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Reach4thealps is a small private chalet company run by Gina and Marcus Ewart. We are both very keen skiers and love the outdoors, after many years of visiting the Alps on holiday and working several seasons doing all the chalet jobs possible from head chef to head loo cleaner we decided to set up on our own.

We set up Reach4thealps in 2002 and we now have a portfolio of 7 catered and 6 self-catered properties in the Morzine & Les Gets area. All the chalets are of a high standard but what ensures our repeat rate stays high is the level of customer service, high standard of catering we offer along with the help of our staff which is why we need to continue to have motivated, capable and happy staff. Our chalets are highly ranked on TripAdvisor so we need to, as a minimum keep this ranking but ideally improve on these positions every year ! As it is our own business we take great pride in looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fantastic holiday.

If you want to work as part of a team, in a lovely chalet, in a fantastic resort and think the job description suits you please email us with your CV, a cover letter explaining why you’d like to work for us and a photo introducing yourself.

We are looking for one single chalet host for immediate start.

Single Chalet Host, Morzine

We are looking to recruit a single Chalet Host for our catered chalet, Chalet Hibou (sleep 8-10). There are two chalets in the same location with a team of 3 staff. This is an immediate start.

You will work closely with the other host sharing the cooking as we work on a set menu so it is a nice opportunity for single applicants who want to be part of a small team.

It is ESSENTIAL that you have previous catering experience, whether it is professional experience, having been a Chalet Host previously or you are an accomplished home cook who has in ADDITION attended a cookery course. The role requires someone who gets on well with people from all walks of life, can cook to a high standard, is well organised, takes pride in doing the job properly with great attention to detail, has a lot of energy and can work as part of a team.

You will be required to provide breakfast with a daily cooked option, a cake for afternoon tea, hot and cold canapes and a 3-course evening meal, as well as cleaning the chalet daily and changing over the chalet on the day of departure/arrival of the guests. In addition, there will be some weeks when we have guests staying for a short break and the chalet needs to be changed over mid-week but additional help to do the changeover will be given on these weeks.

Standard daily tasks

Morning:

  • Laying out continental breakfast & cook daily hot option
  • Make beds, clean bathroom & empty bins
  • Tidy, vacuum communal living areas & wash floors
  • Prepare & lay out afternoon tea
  • Prep for evening meal (consider kids meals/dietary options)

Evening:

  • Clear away afternoon tea
  • Serve children’s meals if required
  • Prepare & canapes, three course dinner, cheese & coffee
  • Wash and tidy up, clean kitchen
  • Lay table for breakfast


Standard weekly tasks

  • Put laundry out for collection, put away clean laundry
  • Stock take and complete online food order, weekly supermarket shop
  • Complete meat order; store once delivered
  • Mid-week towel change for all rooms
  • Complete chalet report, collect guest satisfaction forms
  • Change-over all bedrooms & clean communal areas (every Sunday with some mid-week change-overs)
  • Juggling change-over if you have an overlap of arriving & departing guests
  • Manage guest requests, questions, problems
  • Additional preparation for staff day off

What kind of person are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who have either done a ski season hosting a chalet before & or have experience working in the catering/hospitality industry or who have attended a chalet cookery course and who have a genuine love and interest in food & flair for cooking & excellent attention to detail.

You need to be

  • Hard working & have stamina
  • Be well organised and be good at managing your time
  • Be an excellent cook
  • Outgoing and enjoy dealing with people
  • A cheery person with a positive attitude

Hours/ Package

Competitive monthly salary paid through the French system (in euros), all food while working, full area ski pass, ski hire for the season, uniform and a €150pp travel allowance for your return travel to Morzine. There are 2 days off a week (one full day off and then a morning shift and an evening shift on different days) and 2.5 holiday/sick days per month that will be paid at the end of the season. Reach4thealps will also organise and pay for team events in the season, typically night sledging, cross country skiing and or a meal in a mountain restaurant, an important way to say thanks and to come together as a team and just have fun!

We also have nice, well located accommodation that is available for rent though our sister company at a lower rate than the market average. You can have your own bedroom!

Contract

The employee will need to pay for their own insurance to cover their free time, skiing & personal belongings.

We are a French registered business so therefore can accept all EU residents & non EU residents who have a work visa for France.

Company Details

Reach4thealps is a small private chalet company run by Gina and Marcus Ewart. We are both very keen skiers and love the outdoors, after many years of visiting the Alps on holiday and working several seasons doing all the chalet jobs possible from head chef to head loo cleaner we decided to set up on our own. We set up Reach4thealps in 2002 and we now have a portfolio of 7 catered and 6 self-catered properties in the Morzine Les Gets area. All the chalets are of a high standard but what ensures our repeat rate stays high is the level of customer service, high standard of catering we deliver with the help of our staff which is why we need to continue to have motivated, capable and happy staff. Our chalets are highly ranked on TripAdvisor so we need to, as a minimum keep this ranking but ideally improve on these positions every year ! As it is our own business we take great pride in looking after our guests and ensuring they have a fantastic holiday.

To apply for a job email Gina with a cover letter telling me why you want the job, why you would be good at it, all relevant work /life experience and attach a CV, 6 day menu plan and a photo of yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!

Customer Service

Customer Service is at the heart of what we do, we provide holidays to remember for all the right reasons! We pride ourselves on tailor made and unique holidays. Many of our guests come back to us time and time again. We won the Source Favourite Customer Service Award in 2017 and were yet again Source Magazine finalists in April 2019 ! If you’d like to come and work with us and help us to continue to offer this level of service, please do get in touch!