We are delighted to announce the following team for the forthcoming winter season!
Resort Manager -Jessica
In a past life Jessica was an advertising strategist and managed
teams in San Francisco and Sydney on global clients. Deciding to go on
a creative sabbatical and fulfil lifelong dreams to travel, over the
last 3 years Jessica has gone around the world to climb the highest
mountains and sail across the biggest seas. She’s volunteered for
causes she cares passionately about such as the environment and child
welfare while working as a photographer, writer and founder for a
newly launched retreat business. With a commitment to nurturing a
positive environment while having a personable approach and
enthusiastic attitude to life; Jessica brings a great mix of qualities
to her role as Resort Manager for Powder n Shine.
Chalet Chef – Colin
Colin is a South African Chef who has worked in some excellent establishments and under some expert tutelage: He trained under the stewardship of Prue Leith OBE, and has since worked at the celebrated Michelin-starred restaurant, The Kitchin, in Edinburgh, where he worked with chef proprietor Tom Kitchin. He has also worked at Café Roux in Amsterdam and was part of the kitchen team at the acclaimed restaurant at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.
Chalet Host – Maisie
Maisie is Colin’s girlfriend and they worked together at The Kitchin, with Maisie in a more client-facing role. She also has excellent experience and a good understanding of the Host role having worked at The Balmoral 5* Hotel in Edinburgh in the role of Hostess, which will prove invaluable when dealing with guests in the chalet. Both Colin and Maisie are novices in snow sports, but are greatly looking forward to mastering snowboarding this winter.
Chalet Chef – Matthew
Returning for this third consecutive winter season with Powder N Shine, Matt will be back in the chalet Flocon des Neiges. He has been fortunate enough to train at the Tante Marie Culinary Academy before working at Petrus, a 2-star Michelin restaurant in London. Strong on all fronts, snowboarder Matt’s speciality is cakes and desserts. Come and sample them this season!
Chalet Chef – Heather
Heather is returning to Powder N Shine after a successful season in 2013/14. She trained at the acclaimed Ashburton Cookery School and more recently has worked at one of Scotland’s top restaurants – Paul Kitching’s 21212, which is one of a handful of restaurants in Edinburgh to hold a Michelin star at present. Heather will be showcasing her culinary talents in Le Chamois for the winter 2014/15 season.
Chalet Host – Abbie
Abbie is highly experienced in the hospitality and service industry, most recently working on a superyacht in the south of France, meaning that her attention to detail will be exactly what we look for at Powder N Shine! She loves travelling, completed her degree in Sydney and has been able to volunteer extensively in Fiji, working with underprivileged children. Abbie is a pianist and lover of the great outdoors, and is looking forward to translating that to the snowy Alps this winter.
Chalet Host – Matt
With his background in Engineering and Mechanics leading seamlessly into a career initially in the Army, Matt has since taken a slightly different path into an equally outdoor lifestyle, teaching sailing – often to those from less-privileged backgrounds. The excellent inter-personal skills that such a job requires will be ideally-suited to the role of Chalet Host and his passion for skiing and keeping fit (marathon training, no less!) will also stand him in good stead.
Chalet Host - Sophie