Winter Season Jobs – Chalet Fourmiliere

Chalet Fourmiliere
August 7, 2023
Morzine, France
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Here at Chalet Fourmiliere we offer our guests the best home from home country house experience in the Alps.  Our farmhouse was built over two-hundred years ago and has now been fully re-imagined for the ultimate in luxurious comfort.  Six bedrooms, all ensuite, accommodate a maximum of fifteen guests.  We are located in Morzine, the beautiful French alpine resort in the heart of the sunny Portes du Soleil.


We are looking to recruit four new team members -exceptional hosts/drivers/maintenance people to work alongside our Michelin trained chef.


When it comes to hospitality, we are looking for the best of the best - highly motivated team players who will make our guest experience exceptional by consistently going the extra mile. We want a diverse, flexible team, who enjoy working with, and for, interesting people, have excellent attention to detail, lots of energy, and, if you’ve got a touch of OCD, even better!


We are an owner run business, with only one chalet to focus on. We live on site, in our own loft apartment and are very much part of the Fourmiliere experience. We relocated from the UK five years ago and have built the Fourmiliere brand into something we are very proud of.  We’ve had some great press, notably features in Conde Nast Traveller and as one of Tatler’s most ‘glamorous chalets’, as well as having an excellent Trip Advisor rating and nominations for Travellers Choice Awards.


Previous experience of hosting, or work within the catering/hospitality industry would be an advantage although not essential as full, comprehensive training will be given.  A willingness to learn, flexibility and the ability to work well as part of a team is, however, essential.


Chalet hosting is a role that requires a variety of skills, but first and foremost we are looking for confident, well-presented individuals with warm, friendly personalities, a joie de vivre, energy and a desire to be the best! It is hard work but our guests are here to have fun and we want you to too – although – obviously! –the guests come first!


Your daily duties will include (but are not limited to):


- Creating a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for our guests within the chalet
- Mixing and serving drinks for guests in the chalet and hot tub
- Dinner table setting, service and clearing
- Assisting the chef
- Ensuring the kitchen and all appliances/equipment are kept spotlessly clean, tidy and maintained
- Keeping all guest areas clean and tidy at all times
- Washing and drying cleaning clothes / tea towels etc daily
- Ensuring bar, drinks and coffee / tea station is stocked and clean
- Daily housekeeping of chalet, guest rooms and turn down service
- Saturday (occasionally mid-week too) chalet full turnaround ensuring the chalet looks, feels and smells clean and pristine for arriving guests


When driving you will be responsible for guests in our vintage Land Rover Defender, fondly nick named ‘The Baron’.  The safety of our guests and team is paramount so we need team members to be confident drivers in all weather conditions.


Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


- Driving guests safely, and comfortably, to and from ski lifts, restaurants, shops etc
- Loading and unloading guest skis / boards etc onto the Baron and returning all equipment to the bootroom at the end of the day
- Liaising with our equipment provider in the event of any guest issues
- Bringing in ski boots from boot room to ski chalet for guests in the morning
- Maintaining, fuelling and cleaning all company vehicles to a high standard both inside and out and advising of any issues with vehicle/s promptly
- Responding to, and co-ordinating directly, with guests for smooth collection / pick up
- Cleaning and maintenance of hot tub and outdoor areas
- Snow clearance
- Firewood restocking, clear and re-lay fire in chalet
- Chalet maintenance, as needed


We recognize the high value of an excellent team - our success is based on the experience you provide – and, in recognition, we offer an excellent package of benefits and working conditions. You will be employed on a French contract fully compliant with French labour laws.


Your package of benefits will include:


- A competitive monthly salary
- 2 / 3 full days off per week
- Option to live in high quality accommodation in own or shared room in Morzine
- A local lift pass reimbursed at the completion of the season
- Skis/Board and boot hire for the season
- Full pre-season training
- A great uniform
- All meals whilst at work
- Equal share of all guest tips


You must be fluent in English, have an EU passport and/or right to work in France. UK passport holders must be able to obtain a work visa (assistance will be given with this process for successful candidates)


All applicants must be aged 21+, have a full clean driving licence and be available from early December 2023 to mid-April 2024 (exact dates to be confirmed).


This is a great opportunity to work in a beautiful chalet in a fabulous location. If you think you are a good candidate for these positions, or would like more information, please send  Alex and Tom your CV plus a recent photograph via the Apply Online button below.

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