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Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie in Ski Miquel Chalet-Hotel

At Ski Miquel, we are looking for an experienced Chef de Partie who wants to work in a chalet-hotel environment, providing high quality food for around 25-40 guests each week of the winter season, with the ambition to run their own kitchen.  This is a full-time position for the winter season, working alongside our Resort Manager, Hosts and Chefs.

Our ski holidays include a continental breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3-course evening meal, with canapés served beforehand and a cheese course afterwards.  We have our own Cookbook with menus pre-planned for the week, and our Chefs are responsible for ensuring the food is cooked and served to or beyond the expected standard.

This job is ideal for someone who is hard-working and organised, as this means you will get the most time out on the mountain in your free time.

Please note that this position is currently only open to EU passport holders, or those who already have the right to work in the European Union.

The Role

The following is an outline of the principal tasks that are expected of our Chef de Partie:

  • To prepare and serve breakfast on alternate days (working with our Chalet Hosts), the main job being to cook eggs to order for the beginning of service at 8am through until 9am.
  • Bake cakes and biscuits for afternoon tea.
  • Prepare pre-dinner canapés.
  • Prepare a 3-course evening meal for 25-40 guests, adhering to the recipes in the Ski Miquel Cookbook. This is for 6 evenings each week throughout the winter season.
  • Some weeks there may be children staying in the chalet-hotel, who will usually have a simplified meal earlier in the evening, before the adults have their dinner.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and hygienic kitchen, in accordance with HACCP standards.
  • Ordering stock to ensure you adhere to the set budget in conjunction with the Resort Manager, who will report back to the UK team with any issues.

Our most efficient Chefs do most of their preparation work during the morning and then return to the kitchen later in the afternoon to finish off before the evening service begins.  We do not offer lunch in our chalet-hotels, so once you have finished your preparation your day will be free, and you should not have to return to work until late afternoon to prepare for the dinner service at 7:30pm.

All our staff work as a team, so the Hosts will be able to help with plating up the meals with your guidance and clean the pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc.  Cleaning the kitchen and the cookware are the responsibility of the Chefs, and all the staff should finish work at around the same time.

The Candidate

Personal qualities:

  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Hard-working
  • Proactive
  • High standard of hygiene
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • High attention to detail

Essential requirements:

  • Must have a valid EU passport, or must already have the right to work in the European Union.
  • Must be able to speak English to communicate with other staff and our guests.
  • Chef qualification (NVQ Level 2 or equivalent).
  • Capable of cooking for up to 35 people in one sitting.
  • Experience of ordering and stocktaking.
  • Experience of working to a budget.

Chef Package

Our Chefs will receive the following as part of their employment package for the 2024/25 winter season:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Share of weekly tips.
  • One day off per week.
  • Holiday pay.
  • Accommodation provided.
  • Meals provided.
  • Lift pass arranged but charged for (optional).
  • Ski or snowboard equipment hire provided.
  • Insurance provided.
  • Discretionary contribution towards travel to and from resort.

Items not provided by Ski Miquel:

Please note you will be required to bring your own chef whites/blacks and your own set of knives.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a CV and covering letter to jobs@skimiquel.co.uk