Location : France / Austria, France / Austria
Start Date : Winter Season, November-April
The Salary : Upon Application
We realise that our resort staff have been instrumental in the continued success of the company and we hand pick our staff not only for their experience but more importantly for their enthusiasm and outgoing and friendly nature to run our resorts and chalets. Subsequently we want our staff to be the best in order for us to continue to provide that ‘little bit extra’. If you feel you have what it takes and want to be part of a company that is committed to excellence then we are the company for you.
A Typical Day in the Job
As an Alpine Elements Chalet Chef will be an integral part of the overseas Chalet Team, ensuring our customers’ expectations are exceeded at every opportunity. Reporting to the Resort Chalet Manager our chalet chefs are responsible for the entire kitchen operation in providing excellent quality food presented at the highest standard for up to 35 customers.
Your daily routine will revolve around the delivery of an outstanding buffet breakfast with hot option, afternoon tea and set menu, 3 course, evening meal all within an allocated budget. You will also be required to maintain hygiene standards, complete and conform to HACCP and COSHH procedures.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
To ensure all Cold Store / Buffet items are available and replenished at all times throughout each service
To ensure that the appropriate clean uniform is worn at all times.
Provide all meals (breakfast & dinner) in accordance with the Company Set Menu
Assistance with the service of the daily set menu
Ensure a proactive approach to monitoring stock levels and compiling orders
To receive deliveries of food ensuring it is checked, stored away correctly and rotated effectively in accordance with HACCP regulations.
Ensure and maintain high standards of food preparation, presentation and quality of food
Ensure high levels of Hygiene and cleanliness in accordance with UK and local laws
Complete daily kitchen-cleaning tasks and schedules
Take and store appropriately; food samples of all high-risk food in accordance with HACCP regulations
Record, Maintain and monitor daily HACCP records
o Internal: Resort Chalet Manager, Chalet Hosts
o External: Suppliers, Property Owners.
Who are we looking for?
Each of the criteria below is rated as Essential (E), Highly Desirable (HD) or Desirable (D). We place considerable emphasis on your Personal Qualities as the training and support we provide can often strengthen any weaknesses that exist in other areas.
o Strong social/People skills/Cheerful/Outgoing (E)
o Highly Motivated
o Passionate / Enthusiastic (E)
o Ability to work alone and as part of a team (E)
o Ability to cope under pressure (E)
o Willingness to work hard / long hours (E)
o Adaptable / Flexible Attitude (E)
o Honest and Trustworthy (E)
Skills & Ability
o Customer Service (E)
o Communication Skills (E)
o Problem Solving and Complaint Handling (E)
o Planning Organisational Skills (E)
o Literate and Numerate (E)
o IT / Admin / Social Media (E)
o Literate and Numerate (E)
o Training and Mentoring Skills (HD)
o NVQ level 2, BTEC, City and Guilds or equivalent Experience (E)
o Food Hygiene Certification
o Relevant Transferable work Experience (E)
o Catering for up to 35 covers (E)
o Catering to 4*, Al a carte or Set Menu, Standard, four course set menu (E)
o Secure Cash Handling
What we can offer you
We realise that our resort staff have been instrumental in the continued success of the company and we hand pick our staff not only for their experience but more importantly for their enthusiasm and outgoing and friendly nature to run our resorts and chalets. Subsequently we want our staff to be the best in order for us to continue to provide that ‘little bit extra’. If you feel you have what it takes and want to be part of a company that is committed to excellence then we are the company for you. At Alpine Elements we realise that hard work and commitment should be rewarded, so we will provide our seasonal staff with:
· A competitive salary,
· Transport to and from resort – from a London departure point
· Accommodation, including utilities
· Branded uniform
· Ski equipment – either skis poles and boots or Snowboard & boots
· Emergency Medical Insurance
· Staff Concessions on Alpine Elements brands holidays for up to 13 months after you have completed your season
· Friends & Family discount whilst you are working your season
· Discounts on a range of sporting equipment provided by our suppliers i.e. Tushingham – Windsurf and Sailing equipment, Sun God – Customer sunglasses, Specialised - Mountain Bikes, Mystic – Sailing, Yachting, Windsurfing apparel and equipment, Snow Shop – complete range of ski equipment and clothing from skis & snowboards to ski & casual clothing.
· Low Commitment Bond