Each winter many of our team of Chalet Hosts, Chefs, Room Assistants and Nannies return to us for another season. However, we always have vacancies too and we begin the recruitment process nice and early so that we can find the best of the best to work with us. At Chilly Powder you're more than just a team member - you are always a really important part of every guest experience, regardless of your role.
Working a Ski Season
Working for Chilly Powder during the winter season is different to working for many other winter tour operators. Included in our employment packages are:
- Transport to and from Morzine at the beginning and end of your contract
- Nice accommodation in a shared bedroom just opposite our chalets in Les Prodains
- Full training and development opportunities for all roles
- A very competitive weekly wage that is usually much higher than the norm
- A Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz lift pass for the season
- Ski and boot or snowboard hire for the season
- Hearty homemade meals whilst on duty
- A fun and friendly yet professional team atmosphere for you to enjoy your winter season
The Recruitment Process
If you feel that you have the required skills and experience for any of our vacancies, please send your covering letter, CV and photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will quickly let you know if we are interested in progressing with your application and this will usually be followed up by an informal telephone interview. After making a shortlist of candidates for each position we will come to the UK for face-to-face interviews, usually held in London. Before your interview we will usually ask one of your previous employers for a reference. Shortly after your London interview we will be in a position to offer season jobs to the best candidates. An offer letter follows and we arrange for the whole team to come to Morzine to begin training at the beginning of December. Please note - it's important that you only apply for a season role if you are available
Here's a selection of the vacancies that we have for Winter 2012/3:
Head Chef & 2 x Sous Chefs
Our Chefs need to be from a very high quality background and have experience in catering for large numbers consistently. Our Head Chef is responsible for writing menus to be served throughout the winter season after considering produce availability and prices. He or she is then responsible for training the Sous Chefs who produces the same menu to an identical standard in our smaller chalets. Between them our team of chefs are responsible for preparing cooked breakfasts on 6 mornings for all Chilly Powder guests. They are also responsible for shopping for ingredients and chalet provisions, preparing and serving both savory and sweet afternoon team items, children's supper and then a 5 course adult's evening meal on 6 evenings. Wednesday is usually our chalet day off. All of our chef roles are an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to improve their cookery skills or to progress in to a more responsible management position. Click here to download a job description for our Head Chef role or click here to see the job descriptions for our Sous Chef in Au Coin du Feu or Sous Chef in Chalet Le Plan des Rochers.
The role involves maintaining exceptionally high standards of cleanliness in all kitchen areas, including fridges, storage areas and staff facilities. Candidates with experience in a busy restaurant or hotel kitchen are preferred as this role also involves assisting our chefs in the plating of food during service and some basic food preparation too. Although the Kitchen Assistant role involves a lot of hard work, it's usually in the company of a great team where everyone works together. The hours of work usually involve a split shift between breakfast and dinner service with the exception on Saturdays when the kitchen is deep cleaned. To download a job description for the Kitchen Assistant role please click here.
We hire 3 Chalet Hosts each winter - one to work alongside our Sous Chef in Chalet Le Plan des Rochers and two to look after our guests in Hotel Au Coin du Feu. Our Chalet Host roles involve setting and serving breakfast on 6 mornings per week, assisting with the service of children's supper and then serving food and wine during adults supper. But this role involves more than just food service - we expect our Chalet Hosts to have a good knowledge of the local ski area, a confident, friendly and chatty personality and the ability to anticipate guests needs. Each year our guests give us great feedback on our chalet hosts and they have come to expect excellent service in both the hotel and the chalet. The roles therefore provide the opportunity to meet lots of interesting guests. The working hours for this role also involve a split shift. You can view a job description for the Chalet Host - Chalet Le Plan des Rochers and Chalet Host - Au Coin du Feu here.
Excellent customer service skills and experience working in a busy bar are essential for this role. Our Bar Person starts their shift at 4pm and is responsible for many tasks during the afternoon such as serving afternoon tea, lighting the fire in Au Coin du Feu and answering guest questions. Our bar is open until our guests head to bed and it's often the Bar Person who closes down the hotel at the end of each day. This role required an organised and confident person who is able to exchange interesting conversation with our guests. Click here to download a job description for this role.
We have a purpose built on-site creche in Au Coin du Feu that is for the exclusive use of our guests. A team of 4 nannies work with our Head Nanny to look after children who's ages range from 2 months to 11 years. Our nannies organise and participate in age appropriate activities and we look for candidates who are outgoing and enthusiastic as well as fully qualified with an NVQ or equivalent and experience in caring for children of all ages. You can find out more information on our nanny roles by downloading the job description here.