practical and informative

Our courses last one week and are held in a relaxed and fun environment, with a maximum group number of 10. We fill the mornings and evenings with lots of practical and informative sessions, giving you some time off in the afternoons to enjoy what Morzine has to offer. This is designed to replicate the style of working pattern you can expect to work as a chalet host.

cooking, of course!

One of the key elements of the TAG Host course is cooking. You will cover some basic cooking techniques, and kitchen skills like using a knife safely and effectively. You will learn chalet-friendly recipes that are designed with preparation time in mind, to help maximise your time on the mountain, and how to cater for larger numbers than you may be used to. We use tasty and varied ingredients which will be available to you during the winter in the alps, and use methods of cooking specific to altitude. Did you know it takes longer to boil an egg at altitude, and that your standard cake recipe is likely to sink?

In addition, on the catering front, we also cover:

  • Dealing with special dietary requirements
  • Kids dinners
  • Making canapés
  • Cakes
  • Presentation skills
  • Portion control and minimising waste
  • Stock rotation
  • Working to chalet budgets and cost saving tips
  • What to do when things don’t go to plan!
  • Food shopping in the alps

You will start to learn about current food hygiene & safety regulations, which will allow you to go on and easily complete the Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate online.

The host with the most

There is more to being a successful and effective Chalet Host than cooking, so additionally we'll cover:

  • Housekeeping
  • Writing and conducting welcome speeches
  • Serving meals
  • Setting the table and creating an atmosphere
  • Managing guests and difficult situations
  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • CV writing and job applications