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.





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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Chalet Cooks

Chalet Cooks


map pin France & Austria
renumeration icon competitive seasonnaire salary

If cooking is your strongest suit but you're not looking for an out-and-out 'chef' role, then being a Chalet Cook will be your bread and butter! You'll take responsibility for the kitchen but work with the rest of the team to provide breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal 5 days a week
Posted by: Skiworld
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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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Lovely chef/couple needed for superior ski chalet Megeve

Lovely chef/couple needed for superior ski chalet Megeve


map pin France
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 10-14 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 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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Great chef needed for fun ski season in Megeve!

Great chef needed for fun ski season in Megeve!


map pin France
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! 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 skiiing!
Posted by: Stanford Skiing
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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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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


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.