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Chalet Chef: Experienced with a love for food

  • Job Location

    Verbier, Switzerland

  • Start date

    Winter Season

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    Good seasonal salary, comfortable accommodation, plenty of time on the mountain and a great team!


Are you an experienced chef with a love of food and entertaining guests?

If so, you could be a chef cooking in one of Ski Armadillo’s chalets. We are looking for chefs who have a passion for food, and can present dishes with flair and imagination, exceeding the expectations of our guests and us. Our Chalet Chefs will work alongside a Chalet Host, and will be responsible for providing great food, exciting meals and the ultimate culinary experience for Ski Armadillo guests.

What will you be doing?

  • Creating and serving a cooked and continental breakfast, home-made afternoon tea and a four-course meal with canapés.
  • Understanding and catering for individual dietary requirements or special requests.
  • Providing balanced food for both children and adults based on requests and menus.
  • Proving a creative and bespoke menu in accordance with available local produce and budgetary allowances.
  • Planning and shopping for food, cleaning products and any other necessary supplies.
  • Liaising with your Chalet Host to ensure you have the correct amount of wood, wine, champagne and drinks.
  • Organising and delivering dinners for special events on request, for additional remuneration.
  • Ensuring all kitchen equipment/property is maintained in good working order and light bulbs changed as required, reporting any issues that cannot be fixed.
  • Daily cleaning, weekly changeover and regular deep cleaning of your kitchen.
  • Developing relationships with your guests to ensure they have the best possible stay and the Ski Armadillo reputation is upheld.
  • Exceeding all expectations on special occasions (birthdays, Christmas etc.)
  • Accurately reporting all necessary information, including maintenance, breakages, inventories, budgets, and any other paperwork.
  • Providing the management team with detailed records of expenditure for all food and beverage supplies, within a weekly budget.
  • Keeping all kitchen and chalet manuals organized, with up to date temperature records, menu plans, cleaning records and guest specifications.
  • Abiding by health and safety standards and food hygiene regulations in the kitchen and food storage areas.
  • Being responsible for any company money, receipts and account cards in your care, including sticking to a chalet budget for costs and stock.
  • Undertaking any other administrative tasks that are relevant to your position.
  • Taking full responsibility for managing all aspects of your kitchen and catering.
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional working relationship with clients, suppliers and all resort contacts.
  • Playing a key role in the Ski Armadillo team by taking pride in your appearance, working as a team and showing loyalty to the company.


Who are we looking for?

An experienced chef with a recognized catering qualification or diploma (at least six months training), and a basic food hygiene certificate. A Ski Armadillo chef will have proven experience working to a senior chef de partie level or above, and will have a minimum of three years catering experience to a high standard. If you have worked in an open plan kitchen environment, or have had previous chalet cooking roles, you may have what it takes.

Our chefs need to be immaculately presented, be motivated and hard working and show basic accounting skills. In addition to this, you will be outgoing, confident and willing to communicate with guests daily. If you feel that you have the flexibility, adaptability and skill to be a Ski Armadillo chef, we would love for you to join our team!

Please note: All applicants must have a UK National Insurance number, a UK bank account and be available to work in Verbier from the end of November-2018 until the end of April-2019

About us

Ski Armadillo is an independent company operating in Verbier since 2001 - we pride ourselves on exceptional service so we are seeking to select a highly professional resort team.

To deliver the bespoke product we offer, we look for
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