Head Chef

Resort: St Anton (Austria)

We are recruiting for Winter 2018/2019 now!

If you are a creative chef and want a challenging role which also involves mentoring a junior chef, then look no further. Working in one of our luxury ski chalets in the premier ski resort of St Anton, this is a fantastic chance to create and design new dishes in an exciting environment and to pass on your expertise and knowledge to your second chef.

Chef careers at Scott Dunn

Main responsibilities

  • Ensure that all our guests benefit from the highest possible level of Scott Dunn service
  • Menu design and planning
  • All the food and domestic product shopping for your chalet
  • Mentor and work with a second chef
  • Provide continental/cooked breakfast as well as dishes from the specials menu
  • Bake a fresh cake and biscuits for afternoon tea
  • Provide canapés and a 4 or 5 course dinner with cheese (6 days per week)
  • Provide children’s dinner if and when appropriate
  • Ensure that all guests’ dietary requirements are understood and catered for
  • Assist in keeping your chalet clean and tidy at all times creating a warm, friendly environment
  • Be responsible for all budgeting in your chalet
  • Provide weekly accounts

Abilities and expectations

  • An attitude whereby ‘nothing is too much trouble’
  • Plan, cook and produce meals to a high standard
  • Team player
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Good self motivation
  • Organised, highly flexible and pro-active
  • Patient, diplomatic and eager to set an exceptional example as a mentor
  • Ability to remain calm and tactful under pressure
  • Impeccable personal presentation

Essential requirements

  • A recognised catering qualification such as NVQ or City & Guild Chef qualification, cooking certificate or extensive experience in a professional kitchen
  • Minimum of 1 year working experience with a qualification or 2 years without a qualification
  • Available for the whole season – November until the end of April
  • UK/EU passport

Please note, a cook test assessment in London will be part of the recruitment process.

Desirable attributes

  • Work experience in Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski seasons and luxury travel companies
  • Previous hospitality or customer service experience
  • Second language – German / French
  • A full UK/EU driving licence

Package and benefits

In order to recruit the best people and deliver our product, Scott Dunn offers a very attractive remuneration package. All of our team members are offered:

  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation
  • Full area lift pass
  • Ski/board equipment hire
  • Full insurance (covering you in and out of work)
  • Return travel
  • Stylish uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • All food on working days
  • Career progression with summer opportunities in our Mediterranean programme

Due to the high number of applications we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

Unfortunately we cannot accept applications from holders of UK working visas.