If you’ve ever dreamed of working with your partner & skiing together then a Chalet Couple job could be perfect for you. If you are a Chef who is passionate about food & creative presentation and you want to use your imagination to create sublime menus (generous budget & no set menus); If you are a Host with an equal passion for providing exceptional service, tailored to each guests needs, & you have an obsession with cleaning & presentation we would love to hear from you.
Many couples use this opportunity to work together as a springboard to set up their own business in the future; it is a great testing ground for designing your menus, managing a food budget, understanding bespoke service & getting instant feedback from guests.
Jess & Rich, Chalet Couple, Abode 2013/14 – It’s a small team and everyone was very professional, it’s well organised and the guests have been really fantastic the whole time, if there’s ever a problem it’s fixed immediately and everything runs without a glitch.
Our gorgeous chalets sleep a maximum of 10 guests (most weeks Chamois Lodge sleeps 6 guests, Chalet Abode 8 guests), which means you have the time to create imaginative fine dining menus, deliver impeccable service & go skiing.
6 days per week you will prepare breakfast, afternoon tea & a 6 course dinner, tailoring menus to guest’s dietary requirements or personal preferences. Also a high tea for children if required. Laying tables, serving meals, cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms & guest areas, assisting guests will keep you extremely busy. You’re constantly in the public eye, so you need to deliver your service in a warm, friendly & highly professional way. The key to success is to work together, help each other & be highly organized & you will then get plenty of time to ski together & enjoy the mountain life. A Chauffeur/Resort Assistant supports each chalet (drive guests, clear snow, chop wood, lay fires, manage the spa).
Pipa & Charlie, Chamois Lodge 2013/14 – What we liked about The Alpine Club “Small family run business; You are just round the corner if needed; You’ve done the job before so know the ups and downs so support is great; The training provided”
The Company Owners, Helen & Chris Raemers, live & work in St Martin all year. We manage each booking, greet every guest on arrival, make arrangements during the guests holiday for instructors, lunches, masseurs etc, fix maintenance issues, ensure you are fully supported & never left to work things out for yourselves if there are any problems. We live 100m away from the chalets so are on hand always.
For couples working in hospitality, you are often working different shifts, & rarely see each other. One of the biggest benefits of the Chalet Couple job is that you work the same hours so you’ll see a lot of each other & get to ski with each other. As a couple you’ve also got a vested interest in helping each other to get the job done quickly so you can get out skiing together. Couples often have a 6th sense, and will know each other well which translates into seamless service for the guests
Pipa & Charlie, Chamois Lodge 2013/14 What was the best thing about your job? “Being able to manage your own work load – you run the chalet so you can make this your own and personalise it and being given the freedom to do so. Also being able to ski most days”
If spending a season in the snow working & skiing together is your dream then the Chalet Couple job is the perfect way to make your dreams come true.
Jess & Rich, Chalet Couple, Abode 2013/14 How much time did you get to ski each week? “At the start not very much as we put to much on our plates (literally) but by half term at least 5 times a week for up to 4 hours a day if you wanted to”