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Chef for Ski Chalet-Hotel

  • Job Location

    France / Spain

  • Start date

    December 2023

  • Duration

    April 2024

  • Job Benefits

    Competitive salary / share of weekly tips / accommodation provided / meals included / lift pass arranged / ski or snowboard hire / insurance / contribution towards travel


At Ski Miquel, we look for well-trained and professional Chefs who want to work in a chalet-hotel environment and provide high quality food for around 25-40 guests. This is a full-time position for the winter season, working alongside our Resort Manager and Hosts.  The successful applicant will need to hold an EU passport (or have the right) to work in France or Spain.

Our ski holidays include a continental breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3-course evening meal, with canapés served beforehand and a cheese course afterwards. We have our own Cookbook with menus pre-planned for the week, and our Chefs are responsible for ensuring the food is cooked and served to or beyond the expected standard.

This job is ideal for someone who is hard-working and organised, as this means you will get the most time out on the mountain in your free time.

The Company
Ski Miquel is more than just an inclusive ski holiday company, we are a family-run business based in Hove (near Brighton) with over 40 years’ experience in the travel industry, and we like to think we're pretty good at what we do. 

The company was founded in 1980, after our owner and a colleague decided to start their own travel business.  With five permanent members of staff in our ‘offices’ when guests or staff call or e-mail; they know exactly who their talking to.  We don't like to hide behind e-mails or answerphone messages - We're upfront and personal, and we want to talk directly to our customers so that we can provide the best level of service for them again and again.  It's this close-knit work ethic that has turned Ski Miquel into the much-loved travel company it is today. 

With five or six members of staff in each resort, we work hard to achieve the level of service that our customers have come to expect.  Creating a fun and friendly atmosphere in our chalets is our main aim, and we do this by ensuring that we hire the best staff.  We own most of our chalet-hotels, and 85% of our bookings are either repeat guests or word-of-mouth recommendations.

If you’re looking for a great company to work for during the winter season then you’ve found it!


Principal Tasks

The following is an outline of the principal tasks that are expected of our Chefs:

  • To prepare and serve breakfast on alternate days (working with our Chalet Hosts), the main job being to cook eggs to order for the beginning of service at 8am until 9am.
  • Bake cakes and biscuits for afternoon tea.
  • Prepare pre-dinner canapés.
  • Prepare a 3-course evening meal for 25-40 guests, adhering to the recipes in the Ski Miquel Cookbook. This is for 6 evenings each week throughout the winter season.
  • Some weeks there may be children staying in the chalet-hotel, who will usually have a simplified meal earlier in the evening, before the adults have their dinner.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and hygienic kitchen, in accordance with HACCP standards.
  • Ordering stock to ensure you adhere to the set budget in conjunction with the Resort Manager, who will report back to Head Office with any issues.

Our most efficient Chefs do most of their preparation work during the morning and then return to the kitchen later in the afternoon to finish off before the evening service begins. We do not offer lunch in our chalet-hotels, so once you have finished your preparation your day will be free, and you should not have to return to work until late afternoon to prepare for the dinner service at 7:30pm.

All our staff work as a team, so the Hosts will be able to help with plating up the meals with your guidance and clean the pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc. Cleaning the kitchen and the cookware is the responsibility of the Chef, and all the staff should finish work at around the same time.



The following is an outline of the personal qualities that are expected of our Chefs:

Personal Qualities

  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Hard-working
  • Proactive
  • High standard of hygiene
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • High attention to detail

Essential Requirements

  • Must have a valid EU passport, or must already have the right to work in the European Union
  • Must be an English speaker to be able to communicate with other staff and our guests.
  • We require a Spanish speaker to work in our resort of Baqueira.
  • Chef qualification (NVQ Level 2 or equivalent)
  • Capable of cooking for up to around 35 people in one sitting
  • Experience of ordering and stocktaking
  • Experience of working to a budget

This job would suit recently qualified or experienced chefs who are looking for a fun season in the mountains as a member of a close friendly team.  They need to be hard working with a 'can-do' attitude and be prepared to help others working with a smile on their face.

About us

For nearly 40 years Ski Miquel have been doing things differently. Offering the best value all inclusive packages for our holidays through out Europe has made us into the much-loved company we are today.

The company started in the 1980s

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