Temporary Couple Job in Verbier
Fantastic opportunity for multi-faceted chef / chalet hostess couple who are open to a wide range of duties and have experience working within 5 star homes/hotels in a beautiful private chalet in Verbier, Switzerland. This position will be for the winter ski season which runs from 15th November to 30th April.
The chef's role will entail preparing fresh, healthy, creative and delicious daily meals and weekly menus for the owners as well as for sophisticated family and corporate groups who rent the chalet, usually on a weekly basis. The chalet has eight bedrooms and sleeps 16 people, so the chef must be prepared to serve meals for up to 22 people. The chef should be prepared to customize menus to the food intolerances, allergies and tastes of the owners, their guests and rental clients.
The chef will also be expected to serve as a general DIY handyman and/
work with or source new vendors to perform normal maintenance work that may be required in the chalet.
The chalet hostess will clean the chalet daily (outside help is brought in for days with large guest turnover) and to ensure that the chalet is running in perfect order. She will also be responsible for booking rentals, and the booking calendar, as well as provide full concierge services for the owner and his family as well as rental clients. This may include ski rentals, lift tickets, and massage, spa, restaurant, après-ski and nightclub bookings. She will also oversee the chalet's social media online profile and engage in marketing the chalet to potential clients. She will be expected to perform at a high-level of efficiency for the business executive owner who keeps an office in the chalet, and for the needs of clients who may include international business titans and top-tier corporate groups. Office/secretarial experience and an excellent grasp of social media platforms is essential.
Candidates should be open to hands-on work in whatever capacity is required for running the chalet to a 5-star standard and to provide excellent care for the owners, their guests, and rental clients. Candidates must maintain calm and professional demeanors at all times.
Daily tasks include shopping for groceries and household supplies, organizing laundry deliveries, managing household stocks and supplies, running errands and help with sourcing vendors (such as the caretaker, landscapers, snow removal, etc). Daily transport service to ski lifts (all are a 5-minute drive from chalet) may be expected for the owners and for rental clients who request this service. Valid driver's licenses are required for both candidates.
Candidates should be conscientious, proactive self-starters with ambition and a desire to impress. The couple must be able to work honestly and diligently without constant supervision, as the owners travel frequently and there will be weeks when the chalet is not occupied.
A competitive salary is offered per Swiss law, as well as commission on new and repeat client bookings.
Fluency in English and French is required, as well as a Swiss patente, although the Client would be happy to pay for this to be done.
A lovely one-bedroom apartment off-site is provided.
Consultant: Hannah Weeks
Job No: 48808