Chalet Cooks Course: 5 days

£720.00 5 days

(2 customer reviews)

£720.00 5 days without accommodation.
£840.00 5 days with 4 night’s accommodation.

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Always wanted to be a chalet cook? This course can take you one step closer, with our signature Chalet Cooks Course being your pathway to the winter or summer season.

Chalet Cooks Course - Abinger Cookery School

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4pm and Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm

• 18th July – 22nd July
• 15th August – 19th August
• 5th September – 9th September
• 19th September – 23rd September
• 3rd October – 7th October



This five-day Chalet Cooks Course is ideal for school-leavers wanting to do a ski or summer season or for students heading off to university. The course not only teaches knife skills and cooking skills but life skills too, so it is a great way of giving confidence to any young person, not just in the kitchen, but also when meeting new people when living away from home. We also offer accommodation at an extra cost and all students will cook their own breakfast, lunch and evening meal.

You will be trained to “host” as well as cook, making you a perfect candidate for the winter and summer seasons. We have put together an intensive syllabus to give you a thorough overview of working and cooking in a chalet, incorporating basic to intermediate cookery training, knife skills, time management, service, cleaning, and life in the Alps in general. The course is hands-on, practical and most of all fun! You will come away with an abundance of skills to make a great Chalet Cook with a book full of tried and tested recipes!

On the final day, you will be given a certificate to confirm that you have completed the course and we shall also provide you with relevant information about the winter season.

Sample Chalet Menu:

Breakfast special: Fluffy American pancakes
Afternoon tea: Dark chocolate sea salt cake
Canapé: Arancini
Starter: Chargrilled Caesar Salad
Main course: Pan fried Salmon
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding


Shared Accommodation (Note: From August 2021 we will allow 2 students to share a room and bathroom)
Free wifi
Limited onsite parking
Idyllic countryside setting, easily accessible by road & public transport

We also offer a more advanced 10-day Chalet Cooks Course for those who want to take their skills to a more advanced level. Advanced training can significantly increase your chances of securing jobs within the industry, particularly for those with limited hospitality experience.

This course also qualifies for the residential section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award – perfect for those looking to complete their Gold DofE while learning a brilliant life skill.

Each student will have access to the building, but please refer to the Waiver for additional information on the rules of the school.

Read Waiver

You will be asked to sign and return this before attending the course.

Please call the office on 01306 730470 for availability.

2 reviews for Chalet Cooks Course: 5 days

  1. William Clark

    I had an amazing time carrying out my 5 day Chalet Cooks Course at Abinger cookery school, so much so I’ve decided to go back for a second week! All the staff are so friendly, helpful, supportive and talented in their field which helped me learn so much: how to work with ingredients to maximise flavour, how to judge cooking times, how to accommodate to allergies by making slight changes to a recipe and the importance of the presentation of a meal. Even though I have concluded my course the support from the staff at Abinger has continued, helping me to get a job working in a chalet, something that I am so grateful for! I was upset to be leaving on my last day but massively look forward to going back! Would highly recommend to any individual who wants to stand above the rest when applying for a chalet job, who wants to work in a chalet or anyone who simply wants to massively improve their cooking skills. Thank you to everyone at Abinger cookery school 🙂

  2. Josh Tinkler

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the 5 day Chalet cooking course. The course is fantastic, teaching you many different recipes that I will continue to make at home, showing you how to get the best out of the ingredients that you use, how the presentation of a meal is imperative and helping you experiment with the right cooking times and temperatures to give you the best meal possible. The staff are friendly and supportive and the quality of the chefs is top class. To anyone who is looking for a job as a chalet cook or just to improve your skills in the kitchen for the future then I would thoroughly recommend this course.

    I stayed in the accomodation that is provided by the school, the beds are fantastic and the accommodation is everything you need. the small town nearby also has everything you need, a pub down the road if you fancy a drink after a long day in the kitchen, a large green space to relax by and a shop, should you feel the need to buy any extra food.
    Thank you to my group and everyone at Abinger Cookery School for making it a highly enjoyable week!

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  • Please note:
    • Limited parking is available on-site. Please bring containers so you can take home any leftovers.
    • If there are 4 or less people on the course we have the right to postpone the course and offer an alternative date.
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