Hotel Second Chef

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Snowcoach operates two hotels in the French Alps offering friendly, good value skiing/snowboarding holidays. We have a large number of returning clients, year on year, which we think says a lot about our holidays!


We are looking for a second chef who would relish a position with the opportunity to ski/board, who is not afraid of hard work and has the commitment to exceed client expectations, as well as having a sense of fun.  The kitchen team includes a head chef and two kitchen assistants.


The ***Hotel Terminus Mont Blanc is located in St. Gervais/Le Fayet situated between Megeve and Chamonix with extensive skiing at St. Gervais/Megeve/La Giettaz/Combloux/Les Contamines. The hotel has 36 en-suite bedrooms, dining room, lounge + bar, games room and a hot tub and steam room.  Open all year round.


The Hotel l’Aigle is located high in the Maurienne Valley at Valmeinier 1800 with spectacular views and direct access onto the ski slopes including links to the Valloire ski area.  The hotel has 40 en-suite bedrooms, dining room, lounge + bar, games room and an outdoor hot tub overlooking the mountains.  We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2019 by Trip Advisor.


Job Description

Reports to Head Chef


  • Work as a team with the head chef to prepare and deliver wholesome and high-quality meals for all clients and staff (buffet-style breakfast, homemade afternoon cakes and 4-course evening meal) within the allocated kitchen budget. Children’s early suppers provided as necessary during peak weeks. Meals are served 7 days a week and are based on English menus.
  • Act as head chef a minimum of once a week with additional cover as necessary.
  • Responsible for high levels of kitchen and food hygiene standards.
  • Provide supervision and training in kitchen hygiene standards and health and safety to all staff involved in food preparation and kitchen/restaurant cleaning.
  • Ensure kitchen and storage areas are clean and safe, meeting statutory health and safety requirements.
  • Client satisfaction is monitored through the weekly collation of client questionnaires which are evaluated and sent to resort.
  • Support other hotel operations if and when required.


What we are looking for: 

  • Possession of an EU or UK passport. (For UK nationals working in France we now have to  obtain a work permit on your behalf and a visa, unless you have a Carte de Sejour.  All staff will be on a French contract.)
  • Must be fully vaccinated (with proof).
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent catering qualification is desirable.
  • A current valid HACCP hygiene certificate is desirable.
  • Previous experience in kitchen, hospitality and customer service industries.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and time-management skills.
  • Previous experience in mentoring/training teams is desirable.
  • French language skills are desirable.
  • Full driving licence and experience of driving overseas/mountains is desirable.
  • Confident in a pressurised kitchen environment.


In addition to working for an independent, family run firm with over forty years’ experience where you are a valued member of the team and not just a number, the main benefits are:

  • Competitive salary
  • Meals and accommodation
  • Travel to/from resort (UK staff only)
  • Ski lift pass
  • Ski and boot equipment
  • Medical insurance (if applicable)
  • Uniform
  • Hotel bar discount
  • Generous friends and family holiday discount
  • Going skiing/boarding!

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