Mountain Chef-Training Course
with Mountain Chefs
Based in The Old Granary on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, Mountain Chefs specialise in providing Chalet Chef Gourmet cookery courses. Consisting of six fully equipped, open-plan kitchens, students have use of their own oven, sink, workspace and equipment.
The course is very much hands-on and designed to cater for people of all abilities, from the complete novice to the more experienced cook. Mountain Chefs instructors are fully experienced in Alpine cooking in addition to having professional UK head chef experience. Their style is approachable, professional and fun – always getting the best out of each student, allowing them to develop at their own pace.
A Typical Day on this Course
Each course day replicates a day in the life of a Chalet Chef - allowing you to understand the operational process of running a chalet kitchen during the ski season.
Our Head Chef has worked many successful ski seasons and will pass on to you all of his experience, menus and short cuts thereby allowing you more time on the slopes. In addition to cookery training, you will receive chalet operations training and Level 2 Kitchen Health and Safety accreditation.
Who are we looking for?
Our Mountain Chef Course is perfect for those who already have a good level of cooking competence but want to develop the specific skills and speed to work a ski season as a Chalet Host, Chalet Cook or Chalet Assistant. This cookery course will teach you how to prepare, present and serve gourmet cuisine preparation allowing you to run a successful chalet.
What we can offer you
Professional gourmet cookery instruction
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
A proven 12-day menu plan
A comprehensive gourmet cooking manual with information tailored specifically for producing the highest quality chalet cuisine
All menu plan recipes, written by Mountain Chefs Head Chef with recipe hints and shortcuts and including modifications for different dietary requirements
Information on local Alpine produce and suppliers
Daily breakfast, lunch and gourmet three-course dinner
Gourmet food to dine on and take home to share with your family and friends
A complete assessment completed by our head chef of the work you’ve completed on the course to aide you in your interviews
Introductions to our preferred list of ski companies.