We have a number of chef jobs available in our winter ski programme in the Alps. This is a fantastic opportunity to work a ski season in a premier resort, cooking in one of our luxury ski chalets.

You will be working within a professional chalet team in order to provide the very best experience. From the moment your guests arrive in their chalet they will be met with delicious cooking smells, smiling faces and a warming atmosphere. Our team are flexible and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our guests have a truly once in a lifetime holiday, which is what keeps them coming back to us year after year. Our chalets are beautiful but it is our team that really counts and makes the difference.

In your spare time you will be skiing in some of the most beautiful, challenging and varied terrain in the world and enjoying the local delicacies and culture. We will provide you with a full area lift pass and your ski equipment so that you can really get the most from your time in the mountains.

If you are looking for a job that pushes you to be your very best, that enables you to live in the mountains and to work alongside some of the best professionals in the industry, then this is the position for you.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
Look after our guests to the highest standard possible and ensure they benefit from the Scott Dunn service in chalets of up to 14 guests
Phone guests prior to arrival in order to discuss the menu plan and dietary requirements
Create and plan weekly tailor made menus in conjunction with your particular guests’ tastes, dietary requirements and local ingredients – creativity and flexibility is a must!
All the food and domestic product shopping for your chalet
Prepare welcome drinks and nibbles for new arrivals
Prepare full continental and cooked breakfast as well as dishes from the specials menu
Bake a fresh cake and biscuits for afternoon tea
Provide children’s dinner if and when appropriate
Create canapés and a four or five course evening meal with cheese (six days per week)
Maintain weekly budgets and ensure all accounts are submitted in an efficient and timely manner
Complete all paperwork for the Scott Dunn hygiene policy on a daily basis

ABILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
An attitude whereby ‘nothing is too much trouble’
Able to plan, cook and produce meals to a high standard
Work independently as well as in a team
Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
Good self-motivation
Organised, highly flexible and pro-active
Excellent time keeping and reliability
Forward thinking and planning
Ability to remain calm, patient, diplomatic and tactful under pressure
Problem solving and adapting in the kitchen
Impeccable personal presentation

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
Recognised catering qualification such as NVQ or City & Guilds 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 of Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski seasons or luxury travel companies
A full UK/EU driving licence (desirable)
Holder of UK or EU Passport
Ensure that your chalet kitchen is always clean and tidy
Assist in keeping your chalet clean and tidy at all times and creating a warm and friendly environment for guests
Work in other chalets or resorts when requested to do so

To apply for this job email your details to Recruitment@scottdunn.com