Abinger Cookery School – always wanted to be a Chalet Cook? Our signature Ski Chalet Cooking Courses are your pathway to the winter or summer season you’ve always dreamed of. This course can take you one step closer.

This 5 day Ski Chalet Cooking Course is ideal for school-leavers wanting to do a ski or summer season, or for students heading off to University. The courses not only teach you knife skills and cooking skills but life skills too, so they are a great way of giving confidence to any young person who will be living away from home.

Students will be living in an environment where they will be trained to “host” as well as cook, making them perfect candidates for the winter and summer seasons.

Our intensive syllabus aims to give our students a thorough overview of working and cooking in a chalet, incorporating basic to intermediate cookery training, knife skills, menu planning, sourcing ingredients, budgeting, time management, meal service, time management and an overall general view of life in the Alps. Our courses are practical, hands-on and fun!

Students will come away with an armoury of skills, a folder of tried and tested recipes and a ‘Chalet Bible’.

Our ski chalet cooking courses run throughout the year. We offer bed and breakfast accommodation and all students will be provided with breakfast, lunch and supper.

Sample Chalet Menu:

    • Breakfast special: Eggs benedict
    • Afternoon tea: Chocolate brownies
    • Canapé: Pork and prawn gyozas with a soy and ginger dipping sauce
    • Starter: Ham hock terrine
    • Main course: Supreme of chicken with herb gnocci, cherry tomatoes, capers and basil


    • Bed and Breakfast available
    • Indoor dining area
    • Outside seating and dining area
    • Free wifi
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Idyllic countryside setting, easily accessible by road and public transport

We also offer a more advanced 10 day Chalet Cooks course for those who want to take their skills to an advanced level. Advanced training can significantly increase your chances of securing jobs within the industry, particularly for those with limited hospitality experience.