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Chalet Chefs

Fish and Pips

Meribel & Val d'Isere, France

Competitive salary + ski pass + accommodation + food + travel to and from resort + ski equipment + basic staff insurance

Immediate start

April 2015


If you looking for a chef position that will look great on your CV, gives you plenty of ski time, a chance to explore your culinary skills, work in a small team and ski in one of the finest ski resorts in the World - Val d'Isere or Meribel - come and join the Fish & Pips team this winter!

We are fanatical about food.  We have brought out our own cookbook and proudly won The Times Chalet Chef 2010 award.

We are firm believers in looking after your staff and that a happy team makes for happy guests! We therefore think providing the following is essential:

  • Three  Valley / Espace Killy season pass
  • Generous staff accommodation with UK TV and wifi
  • A competitive package
  • More skiing time than most - up to 6 days per week
  • Free reign in the kitchen with a generous food budget
  • Numerous other perks you get from working in small team such as ours.
We cater to a high level and strive to wow guests with chalet food that knocks the socks off most.  Only employing chefs with restaurant or fine cuisine experience we feel it's important to give you free reign to design your own menu which can change as little or often as you like.  Whilst you need to be competent in the kitchen and passionate about food you will also have shop to a budget, cater for all ages and dietary requirements, and keep chalet accounts on a weekly basis. You will have a great deal of guest interaction and also be prepared to cook in an open kitchen.  Enthusiasm for skiing or snowboarding or wanting to learn is essential.

As a proactive member of the team, you will prepare a full breakfast, afternoon tea, canapés and a 4-course evening meal six days per week.

Most importantly we are looking to build a team that works well together both in the chalets and out on the slopes. Six years of experience has proved to us that this team work is key to the success not only of Fish&Pips but also your season. We are looking for a hard-working team to maintain our high standards with masses of enthusiasm for the job in hand, a love for the mountains, an eye for detail and a professional attitude. We value our staff hugely as we recognise they are fundamental in the success of our business.

If this is a position you are looking for and think we sound like a company you'd like to work with then simply click on the apply button now below to make an online application.  Hurry, we only have a small number of positions to fill!


Qualifications and/or previous experience in the preparation of fine cuisine is essential.

Apply now attaching a CV, photo and 3 day menu plan

Fish&Pips offers delicious skiing in unbeatable locations and charming chalets in 2 of the finest resorts in the Alps, Meribel and Val d'Isere.

Holly Fisher (Fish) and Philippa Hartley (Pips) are life-long friends and with a shared passion for the mountains and good food they started up Fish&Pips together. Going into their 9th winter, Fish&Pips have built up a portfolio of 13 chalets, 9 in Meribel and 4 in Val d'Isere. All of their chalets are in keeping with their core values - not fussy yet comfortable and welcoming, and all of which are in unbeatable locations - just metres from the slopes!

They are fanatical about food and were thrilled to be the winners of the Times Chalet Chef 2010. In their eyes a good skiing holiday isn't complete without good food, which is why they strive to provide some of best dining experiences in the Alps by carefully hand-picking restaurant chefs. However, great food needs to be coupled with great service and as a small company they are able to get to know our guests and look after their every need from start to finish in an informal yet professional manner.

Holly and Philippa believe that what makes their company what it is, is down to the team. As they are only looking for a small number to join them, they aim to select a winning team year on year. They believe that looking after their team (providing good accommodation, a 3Vs or Espace Killy pass, competitive wage etc) and having fun is key. They look to employ people who are personable, thrive on working in at team, have an enthusiasm to ski/snowboard along with a work hard, play hard attitude.

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