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Rachel rejoined the VIP team after a season as a Chalet Host in Val d'Isere. Look out for plenty of exciting blog posts and lots of useful information!

Improve your skills with our chalet host cookery course

Fri August 05, 2016

So you’ve made the decision to spend a winter working as a chalet host in a ski resort – great move, I promise you won’t regret it! But if like me, you’re wondering how you’ll ever learn to manage your time, chop so much veg and cook for a group of people all whilst maintaining a non-panicked, calm attitude – we’ve got the answer.

The VIP SKI Chalet Host Cookery Course

Up in the Morzine mountains, our lovely VIP SKI Chefs are waiting to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you. The course is designed to develop your skills and confidence in all aspects of running a chalet.  You’ll have lots of involvement in cooking and at the end of the morning session, you’ll sit down for lunch to enjoy the produce of your busy morning. 

- Basic skills and techniques
- Cooking and baking at altitude
- Food hygiene – getting you into good habits
- Working efficiently to maximise your ski time
- Tips on hosting
- Dealing with special dietary requirements and vegetarian menus
Christmas Day dinner.
- What to do when things go wrong in the kitchen
- Food and table presentation
- Six 3 course meals
- Kids food

Click here to see a sample of our cookery course timetable. 

How much is the course?

For a shared twin room, it’s £645 per person or if you’d rather stay solo, it’s £745. You’ll be staying in one of our luxury VIP SKI chalets in the centre of Morzine (don’t forget your swim stuff for the hot tub!) The price includes 7 days breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine (excluding 1 evening), all food for practical sessions, return transfer from Geneva and an afternoon activity such as white water rafting. Please note your flights are not included, it’s up to you to book these and inform us when you’re due to arrive at Geneva.

What are you waiting for?

I can assure you, my cookery course experience taught me some very valuable skills. When faced with a gluten free, dairy free vegetarian, I was able to look back and remember a recipe we practised on the course – crisis averted! Not only can you impress your friends and family with everything you’ve learnt, it’s a great chance to practice working in a real chalet kitchen with a fun and relaxed team of people.

Call quick, we’ve only got a limited number of spaces available for week commencing 28 August. For more information, visit our Cookery Course page.


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