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Chalet host cookery courses

01 January 0001

Improve your cookery skills and get a job in the Alps next winter

Chalet cookery courses this September from £495pp

100% job placements for 2 years running!

Chalet Host Cookery Course with Ski WeekendsSo 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. For the past 2 years 100% of our host trainees have been offered a job before they went home! Interviews with employers are arranged during your week with us to give you the best chance of securing employment for your ski season.

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.

Making cakes for afternoon on the chalet host cookery course with Ski WeekendsWe are fortunate enough to run our courses in the Chalet Gourmets (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 2014:

  • 6th - 13th September
  • 13th - 20th September
  • 20th - 27th September

What people say about our cookery course...

Recent feedback from students that took part in the course in September 2013:

Catherine M: "The course is great for preparing you for a season as a chalet host and meeting recruiters. The opportunity to cook for 18 people really helps to increase your confidence in your cooking ability."

Elliot W-S: "Fantastic content, great instructors. Leaving the course feeling psyched up for the season with a real sense of confidence in my ability to do the job."

Henry L: "I absolutely loved the course and would recommend it to anyone thinking of doing a ski season. Not only do you learn all the skills necessary you get to meet a load of like minded people and learn of a great team at Ski Weekends. Learning has never been so much fun."

Emma: "Excellent course, very informative, excellent teaching and handbook. The contact information and help given to get interviews and jobs was fantastic. Best decision I made to come on the course with Ski Weekends."

Read more

In September 2012 Will Hide attended our course and wrote an article for the Guardian.

Read Will's article here

Why do our chalet course?

  • 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)

What's included?

  • All tuition from experienced ski industry personnel
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in Chalet Gourmets based on single occupancy – shared room rates available on request
  • Continental breakfast
  • 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 12pm, alternatively transfers can be arranged at a cost of £70 return for all other times. If you want to check with us before booking your flights call us on 023 8020 6971.
  • Flights
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Any activities you wish to do in your spare time

The price

Prices start from £495 per person, based on two people sharing a room. This price is excluding flights, insurance and outdoor activities. Sign up with a friend to get this great price or if you prefer to have a room to yourself that's no problem too. The price for the week, single occupancy is £545pp.

How to enrol

Contact our UK Office on 023 8020 6971 - £200 deposit secures your booking with the balance to be paid eight weeks before departure.

There is a maximum of 12 students on each chalet cookery course ensuring a high staff to student ratio.

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