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Looking for an amazing job in the beautiful French Alps? Get in Touch

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.

Last season was our 15th season running Reach4thealps and we now have a portfolio of 9 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.

Positions Available

Couple Chalet Host Position, Morzine

Due to illness one of our chalet couples has sadly had to drop out so we are now we are looking to recruit a Chalet Host Couple to run Brown Bear Lodge, sleeps 14-18, with the additional help of a full time driver/chalet helper.

Chalet Host Job Description

Do you have a real flair for cooking and enjoy looking after people? Do you want to work for a small family run company where you are not just a number but a vital team member? Are you organised and capable of running your own chalet? Do you want to run a stylish, modern, stunning chalet that you can be proud to welcome your guests into? Do you fancy spending your winter in the resorts of Morzine and Les Gets and being able to make the most of exploring the amazing ski area of the Portes Du Soleil?

If the answer is yes then please apply for one of our Chalet Host positions.

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 and has a lot of energy!

You will manage your own chalet, providing breakfast with a daily cooked option, baking a cake for afternoon tea, preparing hot and cold canapes and preparing and serving 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.

Food is really important to us and is one of the reasons why so many guests come back to stay with us year after year. We work to a set menu which we have created with an experienced chef who has experince runing a chalet to ensure that the menu is delicious and varied but also achievable for our hosts!  As well as being fabulous cooks the job requires you to take a genuine interest in the guests, welcoming them and creating a warm friendly atmosphere whilst keeping the chalet spotlessly clean, ensuring the bathrooms & bedrooms are cleaned daily. The role requires the chalet host to buy for the menu (thereby keeping within budget), do a weekly stock check and to do the grocery shopping .

There is one day off a week, 5 days when you will work a split shift with work in the morning and then back again in the late afternoon/evening for dinner and a full day on Sunday the changeover day when you are required to clean the chalet for the new arrivals.

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 with the cleaning 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

The package includes

Accommodation, all meals while on duty, competetive wage, ski insurance, a flight to and from resort, uniform, a full area Portes Du Soleil ski pass, ski hire for the season. We also organise monthly staff outings as a reward for positive guest feedback.

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. Last season was our 15th season running Reach4thealps and we now have a portfolio of 9 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 and a photo introducing yourself.

For more details please see www.reach4thealps.com. 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 were thrilled in winter 2017 to be recognised for our efforts by Morzine Source Magazine! 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!