Learning to cook has never been so easy..

In 2013 we launched our cookery course, aimed at encouraging and training potential Chalet Staff so that they can gain the most from their season. In 2017 our courses sold out in record time so we are now taking bookings for our 2018 cookery courses, running weekly from the 4th June - 15th October 2018.

Our course offers

  • Training in kitchen management, knife skills and food awareness
  • Theory modules and guidance in catering for specialist diets
  • Timekeeping and time management skills
  • Specialist cookery tutor with extensive overseas experience
  • Practical training in food hygiene awareness
  • A good grounding for a future career in catering
  • The skills you need to cook and run your own chalet


The course is located at our Head Office in Surrey. Hotelplan Ltd, Mountain House, Station Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EX.

The Cookery Course is led by our Catering Recruitment Manager and is taught by some of our most senior catering team from overseas. They are specifically chosen for their experience working overseas in our Chalets. The workaseason catering team are here to help you to gain the knowledge and confidence you will need to have a successful course and winter season.

All those who successfully undertake the course are continually assessed throughout the week for their suitability. Whilst the majority of candidates will proceed to Chalet Host roles, the tutor will only offer positions at a level which they feel the candidate can comfortably complete the role.

Below are details of some local B&Bs, Guest Houses & Hotels which are either walking or driving distance to the office which you may find useful.



Veronica Jefferies, Hurst Oaks, Hambledon Road, Godalming GU7 1PJ: 07818 414967 (£45 pppn bed & continental breakfast or £55 for a shared room based on a 2 person occupancy) with a 10% discount for stays longer than 3 nights.

Steve & Julia McNally 84-86 Busbridge Lane, Godalming GU7 1QH T: 01483 421883 (bookings must be done online)

24 Croft Road, Godalming GU7 1BY (doubles can be sold as singles) T: 01483 429982 



The Kings Arms & Royal Hotel, 22 High Street, Godalming GU7 1DZ T: 01483 421545 (approx. 5 mins walk)

The Inn on the Lake (Innkeeper’s Lodge), Ockford Road, Godalming GU7 1RH T: 01483 419997 (approx. 15 mins walk)

The Godalming Hotel, 65 Meadrow, Godalming GU7 3HS T: 01483 421800 (approx. 20 mins walk)

The Stag, Lower Eashing Lane, Eashing, Surrey T:01483 421568 GU7 2QG (approx. 10 min drive, please be advised there is no parking on site at the office)

The Squirrel, Hurtmore Rd, Godalming, GU7 2RN T: 01483 860223 (approx. 10 min drive, please be advised there is no parking on site at the office)


Premier Inn, Guildford Road, Godalming GU7 3BX (approx. 30 mins walk)


Alternatively, Guildford is less than 10 minutes away by train, and has a wider selection of accommodation including a Travelodge, Premier Inn, Holiday Inn & Radisson Blu.


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