Based in the stunning Vanoise National Park in the French Alps, The Hive operates from June to October, training aspiring chalet hosts how to be the best in the business.  We'll teach you everything you need to know about how to run a chalet efficiently for your benefit, for the benefit of your potential employers and, most importantly, for the benefit of your future guests.

Courses are taught in a real Alpine chalet, by tutors with many years' experience of running their own successful chalets.  As a student, you'll live, learn and relax in this chalet environment and come away from your course with the skills, confidence and tricks of the trade to manage your own chalet for the winter season and beyond.

We work closely with the UK's leading ski tour operators and can start helping you to find a suitable job from the moment you sign up for a course.  About half our students join us having already secured a winter job, but many come out without having yet applied.  In both cases, we can help you along the way and offer advice on CVs, Covering Letters and Menu Plans.  Competition for jobs is fierce in this industry, but each Hive student will have a head start in the recruitment process.  All students are guaranteed an interview with at least one major UK tour operator upon successful completion of our courses.

So, what are you waiting for?  Click on the links above to find out more and secure your place at the freshest Alpine chalet cookery school, or book online here!

"Dear Chris, I just wanted to say Christian really enjoyed his two-weeks with you. He has come back really confident and was pleased he could cook well.  Thank you for all your help and encouragement, he has come back much happier with himself!"  Helen, September 2016 Mother

"A huge thank you to you, Lottie and Zohi for our week with The Hive - we learnt lots and had fun (as a teacher I really appreciated the combination).  We feel way more confident about surviving our first ski season!"  Tracy & Andy, August 2016 Students

"Dear Chris, Thank you so very much for all the help you gave me over my week at The HIve!  It's safe to say that was an amazing week!  One of the most enjoyable and memorable weeks I have had in a long time.  Thank you once again."  Jonty, July 2016 Student