Hotel Second Chef

Job Details

Snowcoach is an independent family run company established in 1978, operating a hotel in the French Alps offering friendly, good value skiing/snowboarding holidays. We have many returning clients, year on year, which we think says a lot about our holidays and, most importantly, our staff!

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.

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.

Salary and Benefits

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
  • Free or subsidised travel to and from resort
  • Full ski lift pass - whole area
  • Skis and boots from our in-house ski shop
  • Medical insurance if applicable
  • Uniform
  • Hotel bar discount
  • Generous family and friends holiday discount
  • Going skiing/boarding!

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.)
  • 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.


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