Welcome to the Chalet Cookery School

Skibug’s Chalet Cookery School is ideally suited for those wishing to spend the season working as a chalet hosts at one of the many vibrant Alpine resorts.

We are delighted to offer an intensive one-week chalet cookery course at altitude in La Plagne.

The Chalet Cookery School is located high in the picturesque Savoie Alps of South East France, with the beautiful Chalet Nichoir providing the inspiration for our seven-day residential courses.

Our chalet cookery course has been designed to arm you with a high level of culinary skills. We will give you the confidence to create scrumptious cakes, stylish canapés, mouth watering desserts and sensational 4-course dinner parties.

We also run occasional, speciality weeks like our Indian Cookery Course 14th – 20th July to those interested in the ingredients and techniques of world cuisines.

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The Syllabus

At the Chalet Cookery School course you will be eased, step by step, through the varied routines of ski chalet life and its many activities. This will ensure you will be well prepared and organised to adapt to the role and become a confident chalet host.

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The intensive week-long course takes place at the beautiful Chalet Nichoir in Plagne 1800, La Plagne surrounded by the magnificent scenery and clean air of the high French Alps.

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Prices, Availability and Booking

Our courses run from the beginning of July to the end of September, from only £599 per person. What better way than to spend a week in summer, than learning how to cook in the tranquillity of the French Alps?

How does it work?

Now already in its ninth-year, our carefully structured course syllabus revolves around a genuine chalet routine and provides more cooking time than comparable Alpine culinary courses. Although there is plenty of time for leisure, you can expect to cook every day under the supervision of our expert tutors. You’ll also be able to learn other valuable aspects of chalet management and, if required, will be offered assistance in finding employment.

Whether you are simply looking to move your existing culinary skills to the next level … or wish to prepare for employment as a chalet host, the Skibug course will show you how.

As food safety and hygiene are fundamental, upon completion of the course you will be awarded a Food and Hygiene LEVEL 2 Certificate

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Finding that industry job

After you have completed your Chalet Cookery School course you will be much closer to securing a coveted job during the winter ski season.

We’ll teach you how to create an appropriate CV and menu, amongst other skills needed to get you that winter season job.

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Travel to the Alps

We offer shared transfers from Geneva Airport to Chalet Nichoir and back as part of the course.

When flying from the United Kingdom to the Chalet Cookery School your best option is to use Geneva airport.