Our Catered Chalet Service

Our Catered Chalet Service

Since Host Savoie was born in 2005 we have operated catered chalets. They are still the mainstay of our business, our bread and butter you could say (although we do serve more than bread and butter at meal times!) and we'd love for you to see why so many of our visitors have become regulars and friends over the years. In this section you'll find plenty of info about the service we provide but if something isn't obvious just get in touch at any time!


Our Food The Personal Touch The Chalet Transport

Our Catered Chalet Service | Our Food

Food is a pretty significant part of a catered chalet holiday and so it has to be right! In striving to hit the spot with our menus we have always rejected overly fancy cuisine, seeking instead to provide ample portions of high quality honest food that has been cooked from scratch with enthusiasm and skill.

Local

Local produce is important for two reasons; firstly there seems no point in clocking up food miles when most people enjoy sampling local produce on holiday, and secondly, it tastes better! This part of France is blessed with some of the most delicious products and to serve British cheddar or Argentinian wine would be nonsensical!

Classic Meets Street Food

How is our menu decided? It is primarily a collaborative effort between Sylvie and our Consultant Chef Danny. Between them they always manage to create a menu that will excite the tastebuds and refuel your limbs after a day on the slopes. Cooking has been in Sylvie's blood since an early age and she is influenced by both her native Belgian cuisine and traditional British fayre. She loves to cook from family recipes and that passion is evident in her classic hearty menus which are perfectly complimented by Danny's trendy street food inspired dishes. A winner at the British Street Food Awards in 2020 & 2021, Danny is the owner of 'Pellizco' which is now open 7 days a week at the Cutlery Works Food Hall in Sheffield as well as operating a mobile unit for events and pop ups.

We cook from scratched with passion and care We cook delicious food from scratched with passion and care

Dietary

We are confident that you will love our food but if you have any dietary needs or simply dislike anything just let us know and we will adapt the menus. It is never a problem for our experienced crew so please don't worry. After all, its your holiday not ours!

Check out the other sections for a more detailed description of the various mealtimes in the chalet day.

Breakfast

Our wide-ranging continental buffet breakfast forms the backbone of our morning offerings with cheeses, hams and jams to top the delicious fresh breads and baguettes that are delivered by our favourite local bakery. You will likely wake up to the smell of croissants as we bake those in house, but we also have all of your staples from yoghurts and cereal to fruit juice and filter coffee.

great breakfast option to start the day at Host Savoie Ltd.

On hosted days our team will gladly prepare porridge and eggs to order, cooked however you wish. Scrambled for you but your friend wants poached? Not a problem!

We also offer a daily special to mix things up a bit (including on non-hosted days) and in previous seasons these have ranged from homemade granola to bacon and cheese muffins or a breakfast frittata. We won't send you out in to the snow hungry!

Afternoon Tea

Upon your return from the slopes your hosts will have prepared a delicious homemade afternoon tea of cakes or occasionally biscuits. We don't set a menu and encourage chalet staff to be creative, much to the delight of previous guests who have been wowed by some wonderful cake creations.

Afternoon tea is left out for you to help yourself at a time to suit you and of course there are always hot and cold drinks available too. The sauna may be calling, but there's always time to put your feet up for 5 minutes with a brew and a slice of lemon drizzle!

delicious afternoon cake baked freshly

Apero!

A French tradition that we feel needs to be embraced! In the hour or so before dinner why not sit back and let us serve you with a different aperitif on every day that staff are present in the chalet. It may be a Kir Royale, an old-school Pastis, a Mojito or even a hot offering such as a classic Vin Chaud. For those who prefer to keep it simple there is always wine!

Evening Meal

Dinner is the highlight of the day and around 7.30pm we kick off a 4-course meal with a hot or cold starter. Main course and dessert follow at a nice leisurely pace whilst the bread baskets and wine carafes are replenished as often as required.

Each winter we select a red and a white house wine that we believe will accompany our menus and both are available at dinner time. Should you prefer a beer with your meal we also offer good easy-drinking French lager (normally Kronenbourg).

The final course of the evening meal is cheese and biscuits, served with a glass of Tawny Port. We will introduce you to a new cheese each day with a selection on your last night so as to revisit your favourite!

Our hosts have 2 days a week off and the evening meal is served 5 nights a week. We have one night each week for you to sample a local restaurant (of which there are many cracking options) and on the other non-hosted night we offer an optional self-service meal (see next section).

Optional Extra Meal

Five of your seven evening meals will be cooked and served by our team and it would be a shame not to try at least one local restaurant, but what about the other night? Some people like to go out twice but we also offer an additional 2 course self-service evening meal at no extra charge.

This meal varies each winter but we work in conjunction with a gourmet frozen meal company to provide a delicious dinner that simply needs reheating. Last year the lamb tagine followed by raspberry cheesecake was a huge success and we have no doubt that adults and children alike will love the dishes created by Chef Martin Clare at Bon Appetit Alpes.

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Catered Chalet Service | The Personal Touch

We have always placed great emphasis on our personal service as this sets us apart from some of the bigger companies in the market. Everyone we recruit understands the importance of going the extra-mile to ensure that you have a great time and that starts long before your holiday, in fact from the day you first get in touch.

There is a lot to think about for a winter sports holiday, but our aim is to remove hassle and stress whilst maximising relaxation and enjoyment. This ethos continues seamlessly when you arrive in resort to be greeted by a helpful crew and a welcome glass of bubbly!

At every stage of your catered chalet holiday with us you will have access to experienced staff in resort and at the end of the phone, and we are on standby to help with any requests no matter how big or small.

Our friendly members of the staff will look after you

Catered Chalet Service | The Chalet

Our relaxed and practical approach to the daily running of the chalet ensures that you can enjoy your temporary base at any time of the day. We have tried to think of all the little things that can make a difference to your holiday, including the simple and less glamorous things such as providing free access to our laundry facilities, the installation of heated boot dryers and making the tea and coffee facilities available 24/7.

Over the years we have never strayed from our aim of getting the basics right and then adding some extra touches, and to that end you will find comfy beds with quality linen, fluffy towels that are changed midweek, hairdryers and complimentary eco-friendly toiletries. In the communal areas of the chalet we have ensured that our wifi internet access is as good as can be, the TV and sound systems are up to date and easy to use, and with digital key codes to the main door you are never locked out from what we hope feels like a home away from home.

Our crew work in the background to ensure the smooth running of the chalet, giving you peace and privacy when you want it and help or a friendly chat as and when required!

Extra touches and basic right makes a fantastic holiday

Catered Chalet Service | Transport

We are occasionally asked about providing transport and so it is worth explaining that we haven't operated minibuses for a decade now. When it comes to your airport transfers we simply cannot offer as good a service as compared to booking you in with the professionals, and in resort we have worked hard to ensure that private transport isn't required at our catered chalets.

The resort is striving to boost its green credentials and we are doing our bit to help by not adding to the traffic queues and fumes around the bottom of the lifts. We have prioritised taking on properties with easy transport links and there is a convenient stop for the free ski bus network right next to your chalet.

From our catered chalets you can jump on a ski bus every 10 - 15 minutes and access the skiing on both sides of the valley with ease, before coming back at a time that suits you. If you do require private transport each day just let us know in advance and we can normally book it for you for payment in resort.