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Chalet Host Cooking Course

4.8 excellent 10 opinions
The Avenue London Cookery School
In Putney

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Important information

Typology Workshop
Location Putney
  • Workshop
  • Putney

Do you want to boost your career in the cookery world? The Chalet Host Cooking Course prepares you to work in a professional environment. The Avenue London Cookery School’s members have worked in hosting chales and know exactly what the requirements and demands are.

During this twoo-week course cooking techniques and recipes are patiently taught, as well as menu planning, chalet cleaning, budgeting and hosting. This course will step up your confidence as a chef and with the help of our members you will be able to empower your resolve.

Apart from our members, the Avenue has a close relationship with many industries and companies from this world. That’s why we help you to prepare the interview and write your CV according to their demands. The Chalet Host Cooking Course is the best way to step a foot in the cookery world!

We advise you to book well in advance because theses courses are very popular and have a limited number of participants.

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Mission Hall, Walkers Place, SW15 1PP, London, England
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Starts On request
Mission Hall, Walkers Place, SW15 1PP, London, England
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Reviews on this course

Gertie Goddard
4.5 15/02/2016
What I would highlight: The Avenue made sure I spent a far more entertaining, educational and tasty two-week course than I thought. the Horsford family were great to me and Richard, the teacher, was brilliant. He really possesses a talent for trying out crazy ideas and always successfully pulling them off. Once I finished this course, I flew to La Plagne in France and started working as chalet host for Skiworld. When I first started here, I realised how important were those skills I gained from the course, specially my cakes! Thank you very much to the whole Avenue team!
What could be improved: Nothing! It could not be better.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Hannah H.
5.0 03/02/2016
What I would highlight: I highly recommend this two week Chalet Host Course. Although my culinary skills were tested, I enjoyed it and I felt very comfortable in that environment. We were able to go over a huge number of new recipes and techniques because the day was really well organised. The demonstrations and the hands-on cooking periods were well balanced.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Ollie L.
4.5 02/02/2016
What I would highlight: I only took one week of this course. But I can definitely tell it was the best part of my summer. I made very good friends there and we still keep in touch. I really hope I can go to another course soon.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Paddy Ross
5.0 02/02/2016
What I would highlight: It was amazing how in one week I was able to learn so much and meet so many lovely people. I really liked the time I soent there and I won't easily forget it. Diana, Emma and Richard were absolutely amazing! I will definitely miss their lessons. thank you for such an amazing week.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Matthew R.
4.5 02/02/2016
What I would highlight: I highly recommend this course. During that week I spent a lot of time cooking in a wonderful environment and I got to meet some lovely people, who I still keep in touch with.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Chalet Host Cooking
Chalet Cooking
Cooking Techniques
Chalet Cleaning
Stock Rotation
Menu planning
CV Preparation
CV Writing
Christmas Cooking
Ski Company Introductions
Interview Techniques
Kitchen hygiene
Knife Skills
Food Presentation
Fridge Management
Time Planning
Professional Cooking
Food Shopping
Ski Chalet Cooking

Teachers and trainers (1)

Diana Horsford
Diana Horsford
Owner & Teacher

Diana is a dynamic and innovative teacher who brings an imaginative spark to the art of cookery. Starting off as a chalet chef, Diana climbed the rungs to founding her own specialist food ventures. She infamously taught at The Grange Cookery School for seven years before The Avenue. As the absolute driving force of the kitchen, this Mother Duck engages and educates her students with undying character and warmth. With a knack for trailblazing twists on classical dishes, Diana simply loves food and is identified for her delectable culinary creations that will amuse and delight your palette

Course programme

Product Description

During this course cooking techniques and recipes are patiently and thoroughly taught. Once your kitchen skills are established, the course covers all aspects of hosting, budgeting and shopping as well as menu planning and chalet cleaning. Provided a candidate has reached the required Avenue standard, ‘The Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course Certificate’ is awarded.

Excellent links to companies within the industry in Europe are maintained by the school, with particular attention given to the ever changing requirements that many of the companies look for in their employees. Helpful tips on CV preparation, approaching an interview as well as carefully prepared menu plans that will play an important role in guiding the student along the way to achieving their ambitions.

This two-week Chalet Host Cooking Course will prepare you in the most professional, effective and rounded way, helping you to build your confidence and strengthening your resolve to achieve your goals. The best route to a ski season in the mountains, is to achieve an Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course Certificate.

Most members of The Avenue team have hosted chalets and are very familiar with the demands of the job as well as the fabulous opportunities to be gained.

Should you be in a hurry you can join either our Really Useful and Chalet Course or our Advanced and Chalet Course to just spruce up your already obtained skills. Book well in advance as these courses are very popular!

What We Offer

  • Efficient training and communication
  • Professional knowledge and experience
  • Hands-on cooking
  • Tips for hosting, cooking and skiing
  • The Avenue Chalet Host Cooking Course Certificate
  • Ski company introductions
  • CV preparation
  • Interview technique
  • Avenue Cookbook
  • Avenue apron
  • Those joining our October 31st course will get to join our amazing Easy Christmas Class during the 2nd week of the course

Skills Acquired

  • Knife skills
  • Presentation
  • Stock rotation
  • Fridge management
  • Kitchen hygiene
  • Menu planning
  • Time planning
  • Budgeting
  • First Aid
  • *Christmas cooking with ease
  • Anything extra that anyone wants to know, the list grows!

Sample Menu
Pesto Focaccia
Quiche Lorraine
Spiced Duck Breast with a Bok Choy and Shiitake Stir Fry
Hazelnut Stacks with Raspberry’s and Chantilly Cream
Homemade Lemonade

Additional information

If by any reason you need accommodation while doing the course, this is supplied by the Avenue.

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