Ice and Fire are now recruiting for Chalet Chefs and Hosts for the 2012-13 winter season.
There is no other experience quite like working a ski season. Working with Ice and Fire offers you the chance to spend a winter season in La Plagne in the beautiful French Alps. You'll have the opportunity to ski or snowboard for 5 months, to meet friends for life, to learn new skills and to live and work in an amazing environment.
Working a season isn't a holiday though. Working in a chalet is tiring both physically and mentally, and requires hard work, dedication and professionalism. You will work as part of a chalet team to provide breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes and a four course evening meal 6 nights a week. You will be responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the chalet as well as organisational jobs such as ordering the food and wine. A warm, friendly and professional welcome of your guests is a must, as is a positive can-do attitude.
Please note that in order to comply with British and French visa regulations all applicants must have a EU or British passport, a UK Bank account and a permanent British national insurance number in order to apply. We accept applications from people applying alone and from couples or friends wishing to work together. All applicants are expected to be available to work the entire of the winter season which is usually from the beginning of December to the end of April.
Full Paradiski lift pass
Travel to and from resort
Ski/board hire for the season
From cooking and cleaning to food ordering and budgeting/stock control, you will be jointly responsible for the efficient and smooth running of the chalet.
The chalet chef role involves providing a cooked and continental breakfast, home made afternoon tea and delicious, well presented four course evening meal 6 nights a week. The focus is on restaurant quality cooking and presentation, in a relaxed homely environment.
The successful applicant will have proven professional cooking experience; a food hygeine qualification and experience of menu planning, kitchen cleaning, budgeting and cooking for people with dietry requirements.
Working alongside the chalet chef you will be the life and soul of the chalet, looking after the guests and the property. The word flexibility sums up this role and you might find yourself doing anything from booking ski school to helping children with their boots.
As a chalet host you are responsible for cleaning and tidying the chalet, serving meals, clearing snow and some basic maintinance, responding to guest requests and making your guests feel welcome and happy.
The successful applicant will have relevant cleaning and customer service experience along with plenty of enthusiasm and a professional approach to their work. Ski season experience or French language skills are advantageous.
The position of general assistant is a very flexible one with a wide variety of challenges, you will need to be highly adaptable, able to use your initiative and turn your hand to many different roles. You will be covering for sickness in the chalets and so will need to be able to cook and clean to a high standard. You will be responsible for looking after the general maintenance of the chalets and fixing minor problems as they arise and driving guests when required. You will also be managing the purchasing of lift passes and delivering to chalets and other various tasks to help with the smooth running of our in resort operations.
We are looking for a highly motivated can do "jack of all trades" for one of the most challenging and rewarding roles available. As a small company we are heavily reliant on a flexible approach and an easy going nature as well as being able to work under pressure and have outstanding customer service skills. Previous experience of driving minibuses in the snow and French speaking would be an advantage.