Our Chalet Hotel Gourmets where you will stay and learn
Learn to cook for large numbers in a working kitchen
Being able to cook a cake for afternoon tea is essential!
Learn how to look after your guests
Learn all about running a chalet, shopping, budgeting, housekeeping and living in a ski resort
Improve your chalet cookery skills and get a job in the Alps this September from £545pp.
So you want to spend a season in the Alps as a Chalet Host – why would a chalet company choose you out of hundreds of applicants? Enhance your prospects of doing your dream season by enrolling on one of our cookery courses.
We teach you about all the different aspects of running your own chalet but most importantly you will learn to cook recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, nutritious and tasty. You will learn basic cookery techniques that will enable you to prepare your food to a good standard but with the minimum of hassle. You will learn about cooking at altitude, top tips on efficient running of your chalet to maximise your ski time, how to stretch your budget that bit further along with sessions on shopping, cleaning, accounting and resort life.
We are fortunate enough to run our courses in the Chalet Gourmet (Morzine), which offers a spacious fully equipped kitchen. Learning in this environment will help with the understanding of running a real chalet in a real situation.
Course dates for 2013:
- 7th - 14th September
- 14th - 21st September
- 21st - 28th September
What people say about our cookery course...
In September 2012 Will Hide attended our course and wrote an article for the Guardian.
Read Will's article here
Other feedback from students that took part in the course:
Jennie G: “I have loved every minute of this week. Anybody hoping to do a season should go on this course. It’s the best money you’ll ever spend to follow your dream. All the team were fantastic (Rachel, Nick and Ralph). The people you train with are your friends by the end of the 3rd day, it’s great.”
Dylan B: “Everything was great, you have exceeded my expectations”
Ryan S: “The course, it’s venue and the staff are all amazing, Every single aspect of being a chalet host was covered thoroughly. The whole week was worth every penny and I’m over the moon I chose to do it. Can’t wait to start my season with SkiWeekends!”
Increase your cookery skills
Learn how to cook high quality meals with the minimum of fuss
Cook for larger numbers
Have assistance with menu planning, time planning and shopping
Information on working and living abroad
Have specialist theory sessions from budgeting to local wine and cheese tasting
Have your own folder of recipes and theory notes ideal for chalet cookery
Also... enjoy Morzine and the surrounding area and try something different...
(eg paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking or just sightseeing)
All tuition from experienced Ski industry personnel
7 nights’ accommodation in Chalet Gourmet based on single occupancy – shared room rates available on request
Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on 7 nights including wine and coffee
Recipe book with notes on all aspects of the course
All cooking ingredients
Specialist sessions on running a chalet, shopping, budgeting, housekeeping and living in a ski resort
Wine and cheese tasting evening
The Ski Weekends Cookery Course apron
Hot tub maintenance training
Local interviews with established tour operators
What's not included...
Transfers to and from Geneva airport. We are able to offer these at £50 return per person if you wish, with one pick up normally around 4pm on arrival day and one departure from the chalet at 10am on departure day, alternatively transfers can be arranged at a cost of £70 return for all other times.
Travel and personal insurance
Any activities you wish to do in your spare time
£545 per person
excluding flights, insurance and outdoor activities.
How to enrol
Contact our UK Office on 02380 206 978 - £100 deposit secures your booking the balance to be paid eight weeks before departure – or 50% deposit to secure your place and the balance to be paid four weeks before departure.
There is a maximum of 12 students on each chalet cookery course ensuring a high staff to student ratio.