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!

"The Hive definitely prepared me well for my season. Their tips and advice helped me to save time in my chalet and their recipe book was really helpful when I had to make alternative dishes for guests with dietary requirements.  My season wouldn't have been the same if I hadn't been on their course!"  Claire, September 2014 Graduate

"I had such an AMAZING time and have learnt SO much!!  The facilities, teaching and location were 10/10.  Lottie & Zohi were so easy to relate to and helpful with finding out everything about your season!!  Chris was very professional but also so fun!  Hope to see you all again soon!"  Ali, July 2015 Student

"We would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in chalet jobs.  We felt we had been on a working holiday - great group, great tuition and new friends."  Paul & Lesley, July 2015 Students