Head Chef

Head Chef

Destinations: France and Austrian ski resorts 

Combine your passion for food and skiing and become a Head Chef at one of our superb chalet hotels! Whether you are looking for a short-term challenge or a career in the travel industry this fantastic role allows you to use and develop your professional skills in a fun and adventurous surroundings.

Reporting to the Hotel Manager you’ll be responsible for the management, financial control and food hygiene practices within your kitchen. Becoming a Head Chef at Mark Warner is an excellent opportunity to manage your own kitchen, and as with all kitchens, the work can be demanding and you’ll need to be dedicated.

You’ll find the Mark Warner environment provides a fantastic opportunity to work hard and play hard! You could learn a new sport, get out on the mountains or explore exciting new places with like-minded friends.

Do you have managerial skills and want to lead one of our kitchens? We’ve a strong management team that provides on-going support and training. There are opportunities to further develop your own skills and a development programme for career progression with the prospect to work year-round in one of our beach resorts during the summer months. Our winter programme operates from December through to April.

Main Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility of the daily running of the kitchen
  • Ensure high culinary standards and presentation of foods at all times for guests and staff
  • Manage food purchasing and storage
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen
  • Develop and create new recipes and menus
  • Prepare and cook guest breakfast, children’s lunch and high tea and evening meals
  • Prepare and cook staff meals
  • Ensure you are inspirational to your team
  • Liaise with local suppliers
  • Stock control and management
  • Manage budgets whilst maintaining high standards
  • Train, monitor, manage and motivate your team to encourage their best performance
  • Ensure HACCP records are maintained at all times

Abilities and Skills

  • Hard working
  • Present a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Confident and professional with a calm demeanour
  • Strong leadership skills
  • First rate culinary skills
  • Organised, self-starter

Essential Requirements

  • Health & Safety Food Hygiene certificates
  • 1 years’ experience managing a kitchen
  • Implement HACCP procedures
  • UK/EU Passport holder
  • UK National Insurance Number
  • UK bank account

Package and Benefits

  • Return travel to/from UK
  • All meals included
  • Lift pass, ski equipment hire and discounted lessons for beginners
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Discounted drinks and beauty treatments (dependent on resort)
  • Holiday concessions for friends and family
  • A competitive salary
  • Medical insurance
  • Comprehensive training
  • Opportunity to work year-round
  • Management development

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