previous cooking and hospitality experience and be a keen enthusiastic cook whether professional or amateur.
You should be, first and foremost, a team player; helping others as needed to ensure that the organisation runs smoothly and guests’ needs are fully met. You should be friendly and outgoing. One of the strengths of our company is its personal service and attention to detail. We expect our staff to put themselves out to ensure that guests have a wonderful stay.
You should be a “foodie” and will have Basic Food Hygiene Certificates.
You should take a pride in all of your work whether cooking for the guests or cleaning the chalets and apartments.
You will be an ambassador for the company and dress and act accordingly at all times.
Ideally you should have a love for the mountains and be a keen skier/boarder or motivated to learn the skills throughout the season.
Fluent English is essential. A good level of French would be a major advantage, as would a full, clean driving license for manual gear change vehicles. A valid working visa for France is essential if you are not an EC passport holder.
The jobs will start in early December 2019 and finish during April or early May 2020.
Please send a CV and supporting letter to: