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Winter 2014/15 Vacancies

Absolute Alpine is a family business and our team is really important to us - click here to see more about what we are looking for.

This winter season, we are looking to find the following people to add to our team:

Our Properties

During winter months we offer catered, self catered ski and snow shoeing holidays in our accommodation. La Grande and La Petite Ourses (7 bedrooms in total) are our flagship chalets and are only offered on a catered basis. Chalet and Apartment La Roche (6 bedrooms in total) are offered as either catered or self catered.

The Roles

Chalet Manager

The Chalet Manager role is central to the running of our chalets. In addition to being a point of contact for guests and being responsible for delivering the high standards in the chalets, you will be required to manage the operational elements of the chalets (e.g. checking laundry in and out, greeting guests and co-ordinating changeovers).

The Chalet Manager responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring a relaxed homely feel to the chalets throughout the guests’ whole holiday.
  • Co-ordination and supervision of the team during daily duties and weekly change-overs.
  • Cleaning and maintaining high chalet standards.
  • Looking after the guests, assisting with queries and ensuring that they have the best holiday possible.
  • Management of linens (check-out/check-in and delivery) and laundry.
  • Chalet stock control (e.g. cleaning products, bar stock, wine.)
  • Co-ordination and serving of meals (dinner, breakfast & kiddies tea.)
  • Supporting the chalet chef in the kitchen as necessary.
  • Running the weekly team meeting.
  • Management of the honesty bar.

Are you all of the following?

  • Somebody who is conscientious and enthusiastic.
  • A holder of a full clean driving licence.
  • Highly experienced in chalet management.
  • Extremely organised, prepared and calm.
  • Experienced in supervising and co-ordinating a team.
  • Somebody willing to go the extra mile when necessary.
  • An excellent communicator.

Professional Chefs

Our food is something that helps us stand out from the crowd and we set high standards in what we think chalet food should be like. We take great pride in our chefs and we always look to employ professional chefs and ideally those who have previous experience of working in chalets.

Responsibilities for our Chalet Chefs include:

  • Creating a six day menu plan including cooked breakfast options, afternoon cakes and four course evening meal.
  • Prepare and serve six evening meals and six breakfasts.
  • You will be required to cook breakfast for the guests in the main chalet and provide ingredients for the host to cook in the second chalet or apartment as required.
  • Baking of cakes daily and provision of cake or biscuits for day off.
  • Completing the weekly shopping list for the chalets, shopping, and assisting in the unpacking and correct storage of weekly supplies.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and order of the food storage areas.
  • Weekly deep clean of the kitchen and maintaining daily hygiene standards.
  • Preparing packed lunches when requested.
  • Taking part in other aspects of the weekly changeover of the chalet where necessary.

Are you all of the following?

  • Experienced in cooking excellent quality food professionally.
  • Committed to maintaining consistently high standards of food.
  • Experienced in health and safety plus food hygiene.
  • Familiar with working in a chalet kitchen environment.
  • Creative and flexible in menu planning.
  • Experienced in stock control, purchasing and budget control professionally.
  • Good at working in a team.

Chalet Host

Our Chalet Hosts are the main point of contact for our guests so we’re looking for people who are friendly, approachable and who love to be helpful. You’ll work with our Chalet Chef, the Chalet Manager and the business owners so good communication and organisational skills are key.

Responsibilities for our Chalet Hosts include:

  • Creating a welcoming and relaxing environment in the chalet, ensuring the guests are cared for and their needs met.
  • Daily light clean of the chalet bedrooms and communal areas.
  • Laying tables for breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal, to include children’s high tea when required.
  • Assist the chef in hosting the evening meal and serving the guests.
  • Clearing away from meal times and supporting the chef in maintaining daily hygiene standards in the kitchen.
  • Care of chalet linens, including checking in and out all items sent to the laundry.

Are you all of the following?

  • Somebody who is conscientious and enthusiastic.
  • Experienced in customer service.
  • Extremely friendly, approachable and calm.
  • Good at working in a team.
  • Somebody willing to go the extra mile when necessary.
  • Previously experienced in chalet, hotel or hospitality.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Looking for a longer term job in a stunning alpine village.

Interested in any of these jobs? Contact us

Thank you for all the wonderful hospitality we've had a fantastic family Christmas which we will always treasure. The place, the food, all the advice were all superb, what an amazing team!!
Foster family
Dec-11
Thank you so much for the week we spent in Samoens. Your chalet is just lovely and we enjoyed relaxing in it. All in all a fantastic week!
John, Kerry, Dave, Laura & Ruby
Mar-11
It's a six star set up and you really have outdone yourselves. See you next year!
Noel & family
Feb-10
Love it! Love it! Love! This place is an absolute gem of a find... Great food, hosts, chalet and village - we have had the best week ever!
Chris and Michelle
Feb-11
Thank you for such a fantastic week. The chalet and facilities were perfect for our group, the food was amazing and the wine was generous which made for very merry evenings and a few slightly sore heads in the morning.
The Vets
Mar-10
Wonderful week all round, great food, guides and company. Many thanks to all the staff and their enthusiasm.
The Kennedys
Aug-12
Thank you so much or a truly wonderful & relaxing holiday. Everything was perfect, no improvements possible! We will definitely be back!
The Hickeys
Jan-11
What more can I say! The best Christmas ever!
The McLeods
Dec-09
For those that wish to temper the pains of skiing, then La Grande Ourse is a gift from the snow gods.
Robin, Hannah, Freddie & Elizabeth
Jan-11
Thank you Steve, Sam, Kate and Bruno for your warm hospitality, your delicious cuisine and your friendship and challenging walks. Best wishes to all.
Ruth (USA)
Jun-12
Thank you so much for making our stay magnificent! The food was delightful, the staff were friendly, funny, kind and accommodating. Our stay was AMAZING!
Steve, Tricia, Callum, Mike & Becca
Apr-11
You've done it again! You cannot improve on service, meals, cleanliness and everything done with such a smile. We have loved every minute.
The Hastings Clan
Mar-11
We will be back! Thanks for our best ever holiday.
Phil, Kerry, Georgia & Alex
Apr-10
You have a beautifully appointed chalet that feels like a second home as opposed to an impersonal hotel. We had a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much.
John & Patricia
Aug-12
You have established an exceptional standard and make your guests feel really welcome and at home. Many thanks.
Nadine & Doug S
Jan-10
Thank you very much for a very nice week. Your food has been great & your hospitality even better. We shall certainly recommend you.
Bev & Andy
Jan-10
We've had a wonderful week in every respect - great skiing, awesome company, incredible food and lots of laughs. Can't wait for next year!
The Orford family
Feb-11
Thank you for your superb hospitality. We only have positive things to say and will recommend to all our ski friends and hopefully come back to stay again. Superb!
Nicola & Luke Smith
Feb-12
Thank you SO much for a fantastic, stress free week. The chalet, food and staff were all perfect - you made us so welcome and comfortable.
John & Sue
Jul-12
Many thanks for a great holiday. Wonderful chalet, wonderful hosts, wonderful food. Carry on like you are and one will soon have to book 3 years in advance to get in!
Nina & Kim
Feb-11
Oh my word! What can I say... You are the perfect hosts, you have made our week perfect... Which is why we want to come back again and again.
Seb, Jo & family
Feb-11
I loved this holiday SO SO SO much! The food has been lovely and the cakes were great. The hot tub was fab as well.
The Cooke family
Aug-12
I don't usually fill these things in but we had such a good holiday I thought I should. Many thanks to you for your hospitality and for making our stay so enjoyable.
11 out of 10!
Walker Family
Feb-10
Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable week. Without doubt one of our best ever holidays.
Fiona, James, Linda & Will
Mar-12
My holiday here has been perfect. Thank you for the luxurious accommodation & fantastic food. I will be recommending your holidays to everyone.
Jennie (Sydney, Australia)
Jun-12
Beautiful chalet, lovely food, great staff, amazing weather and great skiing. As your first North Americans you have impressed us well!
Kerry & Ian
Feb-11
Well, I reckon this has been pretty much the perfect family holiday... We were lucky to have such fab chalet mates and have made friends for life. Huge thanks!
Louise & Jon
Jun-12
We love your chalet, we love Samoens, we love the skiing, but most of all we love you and your team. You made our first ski trip absolutely brilliant!
Dee T & friends
Mar-11
Excellent food, 5* accommodation and great hospitality! Nothing was too much trouble and our every whim catered for. We will spread the word at home!
Heidi, Chris & Sian
Mar-12
It was all lovely - pretty bedrooms, lovely food and especially the lovely people looking after us. We didn't want for anything.
Brian, Mandy, Chris, Claire & Mark
Feb-12
A really wonderful place and to be looked after was also wonderful. Service, food, welcome just fantastic - a 1st that I think can't be matched. Thank you!
Julliet & John
Jan-11
...a stress free week with 10 happy guests of mixed ages done... Carlsberg do not do chalets but if they did...
David Winsall
Dec-09
Thank you very much. I wish I could be with you for ever - love Molly
Molly (Aged 8)
Feb-11
We have had a fabulous fortnight here at La Petite Ourse. The chalet is as lovely as always and the food is excellent. Thank you for looking after us so well.
The McGrady family
Jul-12
Thank you for a very memorable week... You have spoiled us really well and been great company, we feel very well for having spent this time with you. Thanks!
Kath & Nick
Jun-12
Wow! What a fantastic time we have had! Lovely fresh powder - sparkling sunshine, stunning views and then a truly wonderful cosy chalet! What more could we ask for!
The Simpson family
Feb-12

Our guest's views...

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