The Chalet Host Cooking Course is aimed at students wishing to complete a ski season (or yacht season) as a chalet host. The course has been tailored specifically to help those needing to gain the required skills to work in a Chalet or in other hosting jobs. Covering all aspects including; cooking, hosting skills, budgeting, shopping, menu planning and cleaning.
Provided you have reached the required Avenue standard, ‘The Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course Certificate’ is awarded and we will assist you in finding a job. We have excellent links with many companies in the ski industry, which means we are aware of their changing requirements with regards to employment. This also enables us to help you through the recruitment process, which we do by giving helpful tips in writing your CV and Cover Letter as well as checking it over for you before sending it out for you. We help as much as we can but securing a job is down to you working hard and being proactive.
The two-week Chalet Host Cooking Course prepares you in the most professional, effective and thorough way to ensure that you have confidence in the kitchen and therefore can complete your job in the mountains to the best of your ability. The best route to a ski season in the mountains, is to achieve an Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course Certificate!
Our head chefs at The Avenue have completed their own ski seasons and are therefore very familiar with the demands of the job as well as the fabulous opportunities to be gained on the slopes!
Many ski companies now require you to have completed you Food Safety Level 2, which we include, as well as a book – or as we call it The Avenue Chalet Host Bible – in order to help you when you are working in your chalet!
If you haven’t already, we highly recommend gaining some experience in the hospitality industry such as in a restaurant, bar or cafe before applying to jobs for the winter season.
If you have already covered the basics of cooking you can join straight into week 2 for our 1 week Intermediate Cookery Course to just spruce up your already obtained skills.
If you want to take the full two week course but you can’t do consecutive weeks, we can take split bookings for different weeks!
Worried about attending Courses later in the Summer? – If you book early in the year you won’t be jeopardising your chances of getting a job in fact you could be attending interviews before you even come to The Avenue. Companies will still accept your application and can place you in a role on condition that you complete the The Avenue Chalet Host Course!
If you happen to book the course later in the summer don’t panic, as companies can be recruiting right up until the start of the season and there is always a job somewhere! We will try our hardest to help you find a job!
Get a ‘stamp’ for each class you book and for each friend you recommend. 10 stamps = a free class!
If you want to buy a class as a present but can’t think of a specific date then you can buy a voucher that is redeemable for 1 year here.
Want to hold a spot on one of these courses? You can pay a deposit today & pay later! Get in touch with Sophie.
What We Offer
- Efficient training and communication
- Professional knowledge and experience
- Hands-on cooking
- Tips for hosting, cooking, cleaning and skiing
- The Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course Certificate
- Ski company introductions
- Fun kitchen environment
- Help through the recruitment process
- CV check
- Ingredients & equipment all provided
- The Avenue Chalet Host Bible
- Food Safety Level 2 Certificate
- Avenue Cookbook
- Avenue apron
- Knife skills
- Stock rotation
- Fridge management
- Kitchen hygiene
- Menu planning
- Time planning
- Customer Service
- First Aid
- Anything extra that anyone wants to know, the list grows!
Mondays – Thursday 9am – 5pm (lunch included)
1st Friday 10am – 4pm (breakfast and lunch included)
2nd Friday 9am – 4pm (breakfast and lunch included)
N.B. – 1st Thursday finishes at 9pm for the dinner party
– One agreed evening will cover hosting skills
Terms & Conditions Apply
Please contact Sophie for further details