Chalet Host Cookery Course

    This two-week Chalet Host cooking course covers all you need to know to work in the mountains, including cooking techniques and tip top chalet hosting skills.

    Cooking class hosted by The Avenue Cookery School

    Beginners welcome

    Twelve session course

    The Avenue Cookery School, SW18

    What you'll learn

    This fun two-week Chalet Host cooking course covers everything you need to know to work in the mountains, specialising on cooking techniques and tip top chalet hosting skills. This class is for anyone that wants to work in the mountains or even further afield. It is perfect for learning to host at any home and is perfect for gap students, university students and even those people taking some time off a little later in life. No previous cooking skills are needed.but you take them all away when you leave.

    In this class

    Although there is plenty of fun and games, this course will prepare you in the most professional, effective and rounded way. Confidence will be built, goals smashed through and you will leave with a clear route to the best chalet hosting season you could imagine.

    Week one covers the basics, week two turns you into a pro - over the whole time, you will learn:

    • knife skills
    • cooking and recipe building skills
    • presentation skills
    • stock rotation
    • fridge management
    • kitchen hygiene
    • menu planning
    • time planning
    • budgeting
    • first Aid
    • christmas cooking with ease

    You don't just get the skills to host chalets but you also get the links to get the job too! The Avenue has excellent links to companies within the industry in Europe. Week 2 will also include helpful tips on CV preparation, interview preparation as well as carefully prepared menu plans to use during your time out in the mountains.

    By the way:

    • Are you a vegetarian? If so, no problem - just let us know beforehand
    • Accommodation can be arranged for those who need it
    • This course is Duke of Edinburgh Gold eligble
    • You will also get your own copy of The Avenue's cookbook, and an apron to take home with you

    Now you can

    • get that job you've always wanted at that ski resort
    • impress your mum with Spiced Duck Breast with a Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry
    • relive your childhood making homemade lemonade


    As well as bagging some kick ass kitchen skills, this course is Duke of Edinburgh Gold eligble. You will also get your own copy of The Avenue's cookbook, and an apron to take home with you.

    Did you know?

    If you are aiming for a classic chalet host job you need to know what fondue is all about. Switzerland first came up with the idea to use up hardened cheese ad left over bread. Named as such from the French verb fondre, meaning "to melt," and has been around since the 19th century.

    Class location

    The Avenue Cookery School, Wandsworth

    3 Enterprise Way

    SW18 1EJ


    Dates & times

    Mon 2 Oct, 9:30am - 4:00pm (all sessions)

    Tue 3 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Wed 4 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Thu 5 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Fri 6 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Sat 7 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Sun 8 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Mon 9 Oct, 9:30am - 4:00pm
    Tue 10 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Wed 11 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Thu 12 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Fri 13 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm

    Mon 16 Oct, 9:30am - 4:00pm (all sessions)

    Tue 17 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Wed 18 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Thu 19 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Fri 20 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Sat 21 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Sun 22 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Mon 23 Oct, 9:30am - 4:00pm
    Tue 24 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Wed 25 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Thu 26 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Fri 27 Oct, 9:30am - 4:30pm

    None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

    About your host, The Avenue Cookery School

    The Avenue Cookery School is a family-run leaning business based in Wandsworth in South West London. The owner and head chef Diana began her career as a chalet chef before discovering her entrepreneurial side and founding a number of specialist food ventures. Infamously, Diana taught at The Grange Cookery School in Somerset for 7 years before starting The Avenue, where she has been ever since.

    Diana is supported by her son Richard and daughter Sophie.

    The food at The Avenue can be considered classic chic but full of fun twists and turns (ranging from macaroon masterclasses to gluten free baking to simple supper classes). All the classes are taught in the school's beautiful kitchen facilities in a relaxed environment.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.