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Meribel Chalet Jobs

Now recruiting for 2022-2023

The Best Family in the Alps

After many seasons of experience in this business, we know our staff are crucial to being successful. We are looking for professional, enthusiastic and hard-working individuals to join us and help maintain, and build on, our excellent reputation.

With a name like Delicious Mountain, you know we are going to be passionate about our food and wine.

We work hard to create and build menu’s both that will bring excitement to our chefs and a tasteful and memorable experience to our guests. Take a look at some of our photos from previous years to give you an idea of what we do / look for.

We strive to be an excellent company to work for, we expect you to give us your best and work hard, but in return give you the most amount of time to enjoy yourself, and ensure you’re well rewarded.

We are always looking for professionals, those with significant and relevant industry experience.

Prior to guest arrival and to ensure our high standards and expectations are met throughout the whole season, a full 3-week training is given in resort to make sure all the team is up to speed. The hours can be long, the job is demanding, and you need to be good at working in a team

We ask that all applicants are available to commence work around the 20th November.

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In a nutshell

We want to attract the very best team, every single year. To do this, we know that we have to offer a generous package to all our team members. Here's just a flavour of what you can expect.

  • Vehicle on days off
  • Competitive salary
  • 3V lift pass
  • Top Meribel accommodation
  • 2 full days off weekly
  • Food provided

Package & Benefits

If you're special, we want you. Our team members frequently get mentioned by name and praised in our TripAdvisor reviews because of the quality of service that they offer our guests. When you're that good, we know that we have to look after you. That's why we offer you one of the very best packages in resort.

What you get
  • 22/23 week contract (TBC from late November – late April)
  • Approx 40 hours per week
  • Two full days off each week
  • Food at work and staples provided for time off and at accommodation
  • Transport to resort at the beginning of the season and transport back at the end of the season (to and from the UK)
  • Ski or board equipment if required
  • Uniform; T-shirts, aprons, fleece, jacket, jeans and a chalet shoe allowance
  • A competitive salary
  • A full Three Valley ski area lift pass
  • Amazing accommodation
  • Team days/activities throughout the season
We offer more, we expect more

The package we offer our team is second to none. Just take a look at the package and accommodation that all Delicious Mountain team members enjoy. But we expect more, too. While our guests have high standards, your own must be higher still.

Accommodation

Welcome to probably the best staff accommodation in Meribel. The location is unbeatable, in the heart of Meribel Centre — just 50m from the luxury ski chalets where you will be working.

  • Meribel centre location
  • 50 metres from the chalets
  • Recently refurbished
  • All twin/double rooms
  • All bedrooms ensuite
  • Sun terrace with stunning views
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Staff testimonial 1 Sam (2019-20)

Delicious Mountain prides itself in delivering exceptional catered holidays, providing excellent customer care and satisfaction. Working for DM you are at the forefront of that. Nothing is too much trouble for the DM team, and the high standards can only be achieved by excellent teamwork. The team is small and each team member needs to be multi-skilled, flexible and possess a desire and drive to deliver the best. Expect a varied array of tasks each day. It's an exceptional experience and one I will not forget.

Staff testimonial 2 Dylan (2019-20)

Working in the mountains had always been a dream of mine (I grew up in South Africa and had never seen snow) but Delicious Mountain exceeded all my expectations! What's not to love about working with those who share your passions. I was given an incredible opportunity to create some truly delicious food, but when I wasn't beavering away in the kitchen or polishing toilet taps, I was out carving up the mountain. Two days off is plenty of time to soak up the alpine atmosphere and I would highly recommend Copina in 1650 for lunch - wine and tapas!! I would recommend working for Delicious Mountain to anyone who has an equal passion for customer service and living that mountain life.

Delicious Mountain Team busy at work!
Laptop Central at Delicious Mountain HQ

We asked our team members... What sort of person makes a good Delicious Mountain team member?

You need to enjoy having exceptional attention to detail, have an approachable friendly manner and take satisfaction from keeping everything in the chalet in order. Being a bit of a perfectionist will certainly help; standards are high whether it's with the food, organisation or with cleanliness - you should take great satisfaction from nailing all your duties and be able to laugh when the inevitable happens!

You also need to be good at "reading the guest" and establishing what kind of host they want you to be. Sometimes you need to be a gentle listener that is happy to show interest and have conversations about just about anything. On other occasions you'll need to adjust to being a quiet part of the background delivering excellent service and allowing the guests to relax in their surroundings... or maybe you'll need to be the life and soul helping mixed groups to feel at ease in one another's company.

Nevertheless, you should always be a happy positive person no matter what the weather: it keeps the guests, the team and yourself happy!

A structured and methodical approach to your workload in the early days will help you establish the routines that will make all parts of the job become second nature. Given the nature of interacting with new guests each week, having an outgoing personality is going to make your life much easier! You'll also need this to make friends around resort. As much as you love your teammates, you'll probably want some time apart and having other friends is crucial.

Chalet Host

Reporting into the resort manager, the Chalet Host is jointly (with the Chalet Chef) responsible for the daily management of the chalet, ensuring that the guests' needs are met at all times as well as upholding the companies standards.

The Chalet Host role is one of a hostess, housekeeper and waitress. All the cooking is done by the chalet's professional Chef.

Chalet host serving wine
Our chalet host will receive
  • 3 Valleys season pass

  • Generous, well located staff accommodation

  • A competitive package

  • Time for skiing - up to 6 days a week

Previous Experience

Must have significant prior experience in hotel, catering or retail industries

Must be good at working as part of a team, have high work standards, be customer focused, self-motivated, take pride in their work

Whilst previous chalet work or spoken French is not a requirement, it can be advantageous

Main Duties
  • Create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere

  • On Changeover days, help clients with lift passes, ski hire, ski lessons, etc

  • Available to deal with any guest queries or problems

  • Daily cleaning of Bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas, ensuring excellent standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained, even at the end of the season

  • Thoroughly cleaning of the chalet on changeover day and removes all linen and towels

  • Washes and Irons chalet staff uniform, tea towels and cleaning cloths

  • Call guests prior to arrival to check details of arrival, dietaries, and other special requirements

  • Counts and bags used linen/ laundry ready for collection

  • Sets up, serves and clears breakfast and dinner service

  • Lays out and clears afternoon Tea

  • Stocks guests’ bar/fridges

  • Maintain and refill fresh fruit daily

  • Evening Turn down service

  • Follow all health and safety guidelines when preparing and serving all food and beverage

Chalet Driver/Assistant

Overview

The chalet Driver/Assistant’s main role is to provide our shuttle service for the chalet, to support all chalets in an effective and outstanding driver service as well as to support the rest of the chalet team, carrying out whatever is necessary to look after the clients and managing the chalet (this includes cleaning, hosting and cooking). There will be minimal shopping required with this role.

Delicious Mountain jeep covered in snow
Our chalet drivers will receive
  • 3 Valleys season pass

  • Generous, well located staff accommodation

  • A competitive package

  • Time for skiing - up to 6 days a week

Previous Experience

Full driving licence and at least 3 years post qualification driving experience

Prior experience in the hotel or catering industry in waitering/ kitchen assistant/ housekeeping is desirable

Must be excellent at working as part of a team, have extremely high working standards, be customer focused and self-motivated

Main Duties
  • Creates a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for all guests

  • Helps clients resolve any issues regarding rental ski equipment as and when required

  • Stacks wood, prepares and cleans fire daily and ensure baskets are full

  • Ensures boot warmers are switched on/off at appropriate times and are in full working order

  • Keeps driveways, paths, steps and hot tubs clear of snow and rubbish at all times

  • Maintain a clean and tidy vehicle at all times

  • On changeover days, support chalet team to do whatever is needed to ensure a smooth and pleasant transition

  • Removal of rubbish and recycling daily from the chalets

  • Looking after the chalet spa facilities i.e. hot tubs, steam rooms, sauna’s ensuring they are kept clean, safe and sanitary at all times

  • Collects and delivers fresh bread for assigned chalets as required

  • Unpacks, counts and packs away all delivered linen

  • Drives guests, helping load and unload ski equipment as necessary

  • Drives safely and responsible at all times

  • Refuels vehicle when necessary

  • Never drives any Delicious Mountain vehicles when under the influence of alcohol

  • Reports and arranges any repairs or replacements immediately to the resort manager

  • Follow all health and safety guidelines when preparing and serving all food and beverage

Chalet Chef

Overview

Chalet Chefs have a big responsibility of delivering exceptional meals throughout the stay of guests from breakfast in the mornings, afternoon teas and the 4 or 5-course dinner service to a high standard every time, as the name suggests we are all about food and with a name like Delicious Mountain our guests have an expectation to have their taste buds set alight.

Reporting into the resort manager, the Chalet Chef is jointly (with the Chalet Host) responsible for the daily management of the chalet, ensuring that the guests’ needs are met at all times as well as upholding the companies’ standards.

Salmon main course
Our chalet Chefs will receive
  • 3 Valleys season pass

  • Generous, well located staff accommodation

  • A competitive package

  • Time for skiing - up to 6 days a week

Previous Experience

Must have significant prior experience in hotel, catering or retail industries

Must be good at working as part of a team, have high work standards, be customer focused, self-motivated, take pride in their work

Whilst previous chalet work or spoken French is not a requirement, it can be advantageous

Main Duties
  • Lease with host for pre-arrival call to guests to confirm dietaries and any special requirements for the week ahead

  • Cooking all meals to a high standard including breakfast (continental, cooked, specials), afternoon Tea (sweet and savoury), Kids Tea (before or during a normal evening service), Canapés (Include some cocktail making), Dinner service (2- 5-course dinner service), Cheese board and after dinner snack boards/platters

  • Follow all recipes, ingredients and portion sizing given in Menu Planning and training throughout the season (unless advised by management)

  • Follow all health and safety guidelines when preparing and serving all food and beverage

  • Prepares meals for host, driver and yourself when on service

  • Understanding to a reasonable degree the pairing of dinner wines to the menu

  • Ensuring excellent standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always maintained in and around the kitchen throughout the season

  • Daily cleaning and organising of kitchen before leaving each shift, helping host team clean and organise around the dining room/living areas wherever possible if your time allows it

  • Looking after the chalet spa facilities i.e. hot tubs, steam rooms, sauna’s ensuring they are kept clean, safe and sanitary at all times

  • Changeover days will be a weekly deep clean of kitchen, kitchen equipment, extractors, cupboards/draws, pantry, and storerooms (depending on chalet some other areas) finishing to the highest standard to welcome new guests into the chalet

  • Stock management, rotation and ordering

  • Fridge temperature reports

  • Correct food labelling

How to apply

To apply, please complete our team recruitment application form. Please note, we are not accepting and will not respond to CV's as applications.

Stage One

Please fill out our online application form with as much relevant information as possible. We review all applications together thoroughly at the end of each month. If we think that Delicious Mountain will be the right chalet company for you, then we will get in touch to invite you to take part in Stage Two.

Stage Two

Candidates who fill out the online application and successfully transition to Stage Two will be invited to submit a short 3-5 minute video answering preset questions.

Stage Three

Following successful videos, candidates will be asked for either a Skype, Facetime or face-to-face interview where we explain a little more about the job and package. We ask each candidate the same questions. This will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.