Host Courses

Prices Start From £549

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Chalet Host Course Structure

Our courses follow the standard working day/week of a chalet host to prepare you and give you as much of an authentic experience as possible.

 

Saturday:

Arrive before 6pm
Welcome Speech, Icebreakers and Evening Meal

 

Sunday to Friday:

Lessons run from 08:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
Breakfast is served from 07:45, lunch at 13:00, evening meal at 20:00
You will also be involved in meal preparation and service on a rota basis over the course of the week.
One morning or afternoon will be set aside for optional activities/French lesson/free time.

Saturday:

Lessons run from 08:00
Departing midday (approximately/flight dependent)

 

 

Course Modules include:

 

  • Cooking basics including knife handling skills and chopping techniques
  • The art of presentation – making food look impressive!
  • Gourmet cooking for large numbers
  • Cooking at altitude
  • Demonstrations and practical experience – cooking a 6 day menu plan
  • Dealing with dietary requirements
  • Afternoon tea cakes
  • Kid's meals
  • Breakfasts

 

  • Menu planning – various 6 day plans with host manual including all recipes
  • Portion control
  • Budgeting and purchasing
  • Meal service and standards
  • Fruit carving & napkin folding
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Level 2 Food Allergy Awareness
  • Kitchen health and safety

 

  • CV guidance, and interview training
  • Advice on working in the ski industry and how to get the most out of it
  • Customer Service – Resort Information Need to Knows
  • Welcome Speeches
  • Basic French

  

  • The WOW factor
  • Practical chalet information and advice

What's Included for £549

  • Accommodation


    7 nights ensuite accommodation

    Luxury traditional alpine chalet

    Shared or sole occupancy *

    Linen, towels and toiletries

    Free WIFI

    Hot tub

    Fantastic Alps Location

    *Sole Occupancy Supplement of £100
  • Full board


    Continental breakfast with hot options

    Buffet style lunch

    Afternoon tea

    Gourmet 4 course evening meal

    Wine included with dinner

    Cheese and wine tasting

  • Chalet Host Bible


    Three full 6 day menu plans and all recipes

    Full 6 day vegetarian menu plan with all recipes

    Full children’s menu

    Dietary requirements section with recipes and information on dealing with gluten intolerance, dairy free and nut allergies

    Canapés & Christmas

    How to run a successful & efficient chalet

  • Added Extras


    Interviews with established chalet and hotel tour operators

    Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene

    End of Course assessment and certificate

    Reference for future employers

    ‘THE chalet host’ apron

    Portfolio of work

*What's not included

Please note that our courses do not include Flights, Transfers (we can organise these for you from Geneva airport for £50 return) OR Travel insurance


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