So, who will be running Fresh Tracks in 2018?
We are joined this year by Ben and Anna, a couple who we have worked several seasons with, and who have a huge amount of seasonal experience between them, hosting chalets.
The four of us are all long-term chalet hosts, and we really enjoy having the opportunity to bring all our experience, knowledge and skills together, to help others to get involved in the lifestyle that we love! Between the four of us, we have worked as chalet host couples, chalet hosted with flexi hosts, flexi-hosted, single chalet hosted, and all been guests in chalets! There's no-one better placed to be course tutors, here at Fresh Tracks.
Steve & Becky
Having been together for over 20 years, we feel really privileged to have discovered the seasonal lifestyle and are lucky enough to have made it our career. Last year felt like the right time to bring all our experiences, knowledge and skills together to help others to excel at chalet hosting, and we started Fresh Tracks.
Ever since our first working season in 2009, we fell in love with chalet hosting and we decided to make it our full-time career. Over the years, we've had a range of experience from working in commercial kitchens to smaller homely chalets, from catering in luxury villas to private parties in customers’ own homes, as well as supporting companies with staff recruitment and retention.
Prior to Fresh Tracks, we took the first steps to becoming self-employed, and launched our own mobile wood-fired pizza business in 2015. Based in Cornwall for the summers, we established a daily rotation at campsites and local villages, cooking up to 150 pizzas a night.
We relish the unique challenges of seasonal work appreciate the opportunity to meet many different people. Our passion for producing great meals, and satisfaction from hosting our guests with a quiet professionalism, continues with Fresh Tracks.
Ben & Anna
Ben and Anna met on a winter season in Val d'Isere in 2015, and have found that hosting ski chalets has been the ideal means to combine their two great passions: skiing and cooking. Between them they have worked 11 seasons across Switzerland, France and Italy, in numerous roles.
For those of you looking to apply to work as single chalet hosts, or as a couple, Ben and Anna have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, having both run chalets independently and, in Anna's case, as a Resort Chalet Host.
Want to see some more photos?
If you want to see photos from the course last autumn, then head over to our gallery. It's a great way to get a good feel for exactly what a week away at Fresh Tracks is like.