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cookery courses.

The Ski Beat recipe for success.
our recipe for success.
  • Recruit some passionate cooks and enthusiatic hosts

  • Offer a cookery day as part of the interview process to make sure all our hosts meet our high food and hygiene standards.

  • Introduce them to the Ski Beat menu guide in advance of the winter season so they can practice before they come to France

  • Incorporate cooking the menu as part of our pre-season training course

  • Ensure all hosts are producing fabulous food throughout the season


Result? Very satisfied Ski Beat guests who come back year after year and ask us for our recipes!


You might be thinking of applying for the role of Chalet Host but would like to brush up your cookery skills before you apply. Here are a few cookery schools that we work with who provide cookery courses for budding chalet hosts. 

Ski Beat’s Recommended Chalet
Cookery Schools
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This year we have partnered with Snow Cooks, who are running courses for select weeks this summer in Peisey in the French Alps.


Taking place in an actual chalet, Mel, the tutor, is an experienced ex-host who will guide you through all aspects of chalet host life. Everything is cooked from scratch and based on old and current chalet menus, and you will also learn about the other aspects of the role - like cleaning and running a smooth service.


There are plenty of spaces available if you want to get out and spend a week in the French Alps learning a whole 'host' of chalet skills.

If you choose to participate in a Snow Cooks course, the recruitment team can arrange to interview you while you are out in France. 

View Snow Cooks Courses

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Designed and delivered by current seasonaires and former Ski Beat chalet hosts, Fresh tracks offer a variety of online courses, available at any time for you to participate in. There are 5 courses available which can be bought as packages or individually:

  • Chalet Cooking

  • Chalet Cleaning

  • Chalet Hosting

  • Food Hygiene (Level 2 + Practical application)

  • Getting a Job


As an exclusive offer, you can use the discount code 'skibeat10' for 10% off online courses.

For more information check out or give us a call on 07497368663.

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The Avenue Cookery School is a family-run SW London based school that specialises in 1 & 2-week long Chalet courses.

Working in the mountains is fun and satisfying provided the skills and confidence are well in place and The Avenue has a unique blend of professional yet relaxed teaching, covering all basic techniques through to sophisticated skills to fully equip you to fulfil your season job responsibilities with confidence and ease.
Their Chalet Host Course covers the necessary hosting skills that are essential when running a chalet along with assisting you to find the best job for you and your season. The Avenue are a great choice for the perfect mix of knowledge, fun and future! They also have close by accommodation options for those that live further afield.
Course prices range from £1,095 - £1,950.

View more information on their courses by clicking here.

Contact them at or call +44 20 8874 7623 for more information.

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