May 08, 2023


  • Hutchinsons Domestic Staff Agency
  • Meribel, France
Full time House Manager

Job Description

CHEF / HOST / HOUSEKEEPER (Permanent position)
Essential Requirements: Previous experience running and managing a Ski Chalet. Keen interest in business development, customer care and service. Hands on, proactive, forward thinking with good communication skills. Ideally conversational French, driver and child friendly. Computer literate.

The chalet is privately owned, catering for 15 persons with 8 ensuite bedrooms. The owners require a couple to oversee and assist with daily management of the chalet and its everyday running. This vacancy is a permanent position initially for a one year contract catering for both Summer and Winter seasons, with a view to renewing the contract annually.

During the Winter season, general tasks to be shared between the couple include:

  • Daily housekeeping, hoovering, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, making and changing beds.
  • Laundering of table linen, kitchen linens, towels (bedlinen is outsourced).
  • Lighting candles, making fires, bringing in logs.
  • Menu planning, food preparation for 3 course fine dining evening menus.
  • Shopping for, storing, preparing and cooking all meals (including children’s meals if visiting)
  • Serving continental breakfast
  • Preparing biscuits or cakes (on request)
  • Laying out, plating up and clearing all meals
  • Ensuring areas are child safe if children are visiting.
  • Supporting clients with requests ie activities, ski hire, passes, transport etc.
  • Liaising with the owners and clients.
  • Jacuzzi upkeep (training will be provided)
  • Clearing snow
  • Keeping inventories of chalet stock (wine, cleaning products, coffee capsules, linen etc.) and kitchen equipment
  • Carrying out weekly stock take and food shop according to a budget and guests requests
  • Maintaining and observing all hygiene, health and safety standards  
  • Occasional Instagram/Facebook posts
  • Administration (e.g. making Taxe de Séjour declarations and preparing client accounts at end of week
  • Organisation/supervision of agency cleaning staff, arranging local external cover for couples days off.
  • Generally making sure the client has a great stay and wishes to return.

During summer season, dependant on occupancy

As above if catered or non catered.
Basic gardening, tidying, mowing, care of terrace & basic maintenance repairs of the chalet.
Marketing and taking reservations.
Writing basic blog posts.
Liaising with contractors, supervising and cost containment.

NEGOTIABLE BASE SALARY WITH COMMISSION,1-bedroom open plan Studio with bathroom, kitchen and sitting room, light and spacious at attic level. Car available on site. 2 days off per week. (HU4016)

Contract: Full Time
Accommodation: Provided
Salary: Negotiable
Job Ref: HU4016
Job Categories: Chef Jobs, Domestic Couple Jobs, Housekeeper Jobs

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