What is a ski chalet host?

What is a ski chalet host?

As a Chalet Host you will create a welcoming home-from-home for your guests. Preparing and serving fantastic home-made meals and going the extra mile with customer service to make sure their holiday is one to remember.

How old are chalet hosts?

We will however under exceptional circumstances employ hosts between the ages of 18 and 21 where outstanding experience is evident, alongside a mature attitude and excellent inter-personal skills.

What qualifications do you need to be a chalet host?

Being a chalet host requires a range of skills, including:

  • Stamina and enthusiasm.
  • A friendly personality.
  • Basic cooking and meal planning ability.
  • A willingness to work long hours.
  • Patience and flexibility.
  • The ability to live and work away from home.

What does a chalet girl do?

The work is arduous and non-stop. Every day, they are at the chalet at seven, to serve breakfast. Then they wave the guests off to the slopes and tidy up. They then ski, sleep, snowboard, or stare at Facebook, but they are back by four.

What is a chalet assistant?

Reporting to the Chalet Manager, the Chalet Assistant is jointly (with the Chalet Manager, Chef(s) and Chalet Assistant/Driver) responsible for the day to day management of the assigned chalet, ensuring that the guests’ needs are met at all times while maintaining the Company’s standards.

Can you be a chalet girl?

The first chalet girls appeared in the 1960s when British aristocrats could no longer afford to take their staff on a ski holiday with them. By the way, chalet girls are not always girls – they can sometimes be boys too, or maybe even a couple when there’s enough work for two in the larger chalets!

How do you become a good chalet host?

Here are our top 5 tips to become a great chalet host:

  1. Have a fundamental passion for food and cooking.
  2. Be a competent and organised cook.
  3. Be a friendly person (but not all guests like to chat)
  4. Resilience and diligence are key.
  5. Collaborate as part of the wider team of hosts, too.

What can I cook as a chalet host?

What Is a Chalet Host and 9 Examples of What They Do…

  • An Early Start.
  • Your Chalet Hosts will cook and serve you breakfast.
  • Freshly baked cakes for ‘Afternoon Tea’
  • Chalet Hosts cook a 3-Course Evening Meal (with free wine!)
  • They’ll also prepare a ‘High Tea’ for your children.

Why would you be a good chalet host?

If you relish the prospect of cooking and baking each morning, skiing all afternoon (and on days off) and then heading back into the kitchen in the evening, then you are going to love hosting a chalet. Have a fundamental passion for food and cooking. Be a competent and organised cook.

Can a host work in a ski chalet?

Chalet host is definitely one of the most popular ski season jobs you will see advertised, but don’t hang around too long, get your application in early as the positions get filled rather quickly. Why so many chalet hosts? Every chalet that takes paying customers will require staff to look after them.

Do you have to be a girl to host a chalet?

Of course the stereotypical chalet girl does exist and still applies for the job every season, but anyone can apply and be hired to work as a chalet host, and you certainly do not have the be female! All you need is to be hard working, well organised and a friendly outgoing person.

What to prepare for the day at a ski chalet?

The more organised you can be at this time of day, the more smoothly the rest of your day will go. Prepare lots of hot tea and coffee, pastries, cold continental and a cooked breakfast. And don’t forget to make a start on the cake for afternoon tea.

When does Breakfast start at a ski chalet?

A typical day starts at around 7.30am. Breakfast is served between 8am and 9.15am. Usually, you have to clear up a bit from the night before. Then you need to lay up the breakfast table ensuring that all cereals, juice, tea, coffee, fruit, yoghurt and bread are all laid out.