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.


Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix

Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix


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renumeration icon Competitive

We are looking for dynamic kitchen/chalet staff to join our team in Chamonix for the Summer season. Our Summer program runs from mid-May until the end of September. We are looking for staff with industry experience who love the mountains.
Posted by: Nomadic Ski

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Great chef needed for fun ski season in Megeve!

Great chef needed for fun ski season in Megeve!


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renumeration icon Competitive salary + tips (this is for you to save/spend everything else is covered), travel to and from London, ski and boot hire, full area ski pass, food and accommodation

We're looking for a great chef who loves to ski or would like to learn! We're looking for an exciting, creative chef who will love to run his/her own kitchen in our chalet/hotel in beautiful Megeve. Someone who can balance their time in the kitchen making great food with getting out and skiing!
Posted by: Stanford Skiing

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Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix

Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix


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renumeration icon Competitive

We are looking for dynamic kitchen/chalet staff to join our team in Chamonix for the Summer season. Our Summer program runs from mid-May until the end of September. We are looking for staff with industry experience who love the mountains.
Posted by: Nomadic Ski
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Assistant Chef

Assistant Chef


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renumeration icon Competitive salary, accommodation, meals, ski lift pass, ski and boot equipment, uniform, insurance, generous friends and family discount, and more

Winter season 2022/23 – we are looking for an Assistant Chef with a passion for hospitality and the mountains. A very hands-on position. Must have commitment to exceed guest expectations. You will be working with a UK tour operator so you will need to work and converse in English.
Posted by: Snowcoach
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Head Chef

Head Chef


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renumeration icon Dependant on role

If you're looking for an role where your culinary leadership skills will shine and your love for the mountains will be fulfilled then look no further...
Posted by: OutdoorJAC
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Chalet Hosts – Winter 22/23 (French Alps)

Chalet Hosts – Winter 22/23 (French Alps)


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renumeration icon Competitive

Across our portfolio of properties in Morzine, Courchevel Le Praz, La Tania and La Plagne, our chalet hosts are largely responsible for providing our guests with a great catering experience, a clean and comfortable chalet and a wealth of knowledge about the resort.
Posted by: The Alpine Generation
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Hotel Assistant

Hotel Assistant


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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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Chef

Chef


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renumeration icon Salary

Looking for an enthusiastic chef to be part of one of the top chalet kitchens in France! Fantastic opportunity to work under a Michelin star trained chef providing some of the best food of any chalet in France! Extensive training, working alongside the head chef learning all areas in the kitchen.
Posted by: Taste The Alps
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Chalet chef

Chalet chef


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renumeration icon Competitive rates of pay.

Experienced chef required to provide a meal for between 15-20 guests six evenings each week. Plus make a cake or cookies for afternoon tea on six days. No breakfast service so would suit someone who wants to ski during the day.
Posted by: White Stripe Mountain Lodge
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Female Chef - Luxury Ski Chalet

Female Chef - Luxury Ski Chalet


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renumeration icon Competitive based on experience

We are seeking a creative & outgoing female chef (shared female accommodation, with private room) to join the team in our luxury chalet for winter 2022/23. Must have a passion for delicious food and happy clients. We offer a generous package, great accommodation & friendly team environment.
Posted by: Clarian Chalets
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Chalet Host Couples - Winter 22/23 (French Alps)

Chalet Host Couples - Winter 22/23 (French Alps)


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renumeration icon Competitive

Our chalet couples host some of our 12-16 guest chalets across La Tania and Morzine. The role is an all-round chalet hosting role which includes preparing and serving delicious home-made meals, housekeeping and providing an excellent guest experience.
Posted by: The Alpine Generation
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Chalet Support & Changeover Team

Chalet Support & Changeover Team


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renumeration icon circa 1800e pcm

We are currently looking for a couple or two friends to be our chalet support & changeover team in La Plagne for this coming season. An fun and varied role with no 2 days the same, this would be great for a couple who do not want to have the responsibility of looking after a chalet full time.
Posted by: Mountain Heaven
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Chefs & Kitchen Porters

Chefs & Kitchen Porters


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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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Villa Cook

Villa Cook


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renumeration icon Competitive

We provide catering solutions for holidaymakers, who don’t want the hassle of shopping and cooking for the duration of their stay or perhaps just want one off catering for a special occasion. We work on a chalet cook style; cooking for clients in the comfort of their of their own villa
Posted by: Quinta Chef
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Summer Chalet Positions

Summer Chalet Positions


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renumeration icon Negotiable

We are currently recruiting: Experienced and/or qualified Chefs for our Catered Chalets to join our team in Chamonix. We will also consider couples - a chef and chalet-host for example. We also run a full summer program so offer the opportunity to live and work both seasons and enjoy the Cham
Posted by: Nomadic Ski
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Chalet Couple for luxury ski chalet

Chalet Couple for luxury ski chalet


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renumeration icon Competitive

We are looking for an experienced chalet couple to run our luxury new five-bedroom chalet in Morzine. One of you will need to be a chef with enthusiasm to create your own innovative menu and one of you a host experienced in hospitality and cleaning
Posted by: Mountain Heaven
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Chef/Cook needed at children's activity centre in the beautiful Swiss Alps!

Chef/Cook needed at children's activity centre in the beautiful Swiss Alps!


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renumeration icon approx CHF 629 NET per week worked

Viamonde are currently seeking experienced Cooks/Chefs to join our team in the stunning Swiss Alps, providing catering services for English speaking groups from around the world. Positions available from September to October with the potential to extend this into the 2022/23 winter season.
Posted by: Viamonde Ski
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Head Chef

Head Chef


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renumeration icon Competitive salary, accommodation, meals, ski lift pass, ski and boot equipment, uniform, insurance, generous friends and family discount, and more

Winter season 2022/23 – we are looking for a Head Chef with a passion for hospitality and the mountains. A very hands-on position. Must have commitment to exceed guest expectations. You will be working with a UK tour operator so you will need to work and converse in English.
Posted by: Snowcoach
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Chalet Host

Chalet Host


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Mountain heaven is a family owned ski company who are just the right size to offer a personal service to all their guests.The company is passionate about its staff and invest a lot of time and attention making sure they have the right team. With 20 years experience in the Alps.
Posted by: Mountain Heaven
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Head Chef

Head Chef


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renumeration icon Competitive

Our Head Chef is responsible for delivering the catering product within our hotel in Les Arcs. This person will head and oversee the smooth running of the brigade kitchen, motivate their team and produce exceptional food for our VIP SKI guests.
Posted by: VIP Ski
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Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple


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renumeration icon • Competitive wage

We are looking for dynamic people with a love of the mountains to join our team for an action packed winter season. We strive to ensure we provide the best and most supportive working environment possible and pride ourselves on having an exceptional teams full of fun and friendly people.
Posted by: AliKats
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Resort Managers

Resort Managers


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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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Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef


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renumeration icon Highly competitive salary, free accommodation, training course + great benefits in kind

Are you either someone with plenty of cooking experience or a qualified chef? We are a small, fun and fabulous ski company in the outstanding ski resort of Courchevel Le Praz. Would you like to utilise your hospitality skills whilst working in one of our 5 chalets in the 3 Valleys.
Posted by: Skivo2
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Great chef needed for fun ski season in Megeve!

Great chef needed for fun ski season in Megeve!


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renumeration icon Competitive salary + tips (this is for you to save/spend everything else is covered), travel to and from London, ski and boot hire, full area ski pass, food and accommodation

We're looking for a great chef who loves to ski or would like to learn! We're looking for an exciting, creative chef who will love to run his/her own kitchen in our chalet/hotel in beautiful Megeve. Someone who can balance their time in the kitchen making great food with getting out and skiing!
Posted by: Stanford Skiing
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Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef


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renumeration icon French CDD contract, 1475€ per month net (NIV 1 ECHELON 3), 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 ! Training starts in November, season runs through A
Posted by: Alpine Escape
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Lovely chef/couple needed for superior ski chalet Megeve

Lovely chef/couple needed for superior ski chalet Megeve


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renumeration icon Competitive salary + tips, ski and boot hire, full area ski pass, food and accommodation

Are you a dynamic chef with or without another half who loves cooking but would also love to ski? Then we're looking for you! You will be running your own chalet, cooking & looking after 10-15 in our superior chalet. Chefs need to be dynamic & creative, hosts friendly & helpful & both keen to ski!
Posted by: Stanford Skiing
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Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple


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renumeration icon Competitive salary + full 3 valley ski pass + accommodation + Lessons & ski/board equipment hire +living expenses covered.

Are you a couple looking to work for a small fun & friendly ski company in the outstanding ski resort of Meribel in the French Alps? We employ couples (Chalet chef & Chalet host) to run each of our six chalets, and you will be located in the mighty 3 valleys - the world’s largest ski area.
Posted by: Ski Blanc
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Experienced Chef

Experienced Chef


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renumeration icon Evenings only, €15-€20ph including lodgings

Spend this winter working in the glorious French Alps! We are the specialist chalet caterer in Vaujany and Oz en Oisans, offering private chefs We are a small family run company currently hiring for an experienced chef as we pride ourselves on the level cuisine we provide. No 'chalet hosts'
Posted by: Ski Peak
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Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager


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renumeration icon Competitive

We are looking for an exceptional individual to manager our 60-80 bed hotel in Les Arcs this winter season. The role is extremely varied and complete flexibility is required! Ideally we are looking for candidates who have previously worked in a seasonal hotel environment!
Posted by: VIP Ski
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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef


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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


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renumeration icon 3500 CHF per month

Our carefully selected Chefs work alongside a Host to create an unforgettable holiday experience. You will need the imagination to produce a fresh and exciting menu., tailoring it to our guest's tastes each week. A hugely rewarding role that involves dedication, initiative and personality
Posted by: Ski Armadillo

Chalet Cook Host


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renumeration icon 3500 CHF per month

Our carefully selected Chalet Cook Hosts will create an unforgettable holiday experience by producing mouth-watering meals while delivering incredible customer service. Flexibility & strong multitasking skills are required to be successful. The role involved dedication, initiative & personality
Posted by: Ski Armadillo


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.