The Ultimate Chalet Host Cookery Course

Come and join us in The French Alps - A classroom like no other


Our Wall of Fame:
Some of the creations from our amazing students over the last two years.

Course Information

The ultimate chalet host cookery course is the original and leading chalet cookery course.

In the gorgeous setting of the French Alps we will teach yo everything there is to know about successfully running a chalet.

Competition for chalet jobs is fierce as more and more people are taking gap years.

Our course is an absolute must if you want to succeed in getting a job as a chalet host.

Our course is now in its 11th year and is highly regarded by the leading tour operators as well as many independently run chalet operators.

Feedback from employers of our previous students have been excellent with some saying our students have been the best chalet hosts ever.


We now run an entire afternoon dedicated to Chocolate making and writing (and eating of course!) with our master chocolatier Clive. Yummy!


For 2017 the price of this course is £595

Our Location

Based in a fantastic location in La Rosiere in the heart of the French Alps, you will stay in our luxury chalet (with outdoor hot-tub!). Don’t forget you’ll be able to enjoy time off to sample local activities including white-water rafting and hiking (both weather permitting, white water rafting is no longer available after end September)

NB: Due to the nature of the course we are unable to take bookings from people with any type of food allergy or intolerance other than vegetarians and any vegetarians must understand they will be expected to cook meat.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award 

DOE logoOur course could count for the Residential section of your Gold DofE Award.

The course aims to fulfil the aim of the Residential Section “to broaden young people´s experiences through involvement with others in a residential setting.” The requirements of the Residential section are “To undertake a shared activity or specific course in a residential setting away from home and in an unfamiliar environment.” 

We have had many people on the course over the years who were completing their DofE Gold Award. On completion of the course, we will be happy to write an Assessor Report. 

Please always ensure you check with your Leader before you book the course that they are happy that it will count for your Residential Section. There is a £50 discount for DofE participants.

The  Price Includes:

  • 6 and a 1/2 days teaching
  • Training materials including your own  Ultimate Chalet Host Cookery Course ´bible´ (the manual, a workable 6 day menu plan you can use straight away in the alps and recipe catalogue)
  • Help and advice finding work in the Alps
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • All food (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner), wine and tea/coffee
  • Luxury accommodation for 7 nights based on two sharing
  • Linen and towels
  • Airport transfers: a set time pick up (latest 5pm) and drop off to and from Geneva airport. Please refer to the Transfers page for advice on which flights to book.
  • You will also receive the Ultimate Chalet Host Cookery Course Certificate on completion of the course.



The Price Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Outdoor activities
  • Honesty bar drinks.