Work For Us

 
Meribel Ski Chalets is a family-owned business which has been successfully operating in the resort for 17 years. We are run on the Christian values of honesty, integrity and service. These principles underpin everything we do.
 
We currently provide 4 catered chalets – sleeping anything from 6 to 12 people – around 34 beds in total. The chalets are fully-catered to a high standard, and we aim to consistently give our guests a fantastic holiday experience.
 
We believe that what we get out of working in a place like Meribel, is linked to what we put in. We seek like-minded people, who share our values, and who go the extra mile.  If you enjoy looking after people, serving our guests to the best of your ability, always with a smile on your face, then you’ve come to the right company.
 
Our chalet cooks and chefs are passionate about food – you’re excited by the prospect of getting into your kitchen each day and bringing one of your masterpieces to life,  creating food that makes the eyes sparkle with expectation.
 
Our chalet hosts just love being with people, getting to know them, serving great food and wine, making sure the chalet is absolutely spotless, and creating a home-from-home ambiance for our guests to come back to each day.
But it’s not all about work.  When you join Meribel Ski Chalets, you’re embarking on a season filled with great skiing, lasting friendships, and amazing memories.  You can expect to ski on at least 5 days each week.  You’ll work and socialise in a small close-knit team, and we all look out for each other.  You’ll live in the centre of Meribel, not out in the sticks, so you’ll be close to where you work and where you ski.  And above all, as employers we are honest and generous.  
 
As a host you can expect a salary in the region of £200 per week.  As a chef, you’re looking at £240 per week.  You’ll get one full day off a week.  On top of that, you’ll get a Three Valley ski pass for the season, you’ll get professional insurance, accommodation, food and travel to and from resort.  You can also expect tips, although of course that’s not guaranteed.  In our experience, most staff manage to use their tips as spending money in resort, and save their salary so that when you come home, you’ll have a tidy sum waiting for you to embark on your next adventure.
 
We are currently looking for a chalet chef to run one of our two premium chalets.
 

Requirements:

You have worked in a professional kitchen/hospitality environment, and/or have done previous ski seasons or yacht seasons.  

You will possess a superior attention to detail, a desire to leave things better than before, matched with cooking and hospitality skills that are second to none.

You will be honest, hard-working, and seek to get the most out of life.

How to Apply :

You will need to send us through your own personalised 6-day menu plan including: breakfast, your suggestion for afternoon tea treats, canapés, starters, mains and desserts.

We will require photos of some of your food along with a recent photo of yourselves, a covering letter and the latest version of your CV.

We look forward to like-minded people joining the MSC family so if you think you’ve got what we’re looking for please contact Will Sussman here.

A note to aspiring chalet cooks:

If you haven’t already done so, you should consider booking onto some of the country’s leading chalet cookery schools. Orchards Cookery School, near Evesham, offers experienced tutors, a fun and beautiful setting, with an encouraging environment to perfect your culinary skills.  They’ve been doing it for years, and are a great place to go and learn.

Alternatively, Abinger Cookery School set in the Surrey Hills may be the choice for you. Here you are expertly guided by award-winning chef Vincent Clist and his team, giving you an armoury of recipes that will set you up for the season ahead.

Staff Review

“Meribel Ski Chalets has ‘family’ at the core of its business. This is evident from the very beginning. There was one time I needed to return back to the UK to say goodbye to a dying family member. True to the ethos of the company and Will’s Christian faith, I got home in time. A large tour operator would not have made such arrangements.

A small close knit team is not for everyone, however if you work hard providing the guests with a lovely holiday then this is totally recognised. You are treated like one of the family – this is a very rare thing in the mountains working for any company. You are given responsibility, which is not for everyone, however, this allows you to get on with the job with all the tools you require.

The accommodation is right in the centre of the resort and is to a good standard – not like any horror stories that you may have heard – living in garages with no natural light will not happen at MSC! They know that if you look after your staff then they will look after you and your business.”

Toby – Wales