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Alpine Ethos is a small, privately owned, dynamic chalet company based in Méribel and La Tania.

We are now recruiting our team for 23-24 season. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced couples/pairs of friends with a passion to deliver exceptional customer service. We are proud to have received a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award and a Feefo Gold Service Award, as well as a rating of 4.8/5 which reflects our guests appreciation of our outstanding service which can only be achieved by a great team.

As a chalet couple/pair you will live and work together running your own alpine chalet. One of you will be a trained, professional chef with a passion for creating a memorable dining experience, your partner will be ‘front of house’ with relevant hospitality experience although your roles will overlap. 



You will be required to -

  • provide meals on 5 days - continental and cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, 4 course dinner

  • create the menu within an allocated budget

  • accommodate guests dietary requirements including kids menus

  • weekly shopping 

  • maintain a scrupulously clean and organised kitchen

  • observe all hygiene and health and safety standards

  • assist chalet host with service and general chalet duties


You will be -

  • professionally trained/professional experience 

  • currently, or in the recent past, working in a chef role

  • able to show proven, previous experience in chalets, restaurants, yachts, event catering etc

  • passionate about food, presentation and service

  • outgoing, self confident, conscientious and highly organised

  • be mature and responsible



You will be required to -

  • serve meals and drinks in a professional manner

  • assist the chef with prep, plating up etc as required 

  • clean daily - bedrooms, bathrooms, communal areas

  • carry out a more thorough clean on changeover day

  • change sheets and towels on changeover day

  • organise sending/receiving linen to/from commercial laundry

  • maintain stocks of consumable items - cleaning materials, toilet rolls, firewood etc

  • lay, manage and clean log burner/fire if applicable 

  • maintain hygiene and health and safety standards


You will be -

  • able to show proven relevant experience in chalets, restaurants, yachts, events catering

  • meticulous about cleanliness 

  • outgoing, self confident, conscientious and highly organised

  • be mature and responsible

You can see that we take recruitment very seriously and have high expectations as the success of Alpine Ethos largely depends on our team. In return, we offer an excellent package .

How to apply

To apply for a position with Alpine Ethos please email a CV and covering letter to If applying for a cooking position please also send a weekly 5 day menu plan. Please tell us a little about yourself in your covering letter and in particular why you would like to do a ski season and what appeals about working for Alpine Ethos.



  • French CDD contract

  • wages paid monthly in euros 

  • paid holiday entitlement 

  • 2 full days off each week 

  • good quality accommodation in our spacious staff chalet or in-chalet staff accommodation

  • food whilst at work 

  • uniform provided

  • skis/board and boots provided


.We have twin and double bedrooms at our staff chalet so can accommodate couples or pairs of friends who have worked together before.

Why work for Alpine Ethos


Choosing the right company in the right location can greatly affect your enjoyment of your season. We are extremely proud of our reputation for providing the highest levels of service for our guests and we aim to do the same for our staff. You’ll enjoy a great deal of autonomy in the menus you provide and the way you work together to provide the best experience for your guests. There’ll be plenty of time for skiing - typically 5 hours each day and your 2 full days’ off - plus Méribel is a fantastic seasonnaires resort. There’s probably a reason why a third of this season’s team will be rejoining us in 23-24 ….. be part of that team.

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