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Job vacancies in the French Alps

Chalet host and chef

Location: Pesiey-Vallandry, French Alps

Brief overview

As the ‘day to day’ contact for the majority of our guests, your role would be to provide excellent customer service, excellent food and provide a clean, safe and welcoming ‘home from home’. Within our company budgets.

You would be fully responsible for everything that occurs within your chalet.

We do not operate a fixed menu policy; therefore chalet hosts are responsible for their own menus and as such do their own shopping.

We provide minibuses for company use but to adhere to our insurance limitations. All candidates must be over 21 with a minimum of 2 years driving experience.

General job description

  • Provide breakfast, home baked afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal up to 6 days a week for your varied guests (including children) in your chalet.
  • Keep the chalet clean and tidy on a daily basis according to our company standards.
  • Plan weekly menus, shop accordingly and keep to the chalet budget.
  • Responsible for the completion and submission of weekly chalet accounts.
  • Responsible for the safe keeping of receipts relevant to the above task.
  • Create a welcoming atmosphere in your chalet and provide excellent customer service throughout the holiday.
  • Work with the resort team, promote resort events and services in order to generate income for the company and reach resort sales targets.
  • Working with the Chalet Supervisor (if appropriate) and Resort Manager to ensure resort operations occur efficiently with minimum cost.
  • Uphold the resort reputation of Whitebeam Chalets.

Key skills required

A confident cook able to plan, prepare and deliver 3 course evening meals & understand differing dietary needs.

  • Catering experience essential.
  • Friendly, flexible and enthusiastic.
  • Able to achieve excellent customer service.
  • Ski/Snowboard experience.
  • Good team player
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • At least GCSE level mathematics
  • At least basic French language skills preferable, not essential
  • Good knowledge of common IT programmes, including EXCEL, WORD, and email.
  • Driving License
  • UK bank account and National Insurance number
  • Valid British/EU passport


  • Fully paid training course
  • Basic salary + monthly commission based on sales scheme
  • Season lift pass
  • One full day off per week
  • Accommodation and food
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Equipment hire
  • Transport to and from resort/UK at start/end of season
  • Holiday pay

Send your CV to [email protected]