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Chalet Couple (including a professional chef)

  • Job Location

    La Plagne, France

  • Start date

    Arrive early December to start training, with first guests arriving 23rd December

  • Duration

    End of April

  • Job Benefits

    High £, 2 days off/week, holiday pay, food, accommodation, travel, bonus + ski pack


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced chalet couple (PROFESSIONAL CHEF ONLY and host) to run one of our 5 La Plagne chalets. We offer a highly competitive salary, holiday pay, 2 full days off a week, plus an end-of-season bonus, accommodation & ski pack plus other benefits. 

The couple will either be married or have been together for at least two years. We cannot accept applications from a chef or host on their own - you must be applying as a couple.

The chef must be passionate about food and beautiful presentation, professionally trained with fine dining restaurant experience, and happy to design his or her own menu within a budget. With a maximum of 12 to cook for, the chef will have time to add some creative garnishes and plate up beautifully. Although we offer a high level of dining, we don’t ask our chefs to spend all day in the kitchen, preparing 7-course tasting menus – and therefore, this position is highly sought-after as you will get plenty of time to ski.

The chalet host will be professional, presentable and friendly, making our guests feel welcome and happy in the chalet that will become their home for the week. You will be committed passionate about cleaning to an extremely high standard, and adhere to our Covid-19 cleaning policies. You will have an outgoing personality, and be able to interact with guests of all ages and nationalities. You will also be “front of house” at meals, ensuring that the quality of the food delivered by the chef is matched by your levels of service. Previous experience in catering and hospitality is a real bonus, but not a pre-requisite for an applicant with the right level of drive, a positive outlook to work, and an ability to get on with people.

Duties include:

  • Offering warm hospitality and looking after guests during their stay
  • Creating a weekly menu to include breakfast with cooked option, afternoon tea with homemade cakes, and a 4-course evening meal (including cheese course)
  • Canapés or amuse-bouche at least twice a week
  • Preparing, laying out, plating up and clearing of all meals
  • Cleaning and tidying of the chalet (making beds, cleaning bathrooms, kitchen and any shared space in the chalet)
  • Weekly cleaning of chalet on change-over day, preparing for the arrival of new guests
  • Weekly stock-take, and shopping for food, according to a budget and guest levels
  • Maintaining and observing all hygiene, health and safety standards
  • Clearing snow and ice from steps, paths and parking spots
  • Preparing kindling and laying and lighting fires most evenings
  • Occasional driving of guests in company vehicles to and from ski lifts
  • Arranging and delivering list passes to guests as required by Alpine365
  • Ad-hoc other duties as required

A full package will be available for the right couple - a French CDD contract including staff accommodation (your own studio apartment); competitive weekly wage, 2 days off a week, holiday pay, end-of-season bonus, all meals, travel to and from the UK/Europe and a full Paradiski season pass, insurance and ski hire. 

Candidates should either have the right to live and work in France (EU passport or carte de sejour) or for exceptional UK candidates, we can apply for work permits and visas for you.

Here at Alpine365, we’re only a small, family run business, so you would be a core part of our small team, and as such, you will have an opportunity to make a real difference!

We are actively recruiting now, so please send over your CV as soon as possible!


The chef must be professionally trained with proven experience in restaurants and have some fine dining experience. You will almost certainly be working in a cheffing role now, or at least in the very recent past.

The host would ideally have hospitality experience, either front of house or in housekeeping, but more importantly you will have an outgoing personality, be able to interact with guests of all ages and nationalities, be friendly, happy and smiling.

Both chef and host will have proven levels of conscientiousness, and should be able to clearly demonstrate an ability to work on their own initiative.

We are looking for couples with an EU Passport or carte de sejour, or if you are a UK resident, we are able to apply for work permits and visas to allow you to work in France.

About us

Now in our 15th season, Alpine365, owned and run by Duncan & Toorna Salmon, is a friendly, family-run independent chalet company offering memorable skiing holidays in the Paradiski with a real emphasis on genuinely personal and

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