A recipe for success!

We’ve just kicked off our staff recruitment for the 2013/14 ski season!

Congratulations to Alex, Gemma and Tom who have just successfully completed the intensive 5 day Cookery Course with Workaseason.com, which is the recruiting arm of Ski Total and our sister company Esprit Ski.

We have commissioned a state-of-the-art kitchen training facility here in our Godalming office and Workaseason.com run a range of specialist training courses for overseas staff here.

The five day foundation course in Food Preparation & Service builds on the candidate’s cookery skills to teach a range of kitchen processes, starting with knife skills and vegetable preparation through to sauces, spinning caramel, time planning and space management.


Gemma, a graduate from Essex, is hoping to join Esprit Ski in Tignes where a friend of hers from university will be part of Esprit Snow Ranger team.  Gemma has skied since the age of 14 and although she has never experienced the chalet style of holiday herself she is keen to join the housekeeping team. She signed up for the cookery course as she felt that improving her kitchen skills would stand her in good stead in resort.  Her individual chicken and leek pie certainly hit the taste buds and with her newly honed catering skills she’ll be much in demand as a stand-in host.


Alex, a Kent man, is a keen snowboarder is hoping to join the Ski Total team and work a season in Val Thorens this winter. He tells us that his parents are keen for him to bring his new skills home and take on the domestic cooking! Alex said ” the course was far less formal that I expected, it was relaxed, easy going and a good experience and I would recommend it to anyone “. Judging by his test meal of onion pancakes, pork chop with sweet potato mash and fresh vegetables and caramelised apple tart his parents are in for a treat!


Tom from Teddington is excited by the prospect of a season in Austria. He’s hoping to land a job as a Ski Total Chalet Host. His homemade tortellini and pesto sauce had great Italian flair, while his traditional English crumble and custard was a sure-fire hit!  He is taking home with him fond memories of chopping vegetables in various shapes and now has the knife skills to show off to all.


Well done Alex, Gemma and Tom, you all passed with flying colours!

We look forward to welcoming our new team members to the Alps this winter, safe in the knowledge that they are ready to serve up some fantastic and creative dishes to our guests!