Natives Jobs Fair Preview: Abinger Cookery School

By StephEarle, 4 Sep '14 at 09:24

Fancy working as a Chalet Cook, but don't have any experience? The signature Chalet Cooks Course at the Abinger Cookery School in Surrey can give you all the skills employers are looking for.

The Abinger Cookery School offer a 5-day course that's perfect for school leavers, whether you're hoping to work a ski or summer season, or if you're heading to uni and want to impress your new friends with your cooking skills! There is also the option of a more advanced 10-day course - this will develop your kitchen skills much further, and open up more opportunities when you're applying for jobs in the Alps.

The course is run by gourmet ski company Fish & Pips, with all students being taught by former Times Chalet Chef of the Year - Vincent Clist. It's an intensive course designed to give you a thorough overview of working and cooking in a chalet. The syllabus includes:
  • general cookery training
  • knife skills
  • menu planning
  • sourcing ingredients
  • budgeting
  • time management
  • service
  • cleaning

  • The courses are hands-on and practical, and help you to host as well as cook, making you the perfect candidate for seasonal chalet work. But above all the, the courses are fun!

    You'll come away armed with all the skills of a great Chalet Cook, a book full of recipes, the Fish & Pips Cookbook and the Fish & Pips Chalet Bible. On top of all that, the Abinger Cookery School has plenty of links with seasonal employers, to help point you in the direction of a great winter job.

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