Head Chef

Job Details

If you are a creative chef and want a challenging role which also involves mentoring a junior chef, then look no further. Working in one of our luxury ski chalets in the premier ski resort of St Anton, this is a fantastic chance to create and design new dishes in an exciting environment and to pass on your expertise and knowledge to your second chef.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all our guests benefit from the highest possible level of Scott Dunn service
  • Menu design and planning
  • All the food and domestic product shopping for your chalet
  • Mentor and work with a second chef
  • Provide continental/cooked breakfast as well as dishes from the specials menu
  • Bake a fresh cake and biscuits for afternoon tea
  • Provide canapés and a 4 or 5 course dinner with cheese (6 days per week)
  • Provide children’s dinner if and when appropriate
  • Ensure that all guests’ dietary requirements are understood and catered for
  • Assist in keeping your chalet clean and tidy at all times creating a warm, friendly environment
  • Be responsible for all budgeting in your chalet
  • Provide weekly accounts

Abilities and Expectations 

  • An attitude whereby ‘nothing is too much trouble’
  • Plan, cook and produce meals to a high standard
  • Team player
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Good self motivation
  • Organised, highly flexible and pro-active
  • Patient, diplomatic and eager to set an exceptional example as a mentor
  • Ability to remain calm and tactful under pressure
  • Impeccable personal presentation

Essential Requirements 

  • A recognised catering qualification such as NVQ or City & Guild Chef qualification, cooking certificate or extensive experience in a professional kitchen
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience with a qualification or 2 years without a qualification
  • Available for the whole season – November until the end of April
  • UK/EU passport

Please note, a cook test assessment in London will be part of the recruitment process.

Desirable Attributes

  • Work experience in Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski seasons and luxury travel companies
  • Previous hospitality or customer service experience
  • Second language – German / French
  • A full UK/EU driving licence

Package and Benefits

In order to recruit the best people and deliver our product, Scott Dunn offers a very attractive remuneration package. Team members are offered: 

  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation
  • Full area lift pass
  • Ski/board equipment hire
  • Medical Cover  
  • Travel to and from an EU country
  • Stylish uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • Food whilst working
  • Career progression with summer opportunities in our Mediterranean programme

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