Chalet Chef with Michelin experience-Meribel, France December 2018-April 2019

Meribel, French Alps
Highly competitive salary package including accommodation, travel and loads of other great benefits
26 Jul 2018
24 Sep 2018
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Full Time
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Are you looking for something different, challenging, good for your CV - and brilliant fun?

⁣If you are a truly talented and passionate chef, looking to produce amazing food, enhance your CV and your skills, while having the best 5 months of your life, all your travel, living and skiing costs paid for and earn a very good and competitive salary, then this job is for you!

Purple Ski is a small, family run single resort specialist and has been providing luxury catered chalet holidays in Méribel, France for 27 seasons now. (Méribel is at the heart of one of the biggest ski areas in the world, and being high up and really well managed, great skiing / snow boarding is pretty much guaranteed.)

Purple Ski's luxury chalets are unquestionably the most stunning available to rent in Méribel, and are ideally situated on/ very near to the slopes and the main town centre. With their emphasis on exceptional levels of service and quality of cuisine not usually found in a ski chalet holiday, Purple Ski has an unrivalled reputation in the area. They are particularly serious about their food and are known in the industry for having the best cooking in the Alps - this was independently endorsed in 2010 in a competition in which scores of excellent companies were nominated by the public, when Purple Ski were the overall winners of The Times Chalet Chef Award.

They are now looking for talented, enthusiastic, hard-working and professional chefs for the winter season (December 2018 to April 2019 inclusive).

Applicants should hold a recognised cooking qualification (e.g., City & Guilds 7061/2, NVQ level 3 or equivalent) and MUST demonstrate at least 4 years post-qualification experience in professional kitchens in restaurants and hotels, preferably working to 3 AA rosette / 1 Michelin star standard or equiv., having held chef de partie or more senior positions.


You will work alongside a chalet manager, chalet assistant and chauffeur (plus additional support team), to run your assigned luxury chalet - which will sleep 10-14 people. You will be responsible for providing breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner (from 5-7 courses) for your guests, 6 days per week, also cleaning your kitchen and storage areas, ordering supplies, keeping to budgets, and helping the rest of the chalet team look after your guests - doing whatever is needed to maintain Purple Ski’s very high standards. You have a high degree of autonomy, and can - within reason - execute your own menus.

Salary is dependant on experience, but highly competitive. The package includes accommodation, food and drinks, ski pass, skis/board and boots, medical insurance, transport (from London) to and from the resort. Tips are usually very good and an additional performance-based bonus is also awarded at the end of the season.

Purple Ski takes enormous pride not only in making sure that their guests have the best possible skiing holiday, but also on being a great company to work for. They hand-pick their team based on skills, experience and a great attitude, and do expect the highest standards of work. However, they make sure that this is well rewarded and that there is plenty of time for enjoying life in the mountains as well. Many of their staff (particularly the chefs) return to do several seasons with them - and most say that it is the best 5 months
of their life!

Apply now! Please complete the Gumtree form or email, if possible including your CV.



Joe G - 2017/18: Where to start?! A truly magical experience. I had the pleasure of working amongst a group of fantastic people. Karen and Michael are up there with the best employers around and leave no stone unturned when it comes to customer service; the attention to detail is second to none. I can't wait for a chance to return to Meribel and Purple Ski! One of the best decisions you will make! Thank you Karen and Michael and everyone that makes Purple Ski the best company to work for!

Dane - 2015/16 & 2016/17: without a doubt the greatest job I've ever had .can not wait to return!

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