Head Chef

with Alpine Elements

newspaper Catering Summer Work
location France, France
start date Summer Season, May-September
salary Upon Application
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

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.

typical day A Typical Day in the Job

As Head Chef you will oversee and run every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Managing a team

of chefs (size of team is dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for

ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property. You will also

ensure that the kitchen environment is a clean, tidy, efficient and safe working environment

meeting our high company standards and in compliance with UK and Local law. You will

train, monitor and ensure all staff adhere to HCCAP best practice to ensure food and hygiene

standards are exceptional. As an Alpine Elements Head Chef you will motivate, train and

develop your team of chefs through performance management and set objectives to ensure

a succession plan is implemented. You will also liaise with the Catering Manager and Hotel

Manager to ensure appropriate placements are offered to your team in line with their

development plans. As a Head Chef you will inspire your team to achieve and exceed our

customer expectations throughout the season. At Alpine Elements we look for Head Chefs

who are talented, friendly and passionate about their role developing others.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

Customer Focus

 To ensure that all guests have a brilliant holiday experience from start to end

 Ensure that all customer complaints are responded to in a timely and efficient



 Completing weekly accounts for all areas of the Hotel in set deadlines and using this

information to ensure that all budgets/sales targets are being meet

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 Providing staff motivation and development throughout the season where needed

 Complete and monitor Staff Rotas

 Set Objectives, train, coach, develop and performance manage the kitchen team

 To develop and maintain relationships with all suppliers

 To identify, initiate, market and monitor incremental sales in the Hotel


 Implementing, monitoring and recording all HCCAP and COSHH requirements

 Taking a proactive approach to stock control and ordering ensuring that expenditure

remains within set budgets

 To Ensure that all sales targets are being achieved throughout the season

Key Relationships:

o Internal: Sous Chef, Catering Manager, Hotel Manager, Restaurant / Bar Supervisors

o External: Suppliers, Property Owners.

ideal candidate 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.
Personal Qualities
o Strong social/People skills/Cheerful/Outgoing (E)
o Highly Motivated (E)
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 Training Mentoring (E)
o Conversational French, German, Greek (D)
o Food Hygiene Certification
o NVQ Level3, BTEC or City and Guilds 701 &702 or Equivalent (E)
o Relevant Transferable work Experience (E)
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o People/ Team management / Supervisory Experience (E)
o Catering for between 35 to 170 covers (E)
o Catering to 4* (4 course set menu) Standard (E)

our offer What we can offer 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
· 2 Meals per day
· Branded uniform
· Access to use of sports equipment e.g. bikes, paddleboard.
· Lift Pass for hiking or biking on the mountain
· Emergency Medical Insurance
· Friends & Family discount whilst you are working your season
· Staff Concessions on our holidays for up to 13 months after you’ve completed your season
· Discounts on a range of sporting equipment provided by our suppliers e.g. Sun God sunglasses, Specialised - Mountain Bikes, Mystic – Sailing, Yachting, Windsurfing apparel and equipment, Snow Shop ski & casual clothing.


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