Job Title: 

Kitchen Porter


European Ski Resorts


Neilson Winters


December – April

Reports to:

Chalet Hotel Manager/Hotel Manager/Head Chef


Up to £800 PCM (Net) + Accom, flights, food, lift pass + great overall package. Salary varies depending on the property size & the country in which you are placed.

Job Role Summary:

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle! Spend the winter season based in one of our beautiful European ski resorts where it’s all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play!
As a Kitchen Porter, you will be an ambassador for Neilson Active Holidays and represent the face of the company in and around our Neilson Mountain collection properties.
This role is varied, and you will support the different elements that make up the Neilson experience for our guests in the resort. You will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that the catering and hospitality services in our chalets meet the expected high standards.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn about working in every area of the kitchen. You’ll provide general assistance and get involved in food washing, preparation, kitchen equipment/storage, cleaning up and putting away deliveries.
We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic and approachable individuals to join our fantastic team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.
 Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • You will be part of the overall kitchen operation and ensure high standards of food hygiene are maintained at all times
  • Take the lead on the efficient process of cleaning all cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils used within the property
  • Ensure all cutlery, crockery and kitchen utensils are cleaned to a high standard, using the correct cleaning products
  • Be prepared to assist the chefs with basic food preparation
  • To assist with deliveries – this will include unloading, stock-checking and storing all products correctly
  • In some resorts, you may be required to drive a company vehicle to assist with deliveries. When driving a company vehicle, you must adhere to the guidelines as set in the company blueprint
 Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • At least six months experience in a professional kitchen as a kitchen porter would be desirable
  • Ski or boarding experience desirable
  • Educated to at least GCSE standard
  • A full, UK driving license, aged 21 or over with experience of driving in snowy conditions (Resort specific – ONLY where driving is required)
 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work well under own initiative and follow written/verbal instructions
  • Knowledge of Food Safety & Hygiene
  • Knowledge of general health & safety procedures
 Personal Qualities:
  • Clean and tidy appearance
  • Approachable, welcoming, professional and enthusiastic
  • Highly motivated
  • Organised and punctual
  • Flexible
  • Independent

Working as a Kitchen porter is a great intro to the world of chefs.

I’ve learned so much over the winter and I’m really keen to progress!

It’s hard work, but the kitchen team are hilarious, and it’s really cool when we all hit the mountain together!