Head Chef and Hostesses/Drivers for Luxury Hotel Barge on the Canal du Midi, Southwest France

We are seeking a talented and passionate Head Chef and Hostess to join our team at a Luxury Hotel Barge on the picturesque Canal du Midi in Southwest France. This seasonal position runs from April 1st to October 30th, 2024.




  • European Passport or valid French work visa
  • Valid driving license
  • Previous culinary experience with references



  • Full-time position
  • Declared employment with full benefits in France
  • Room and board included, along with tips


Duties: As the Head Chef, you will have the sole responsibility for crafting daily lunches and dinners, consisting of 3-4 courses, for up to 10 passengers and 5 crew members. We are looking for an individual with a strong technical knowledge and a diverse repertoire in Southern French and Mediterranean cuisine. Excellent presentation skills and the ability to adapt menus as necessary are crucial. You will also be responsible for all aspects of shopping and sourcing high-quality ingredients, as well as maintaining kitchen and food hygiene standards.

To Apply: Please email your CV and a photo via the Apply Now button. Additionally, submit three lunch menus and three dinner menus that showcase your creativity and culinary expertise.

If selected for an interview, applicants will be required to travel to France (Carcassonne) for a trial and meeting.

We encourage all interested candidates to explore our company website at www.athosdumidi.com for a deeper understanding of our ethos and offerings. Please note that only successful applicants will receive a response.




Qualifications Needed:

  • EU passport or valid French work visa
  • Valid driving license
  • Fluent in English


Duties: As a crucial part of our onboard team, responsibilities include providing friendly and dynamic interaction with guests, maintaining a high standard of housekeeping, delivering excellent passenger meal service, and driving passengers in company minibuses. Additional duties involve organizing weekly housekeeping shopping lists and stock, as well as managing the treatment and inventory of onboard laundry and linens.



  • Room and board, along with tips
  • Full-time French contract with comprehensive benefits


To Apply: Interested candidates are invited to email their CV via the Apply Now button. Applicants may be requested to participate in a video interview. Please note that a lack of response indicates that the application was unsuccessful. We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals to join our team and contribute to the exceptional experience we offer on the Canal du Midi.

Athos du Midi

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