Chalet Host Cookery Course

The Complete Chalet Host Cookery Course

At £500 per person, our Chalet Host Cookery Course has been designed specifically for those of you who are looking for a host position with chalet companies in the French Alps as ski seasonnaires.

As competition for jobs in the Alps is as fierce as ever currently due to the economy, tour operators are typically looking for individuals who have been through some form of training, so that they are assured of a certain level of expertise.

Our group size is limited to 5 students on each course, which enables our chefs to spend a maximum amount of time with each student. The course is filled with hands-on practical skills and also the necessary theory – such as hygiene, budgeting, food orders and an overview of useful French food vocabulary. We also pick you up from the airport, so you don’t have to worry about transfers to our chalet!

We want to you come away from the week full of self-belief, expertise, and lots of recipe ideas that you can utilise in the future, as well as being confident in the necessary French language, so that you can talk to your suppliers.


You will learn the following:

  • Delicious, varied, recipes that are easy to cook, and are perfect for larger numbers
  • Tips on how to balance your menus
  • Essential Health and Safety to enable you to maintain a clean kitchen
  • Shopping
  • How to maximise your time on the slopes
  • Essential ingredients available in the alps
  • Cooking at altitude
  • Basic French language skills with an emphasis on kitchen vocabulary and engaging suppliers
  • How to keep your guests happy
  • Portion control
  • Budgeting: How to get more with less!
  • Dealing with special dietary requirements
  • Catering for children
  • Setting a perfect table
  • Dinner service
  • Cleaning the chalet


Course Dates 2012 COMING SOON!


£500 per person, excluding flights, insurance, any outdoor activities you choose to do.

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is taken at the time of booking in order to secure your place. The final balance is due 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.

The price includes 5 full days of training, food and materials (such as Powder N Shine’s bible – which includes 6 day menu plans, transfers to and from the airport, how to find work in the Alps, Health and Safety etc), 6 nights’ accommodation in a beautiful chalet Flocon Des Neiges in Reberty Village (an individual en suite room is provided for each student) with all linen and towels provided.

How to Book?

Please email Francesca at or call on +33 6 43 79 81 60 / +44 7962 237 910. We will require a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking in order to secure your reservation.

If you have any further questions about our course, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or +33 (0)6 43 79 81 60.