Ski Chalet Cookery Courses

The benefits of taking a course prior to your season are obvious. You will be more confident in cooking for large groups (you might end up cooking for 15 or 20 people), and will be better equipped to attain the level of quality expected by your employer.

If you attend a course specifically for training chalet staff you will get to know about the potential mishaps involved with the difference in cooking time for eggs for example (even when they are in a cake). Cooking for large numbers, often in a small kitchen, takes some getting used to and a course can just take the edge off the nerves when presented with it for the first time. Having completed a course prior to application will certainly strengthen your chances. The organisations listed below provide cooking and catering courses for all eventualities.

Chalet Cook Training Companies

Season It Cookery

Season It Cookery is a well established chalet cookery school based at our own 4 star Chalet Pomet in the French Alps. The tutors are friendly and fun seasonnaires themselves and excellent chefs who have fail proof recipes to teach you that will impress even the most discerning guests.

You’ll also stay at 4 star Chalet Pomet where you can enjoy all of our facilities including our hot tub overlooking the mountains.

Our courses are great for singles and couples of all ages, it’s very practical with plenty of cooking time for each student as we only have a maximum of 8 students per course with two tutors. We are just an hour from Geneva airport served by the low cost airlines.

We operate two courses, one for potential seasonnaires and the minimum age for this course is 19, we also are an Approved Activity Provider of Duke of Edinburgh Gold residentials and the age range for these is from 16 to 19. Our full list of course dates are on our website

Included in the course rate of £699 is 6 nights accommodation, all food and drink, tuition, all ingredients, chalet menu book and guide, return airport transfers, and access to local chalet companies who are recruiting staff for the season.

To book onto a course please send us an email and we will email the application form. Alternatively you can call us on 07494 935650 and our website is

The Hive Cookery School

Established by experienced Alpine seasonnaires, The Hive Cookery School runs one and two week courses, training apsiring chalet hosts to be the best in the business. Courses are based in a typical Alpine chalet near Les Arcs, in the French Alps, and run throughout July, August and September.

Each curiculum covers everything you need to know to run a chalet efficiently and confidently, whilst teaching you the essential organisational skills to enable you to maximise your mountain time during your season.

We work closely with reputable Tour Operators and we’ll help you to tailor your CV and applications to them, to ensure you are invited to interview. Tour Operators will visit us on site, to interview students during courses. Your experience at The Hive will increase your chance of success.

To discuss how we can help you, or to book a course, please contact Chris on 020 3608 1213 or, or visit to find out more.

Snow Cooks

Established after 25 years of chalet staff training, Snow Cooks is a comprehensive training course designed to lead you confidently to applying and pursuing a chalet cook's position for the season as well as giving you skills for life. The aim is for you to achieve delicious meals which will leave your guests saying 'Best Chalet Food Ever'! We want you to get the best out of your season, off and on the slopes, so the curriculum covers all aspects of hosting a chalet with efficiency and ease.

You will leave the course with not only a complete understanding of cooking and hosting in an Alpine chalet, but a full-proof recipe book, guide, selection of menus and a reference from us.

Courses are one week long during June, July, August and September and are held in a real chalet location in a beautiful Alpine village resort where you can also enjoy the summer activities on offer in your spare time. Two week courses are possible on request.

I, myself am your main tutor and have not only been a chef, but been in charge of training, creating menus and chalet staff recruitment, so can also assist in preparing your CVs knowing exactly what future employers are looking for. We also have contact with chalet companies, so can advise which ones would best suit your application. Guest tutors and ex-chalet staff will be dropping by to impart their expertise and advice during the week.

Working a ski season has become very popular and competition is fierce. A chalet cookery course automatically indicates to potential employers that you are a serious contender!

For availability, booking and more information, please email me at or go to our website

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