Head Chef Luxury Chalet

SWITZERLAND / Hidden Dragon Holistic Alpine Lodge and Spa

Hidden Dragon is a holistic alpine lodge and spa set in the dynamic Les 4 Vallées region in Valais, Switzerland.

We are a luxury mountain retreat dedicated to providing guests with the most luxurious and indulgent of healthy wellness holidays. Voted Best Luxe Hideaway by Harper’s Bazaar.

We are recruiting for a highly experienced and talented Head Chef to join our dedicated team for our inaugural Summertime Samadhi Festival (Buddhist concept of Bliss) celebrating holistic health, happiness, healing and human transformation. (June-September with possibility of winter season)

This is a very demanding but extremely rewarding and creative role with full responsibility for the catering service of the lodge, preparing daily meals for clients (usually 12) and staff (6). Daily and weekly menus must be tailored to the needs of each group of guests within a set budget.

You must be passionate about gastronomy with a flair for creativity and presentation. You will have a vast range of culinary techniques and have experience with a variety of international cuisines in order to create inventive and inspiring menus which change with the seasons and guests.

Whether a simple family supper, buffet, picnic, canapés party, themed event or formal gastronomic tasting experience the meals produced must be of the very highest international gourmet standard in content and presentation.

You will have a passion for the outdoors, the Alps, healthy living and respect a holistic, conscious way of life – in keeping with Hidden Dragon’s brand values. The job is suited to someone who is passionate about wellness and nutrition and providing guests with healthy, nutritious and delicious food to enhance their wellbeing, health and happiness.

Working closely with our Spa Therapists and Naturopaths, your menus may be designed to resolve specific health concerns of our guests. Experience with allergies and food intolerances would be useful. An interest in raw, vegan, dairy/gluten/sugar free cooking, Ayurveda, superfoods, juicing, detox would be a plus.

Role is mixed and fun where every day can be different and will include: Meal and Drink Service (silver service), F&B Budgeting and Shopping, Health and Hygiene Maintenance, Hosting and Entertainment, Event Planning (eg weddings, birthday parties), Housekeeping, Child Care (cooking and playing with kids and hosting special activities – treasure hunts, baking cookies etc).

The dedication of our special team at Hidden Dragon ensures a memorable and unique experience for our guests who often return year after year.

Requirements
You will have previous chef experience at 2AA+ Rosette or Michelin establishments (and in luxury hotels, private estates or yachts) and be proficient with front of house and customer service skills.

You have a strong work ethic, are optimistic at all times, and have a can-do team attitude.

Neither our location nor brand philosophy is suited for those looking for a party season. Our feng shui lodge will offer you a transformative personal experience immersed in Nature. We are recruiting hospitality professionals committed to client service and satisfaction.

High energy, good stamina, excellent team spirit, a calm demeanor and a sunny disposition are all crucial. You will be a happy, positive, friendly, energetic, professional team player needed to join a dynamic team who work to support each other to ensure ultimate guest satisfaction.

Applicants must be EU nationals or in possession of a valid Swiss Work Permit. Driving license would be ideal

Languages: English and preferably one other (French is spoken in Valais).

Website: www.hidden-dragon.com
Send CV and cover letter to: ashlee@hidden-dragon.com

Competitive salary, end of season bonus, shared accommodation and food provided, travel allowance, plus client tips.

Nationalities Accepted: EU only

Expires: Aug 31, 2017

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