Ski Resort Catering Roles

There are two main types of catering roles - chalet based, and non chalet. The latter tend to get snapped up either by locals, or by people just turning up in resort and door stepping to ask if there is any work going. We do advertise for bars occasionally, but you will have to be quick if you fancy it as they tend to get a stupidly high number of applications. Chalet chefs on the other hand, good quality chefs at least, are hard to find. Every season companies have a bit of a moan about how difficult it is to find a really good cook. The quality of the food will have a real impact on the quality of the holiday so a good chef should be worth their weight in gold. While you should therefore find yourself being chauffer-driven around resort, in reality your wages may not be spectacular, but enough to make the experience very worthwhile.





Hotel General Assistant Winter 2021/22

Hotel General Assistant Winter 2021/22


map pin France
renumeration icon £600

This position crosses over between housekeeping and breakfast service - applicants can expect to gain experience in different areas of a busy hotel.
Posted by: Chamois dOr Hotel
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Bar & Kitchen Leader

Bar & Kitchen Leader


map pin Slovakia
renumeration icon Based on experience

We’re looking for F&B Manager to run the best Apres Ski Bar and Chalet in Jasna, Slovakia. Ski the days, works the nights, sleep when you’re dead! If you can run a bar and kitchen and fancy spending your mornings on the snow, and then working in a lively bar and kitchen, then read on.
Posted by: Jasna Adventures
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French Speaking Bar/Waiting Staff

French Speaking Bar/Waiting Staff


map pin France
renumeration icon Competitive Salary

We are looking for a couple of friendly, flexible and energetic staff to look after the front of house service, including both bar and food. A good level of french is required, as the majority of our clientele is french.
Posted by: La Vache
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Receptionist (French Speaking)

Receptionist (French Speaking)


map pin France
renumeration icon £750

Meticulous in detail and presentation, our Hotel Reception team are customer facing ambassadors who use initiative and flexibility to best manage a lot of the day to day operations of the hotel and make our guests experience the ultimate in relaxation and enjoyment.
Posted by: Chamois dOr Hotel
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Chalet Chef or Chef & Host Couple

Chalet Chef or Chef & Host Couple


map pin France
renumeration icon Competitive salary

We are an independent chalet seeking a skilled, creative and friendly chef for winter 2021/22. The kitchen is open-plan with service for up to 14 people in our luxury chalet. Must have ski season experience and a passion for creating a fabulous guest experience. Chef and host opportunity too.
Posted by: Clarian Chalets
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Bar

Bar


map pin France
renumeration icon Competitive

We are looking for a couple of experienced bar staff/waitresses to join our small and friendly team here at La Vache, helping to provide a warm welcome to holidaymakers and continue our history of being the perfect place for a cold beer on the terrace or a nice meal with friends!
Posted by: La Vache
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Hotel Assistant

Hotel Assistant


map pin Finland
renumeration icon Competitive

Hotel Assistants to help with the day to day running of our hotel! Based in ‘True Lapland’, we pride ourselves on offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in an unforgettable part of the world – a real winter wonderland. EU Passports only!
Posted by: Davvi Arctic
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Chefs & Kitchen Porters

Chefs & Kitchen Porters


map pin Finland
renumeration icon Competitive

As a member of the Kitchen team you will, work in a busy hotel kitchen supporting the Head Chef to produce the best quality dishes and ensure that all equipment is regularly cleaned and kept in good condition. EU Passport only!
Posted by: Davvi Arctic
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Chalet waiter/waitress & cleaner

Chalet waiter/waitress & cleaner


map pin France
renumeration icon €150 a week including lodgings and vehicle

Ski Peak is a family run company that specialises in Vaujany. We operate 4 self catered chalets and are currently looking to hire a couple with European passports for the winter to welcome our guests and look after our properties, including cleaning them every changeover.
Posted by: Ski Peak
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Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef


map pin France
renumeration icon £9.20 per hour

We are a luxury chalet company, based in the resort of St Martin de Belleville in the 3 Valleys ski area. We operate 6 boutique ski chalets each with chef, host and driver teams. We have a staff of around 33 and are an owner operated business now in our ninth year.
Posted by: White Mountain Chalets
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Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet

Chef for Luxury Ski Chalet


map pin France
renumeration icon Competitive

NINE & TENNE Chatel is looking for an outstanding professional and experienced chef to work in one of our luxury chalets to produce delicious menus for our discerning guests. Fantastic food and award winning wines are a big part of our luxury offering, and something guests come back for each ye
Posted by: Nine and Tenne Chatel
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Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef


map pin France
renumeration icon Very competitive wage , 2 days off p/w

We are looking for talented Chefs or chef/host couples to join our small team and spend this winter running one of our Boutique Ski chalets in the 3 Valleys, France. Our chefs have two full days off per week, cooking breakfast & dinners only ! Applicants must be legal to work in France
Posted by: Alpine Escape
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Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef


map pin France
renumeration icon Highly competitive

Are you either someone with plenty of cooking experience or a qualified chef? Would you like to utilise your creative cooking skills whilst working in a lovely chalet and spending a winter in Courchevel, one of Europe’s best ski resorts?
Posted by: Skivo2
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts


map pin France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain
renumeration icon £250/week + lift pass +accommodation + food+ ski Hire + insurance + flights to and from resort + share of gratuities

At Ski Miquel we are looking for well-trained and professional chefs who want to work in a chalet-hotel environment and to ensure high quality food for 25-35 guests each week. This a full-time position for the winter season, working alongside our Resort Manager and Chalet Hosts. Ski Miquel holidays
Posted by: Ski Miquel
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Resort Managers

Resort Managers


map pin France and Austria
renumeration icon Competitive

Are you a logical leader, ultimately unflappable and daringly dynamic? It’s time to step up… take on the ultimate resort role which is as rewarding as it is challenging. The Resort Manager role is highly varied role and would suit a confident, capable person with plenty of ski season experience
Posted by: Skiworld
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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef


map pin France
renumeration icon Competitive

Each year we recruit chefs to work in luxury chalets throughout Europe. And our search for qualified and experienced chefs and chalet cooks to work during the coming season is now underway.
Posted by: OutdoorJAC
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Chef and Host Couple


map pin France
renumeration icon On application

Working together you will provide breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes and a four course evening meal 5 nights a week. You will be responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the chalet, as well as providing excellent customer service.
Posted by: Ice and Fire Ski

Chef


map pin France
renumeration icon On Application

Chalet Chef From menu planning and food ordering to budgeting and stock control, you will be jointly responsible for the efficient and smooth running of the chalet. Providing a cooked and continental breakfast, homemade afternoon tea and delicious, well presented four course evening meal.
Posted by: Ice and Fire Ski


Chalet Chef

The role of Chalet Chef is a key part of the 'chalet experience'. Skiing makes people hungry and when they trek back from the slopes after a long day you will have to swing into action, usually preparing bistro-style 3 course evening meals for the hungry holiday makers. Key skills include being able to work with a menu plan and to a set budget. Get the food right and you will be truly appreciated by the chalet guests. In a typical chalet, you will be doing anything from ten to thirty covers per night. Most employers require you to have a good level of kitchen or catering experience, and a knowledge of specialist diets.

Head Chef

You will generally be working for larger tour operators, catering for a hotel full of guests, or for a resort restaurant or hotel. You will be preparing a range of meals from breakfast through to evening meals, usually six nights a week. You will also have responsibility for a team of cooks who will work under you. You must be able to work with a menu plan and within a set budget. You will be responsible for kitchen hygiene, ordering and stock control. Covers could be anything from fifty to a hundred plus at larger hotels. Chef qualifications are a must, and previous head chef experience is usually desirable.

Assistant Chef

Sous chefs or assistant chefs are the backbone of any substantial catering operation. Your main role will be to assist the Head chef, thought the amount of responsibility you have will depend on the size of the company you are working for. You may be just working on a single section of the kitchen, or you may find yourself almost as important as the head chef. Working as an assistant chef allows you to gain valuable experience, especially if the head chef knows what he or she is doing! Qualifications that would suit this role would be general catering certificates, as well as some previous experience of a similar role.

Bar Work

Bar work is often similar whereever you are in the world, but what could be better than spending a few hours on the slopes before heading in to work to cater for lots of happy holiday makers. Serving drinks is obviously going to be one of your main tasks, but you may also be preparing or presenting bar meals. Good bar experience and being numerate is always going to help your application, as is a positive, friendly and helpful attitude. Basic knowledge of the local language or a couple of European languages will also be beneficial.

Cookery Courses

If you like the idea of working as a chef for a ski season, but you do not have any relevant cookery experience, you may like to look at a specialist chalet cookery course. You will learn how to cope with running the kitchen of a busy ski chalet. They will cover basic food hygiene, shopping, menu preparation and basic house keeping. Some have good local links with tour operators and resort chalets, meaning they can recommend you as an employee on completion of the course. Have a look at our guide to: selecting the right course.

Hopefully this page gives you some idea of the various options available if you are a catering professional and you like the idea of working a winter season abroad. Take a look at the positions offered currently being recruited for by the companies below. During the peak recruitment periods between May and October we have a high turnover of roles, so do make sure you check back regularly to view the latest positions.