As a chef at Ski Cuisine you are in the privileged position of designing your own menus within a generous budget. Very few chalet companies allow this preferring to create set menus for their chefs to follow. We are renowned for high quality cuisine and therefore employ high quality chefs with flare and ambition. We encourage your creativity and talent to continue growing.

Working in a chalet allows you the freedom to cook your own dishes but also teaches you vital budgeting and housekeeping skills which may serve you well throughout your career. Our chalet kitchens are well equipped and although space can be a challenge in the domestic environment of a chalet, you are in close contact with your guests affording  you immediate job satisfaction when they enjoy your meals. This close interaction very often also leads to more job opportunities. Akin to all this you are able to ski or snowboard six days a week and enjoy season life to the full. 

Ski Cuisine is a small, family run chalet company operating solely in the beautiful Alpine resort of Méribel situated at the heart of the impressive Three Valley Ski area; the largest ski area in the world. Our five chalets are ski-in, ski-out and have cosy and traditional interiors.  We are renowned for excellent quality cuisine and personal service, provided by professional and personable staff.

 

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Responsibilities 

Preparing breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and a 4 course evening meal including coffee and petit fours.

Menu planning, shopping, ordering and stock control

Kitchen hygiene

Weekly chalet accounts

Hosting guests

Communication and interaction with guests

General duties in and around the chalet alongside the host such as snow clearing, cleaning & making beds

 

Pre-requisites - We are looking for qualified chefs who:

Have strong communication skills

Have previous experience catering in restaurants or at events with a preference for private catering

Have front of house table service experience

Can cater to a very high “restaurant” standard within a specified budget

Have a minimum of a valid Level 2 Hygiene certificate

Have a UK passport, have a UK NI number and NI contributions need to have been previously paid for a period of at least one month

 

We are looking for people who can:

Work well under pressure

Have a high standard of personal presentation

Be reliable and organised

Be respectful and communicate well with clients and colleagues (team players)

Are punctual and have a “can-do” attitude

Have a positive, mature and energetic outlook to work and season life in general

Be flexible in your attitude towards our guests to maintain our excellent service level and reputation

 

Package:

Salary on application

Accommodation in a shared room in our staff chalet

Travel from London-Méribel. Return travel allowance of £80

Meals supplied

Ski or snowboard equipment for the season

Mountain rescue insurance

A three valley lift pass

Two days off per week ( subject to bookings/certain weeks such as the Christmas holidays, but you will be notified in advance)

Uniform provided by Ski Cuisine: Outdoor jacket. Fleece. Polo shirts. Aprons

To provide yourself: Chefs whites/blacks (trousers black or blue/white check) & appropriate black kitchen footwear.

 

To apply: Please contact Karen Journoud staff@skicuisine.co.uk and forward your CV, a cover letter and a recent photo.

All applicants must send a 6 day menu plan to include: Cooked breakfast options, afternoon tea, 6 day children's supper menu, canapés and a 6 day three course dinner menu with vegetarian options and gluten free examples.