Viamonde is an established Swiss company and since 2002 has been the trusted partner of international schools throughout the world, who bring their students to our centers in the Valais region.
IMPORTANT: Due to strict work permit rules, applicants must have a nationality of one of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
We welcome groups of up to 100 students and teachers throughout the year and although our menus are simple and developed to appeal to young people, we pride ourselves on offering tasty and nutritious meals using quality fresh ingredients. The international schools we work with demand high standards of food for their students, with particular attention to special diets for cultural and medical reasons (Muslim, vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc.).
Our staff comes from all over the world, too, and English is the official language at our centers.
Employment periods available
- From 1 September to 15 October 2022
- From 15 December 2022 to 15 April 2023
- Running the kitchen
- Lead the kitchen and service team
- Responsible for food ordering
- Responsible for food safety & hygiene of the kitchen and dining rooms
Skills and experience required
We consider candidates without professional chef qualifications if they have good cooking skills and experience in cooking for groups.
All our staff must be role models to the children who are our guests, act responsibly and in a caring manner at all times and show understanding of and appreciation for diverse cultural backgrounds.
Applicants should have experience in a catering environment and must be organised, adaptable, trustworthy, patient and presentable.
Nationality and age requirements
Applicants should ideally be at least 23 years of age, but applicants at least 21 years of age will be considered.
Fluent English is not a requirement, but applicants must be able to communicate in English. German or French is an advantage.
Applicants with other nationalities cannot be considered and residency of an EU country does not permit other nationalities to work in Switzerland.
As well as an excellent salary package, you will be provided with your own bedroom (it is possible that you will share a bathroom).
Employment with Viamonde gives the opportunity to meet similarly minded young people and establish lasting friendships while spending time in the beautiful Swiss Alps.
In your time off, you will be in a paradise for outdoor activities, including skiing (from mid-July to the end of April) and be ideally located to explore Switzerland and nearby Italy and France.
Are you the Chef/Cook we are looking for? Apply now!