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Working a ski season has become even more popular in the past 15 years giving you an opportunity to master the art of snowsports in a season, rather than one week's holiday a year, as well as the experience of improving your cooking skills and making friends for life! Whether it be a one-off season or making the mountains your permanent home, you will have an unforgettable time.
Having spent more than 25 years running a catered chalet company and living in the French Alps, we want to inspire a new generation of keen skiers and cooks. Our practical chalet cookery course during the summer months covers all aspects of hosting and cooking in a ski chalet. With experience not only training our own chalet staff over the years, but also working as a freelance private chef and as a restaurateur in France, I have a great passion for food as well as skiing which I believe to be the perfect blend to make an ideal chalet host. Everything is cooked from scratch - using fresh ingredients. You'll be amazed on what you can produce by the end of the week.
The courses will be held in Chalet Viva, a real chalet which is situated in the heart of the lovely traditional village of Peisey Nancroix in the French Alps, at the gateway to the National Park. They run from June until October for the duration of a week. There are lots of great activities, easily accessible during the summer making this a really fun playground for all ages. Hiking up to a glacial lake, foraging mushrooms, climbing a rock face or canoeing down the white water, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
With a wealth of experience as not only hosts and cooks, but in chalet staff recruitment, we can confidently lead you to a successful job application in this field. What a great way to combine learning cooking skills, which will not only stay with you for life, but also give you the confidence to run a ski chalet at the same time as staying in a beautiful location and enjoying some incredible alpine activities such as white-water rafting or mountain biking. You'll also get to meet other like-minded people, whom you may even end up working with.
Competition is fierce for the jobs, so at least a chalet course will give you a fighting chance! We have great pleasure in stating that to date, all students have successfully secured a job in a chalet for the ski season...some are still here! The aim is that you have an unforgetable season with your guests ending their holiday stating 'Best Chalet Food Ever'