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ABOUT THE COURSE

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ABOUT THE RESIDENTIAL COURSE
 

Our DofE Gold residential cookery course is suitable for young people aged 16 to 19 years old. Choose either our French venue, Chalet Pomet just one hour from Geneva or our UK based coastal venue in Charmouth, Dorset. 
 
French based courses -
We will collect you from our nearest airport which is Geneva, just an hour from the chalet. We also ensure you have some downtime to enjoy the mountains and all the activities on offer in our cute and authentically French village. 
 
UK based courses -
We collect you from Axminster train station that has a direct line from London and many connections to many other train links around the UK. Our coastal Cottage is just 30 minutes from the station. Charmouth is an unspoilt bustling village on the Jurassic Coast in between Bridport and Lyme Regis, you'll have time to enjoy the beach as well fun activities as a group.
 
The Course
This course is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some time with brilliant chefs and chalet hosts learning how to cook delicious dishes. We cover the role of chalet hosting, giving you a true insight with our years of experience should you wish to work a ski season.  We follow a chalet menu plan where you'll learn techniques and skills that will be sure to impress your family on your return! We guarantee that you will enjoy all the delicious dishes you create, and possibly find new foods and flavours that will add to your experience.  This course is ideal if you are preparing yourself for uni life, considering working a ski season, or applying for part time hospitality work. The new cookery and life skills you will learn will take you through university and beyond!
Our course ethos is one of team work and empathy, and whether you choose to come by yourself or with a friend the whole group bonds very quickly as we all become a team and have a fun time together. 
Sally and Oli have been the course tutors since 2014 and bring years of experience, enthusiasm and positivity to the Season It Cookery experience. 
When they aren't teaching they manage and run the Ski Chalet and are truly loved by all our guests.  

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

The price includes

  • 5 days of cookery tuition using a tried and tested weekly menu plan

  • A Season It chalet guide to take home, guiding you through the hosting and cooking experience.

  • Information on local produce and bugeting.

  • All your food and drink -Daily breakfast, lunch and a delicious three course evening meal

 

We can also facilitate an Optional Level 2 NVQ in Food and Safety in catering during your stay for a small fee.

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DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME

  • DofE Approved Activity Provider - with a course approach to covering DofE  assessment criteria.

  • Our course ethos is team work, facing challenges and reaching your full potential together.

  • We include an assessment and feedback session by our team to complete your assessor reports.

  • A session completed by our team to help you with recruitment and  interview, plus references for ski seasonal work.

accommodation

Included in the price..

  • 6 nights fully catered at  our beautiful Chalet Pomet in the French Alps 

  • Walking distance to beautiful  swimming lake with lots of activities to enjoy... white water rafting, tree top adventure, chair lifts, mountain biking etc

  • The chalet features a Hot tub/ table football /wii

  • Airport transfers to and from Geneva airport are included

  • Flights are NOT included, but there are low price options with EasyJet flying to Geneva airport just an hours transfer from our chalet              OR  Included in the price..UK BASED

  • 5 nights fully catered at  our beautiful Coastal Cottage in Dorset

  • Walking distance to beautiful  beach with lots of activities to enjoy... SUP, Kyaking, tree top adventure, mountain biking etc

  • Train station transfers to and from Axminster station are included

  • Travel is NOT included.

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