Chalet Chef, Luxury Ski Resort, Val d’Isère , France

£1,700 monthly
  • Reachjobs
  • France
  • Sep 26, 2018
Full time Hospitality and Catering

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to work overseas as a Chalet Chef based within a luxury winter European operation. Chalet chefs are an extremely important part of the service that company offers and this is a great opportunity to create fantastic tailor-made menus in your own kitchen to delight your guests, gain instant feedback and really develop your talent. 

Responsibilities

  • Look after our guests to the highest standard possible and therefore ensuring all of our guests benefit from the service/ food in chalets of up to 14
  • Responsible for all of the food and domestic product shopping for your chalet
  • Assisting in keeping your chalet clean and tidy at all times and creating a warm and friendly environment
  • Maintaining your weekly budgets and ensuring all accounts are submitted in an efficient and timely manner
  • Contact guests personally prior to their arrival to discuss dietary needs and menu options
  • Strictly maintain all food, health and hygiene kitchen standards on a daily basis

 

Duties

  • Prepare welcome drinks/afternoon tea for new arrivals
  • Provide full English, continental, and special options for the breakfast menu
  • Provide afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes and biscuits
  • Prepare children’s evening meal
  • Create canapés and a four course evening meal with cheese, coffee and mints every day in a formal dining environment (except day off)
  • Phone guests prior to arrival in order to discuss the menu plan and dietary requirements
  • Create and plan weekly menus
  • Ensure that all guests’ dietary requirements are understood and catered for
  • Manage stock levels appropriately and ensure regular shopping is carried out
  • Ensure that your chalet kitchen is always clean and tidy
  • Clear rubbish and recycling from the chalets daily
  • On change over day, thoroughly clean the chalet kitchen and assist Host where necessary in main areas
  • To take responsibility of weekly monies/budgets and present accounts to the Resort Manager on a weekly basis
  • Responsible to complete all paperwork for the Scott Dunn Hygiene Policy on a daily basis
  • Together with your chalet team, be responsible for reporting overall basic maintenance within the chalet
  • To work in other chalets/resorts when requested to do so by your Resort Manager

 

Abilities and Expectations

  • Ability to work independently, in a team and in a different property if needed
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Good self-motivation
  • Organised, highly flexible and pro-active
  • Professional and can-do attitude
  • Excellent time keeping and reliability
  • Forward thinking and planning
  • Ability to remain calm, patient, diplomatic and tactful under pressure
  • Ability to plan, cook and produce meals to a high standard
  • Problem solving and adapting in the kitchen
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Exceptional personal presentation
  • Passion for food, cooking and developing your skills

Job requirements

Essential Experience and Key Competencies

  • Recognised catering qualification such as NVQ or City & Guild Chef Qualification, Cooking School Certificate or extensive experience in a professional kitchen
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience with a qualification or 2 years without a qualification
  • Work experience in Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski seasons and luxury travel companies are all desirable
  • A Full UK/EU Driving Licence is desirable.
  • Available for the whole season (November until the end of April)
  • UK or EU Passport holder
  • Please note – a cook test assessment in London will be a part of the recruitment process.

Offer

Package and Benefits

  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation
  • Full area lift pass
  • Ski/board equipment hire 
  • The opportunity to ski in your free time
  • Medical insurance (covering you in and out of work)
  • Return travel from the home country
  • Uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • All food while working