This five-day Chalet Cooking 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 who will be living away from home.
Our intensive syllabus aims to give our students a thorough overview of working and cooking in a chalet, incorporating basic to intermediate cookery training, knife skills, menu planning, sourcing ingredients, budgeting, time management, meal service and a general view of life in places such as the Alps. Our courses are practical, hands-on and fun! Students will come away with an armoury of skills and a folder of tried and tested recipes.
Our ski chalet cooking courses run throughout the year. We offer accommodation and all students will cook their own breakfast, lunch and supper.
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.
Sample Chalet Menu:
Breakfast special: eggs benedict
Afternoon tea: chocolate brownies
Canapé: mini Scotch eggs
Starter: ham hock terrine
Main course: Supreme of chicken with herb gnocchi, cherry tomatoes, capers & basil
Indoor dining area
Outside seating & dining area
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 an advanced level. Advanced training can significantly increase your chances of securing jobs within the industry, particularly for those with limited hospitality experience.