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Chalet host cookery course

Our VIP SKI chalet host cookery course has grown in popularity over the last few years. Working alongside our dedicated chefs, you'll learn all there is to know about running your own chalet from the comfort of our fabulous Morzine chalet. 

It is ideal for candidates who have all the necessary attributes needed to become a chalet host but who are lacking in cooking experience and/or catering confidence. 

The course will not only provide you with all the necessary skills to be able to cook a typical chalet menu but to cook it with confidence and with some amount of flair. You will have a better understanding of the principals of cooking, menu planning, ingredients and how these work together. Such skills will make you a great Chalet host and also a good cook generally for life after your winter season.

The course is run from one of our luxury chalets in Morzine and designed to fully replicate the challenges and realities of running a chalet in the winter. Providing the perfect learning environment; you’ll be cooking in a chalet kitchen, at altitude, and with similar hours to that expected of you in a chalet host role.  It is delivered by experienced chalet hosts and chefs offering you their knowledge and guidance in a relaxed environment and with a maximum of 8 participants in any one session. It is designed to encourage you to interact, ask lots of questions and learn, not just about cooking but also life in general as a chalet host.

With successful completion of our chalet host cooking course we believe you will start the season with minimal stress, fully able to enjoy your job, especially the cooking and maximise all the fun that your new season life will bring.

During the week, you'll be offered the opportunity to interview for a chalet host position with us.


When is it?

We are currently taking bookings for 2 dates, with potential of a 3rd date subject to demand.

  • 8 places available week commencing Saturday 31 August
  • 8 places available week commencing Saturday 7 September
  • Subject to demand Saturday 14 September

There really is no better way to prepare for a winter at altitude

What will we teach you?

  • Basic skills and technique
  • 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
  • Christmas Day!
  • What to do when things go wrong in the kitchen
  • Food and table presentation
  • Dietary requirements and vegetarian options
  • Six 3 course meals
  • Kids food

What is each day like?
The practical cooking sessions will start at 8am with an emphasis on different skills and topics each morning. You’ll have lots of involvement in cooking and at the end of the morning session, around midday, you will all sit down for lunch to enjoy the produce of your busy morning.

Each afternoon you’ll have a few hours to explore the fantastic village of Morzine and surrounding area before coming back to the chalet at 4pm for another practical cooking session where you’ll be involved in cooking a 3-course meal. This ends at 7.30pm when dinner will be served. It’s a long and intensive day but with plenty of time for fun, interaction and

What is the cost and what's included?

The cost
The 7 night course costs £999 per person for a twin room share. Or £1199 for a private room.

This price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a luxury VIP SKI chalet (with hot tub)
  • Linen and towels
  • 7 days breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine (with the exception of one evening meal)
  • All food for practical cooking sessions
  • Transfer to and from Geneva airport
  • Afternoon activity e.g. white water rafting
  • Cheese and wine tasting session
What's not included?

Flights. You will need to book flights independently. Participants need to be at Geneva airport before 5.00pm on arrival Saturday where they will be met by transfer to take them to resort. The return transfer will arrive at Geneva airport for 9.00am therefore departure from 11.00am onwards. (Please note these times are subject to change. Please enquire upon booking.)

Please note:  we need a minimum of 4 participants to run each course.
Interviews will take place during the week, however, course completion does not guarantee a job offer.

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