FRANCE CHAMONIX

"The next day in Chamonix I woke up feeling slightly incredulous at the thought of pretending to be a professional chef. Oh well, it was worth giving it a shot; if it didn’t work out I would just become a ski bum"  - Chef for Sail

Last run before cooking

Last run before cooking

Freshie's

Freshie's

View from my room all season

View from my room all season

Chamonix, on the top of Europe

Chamonix, on the top of Europe

Aiguille du midi nearly 4,000 meters

Aiguille du midi nearly 4,000 meters

Shit, enough baguettes?

Shit, enough baguettes?

About to ski The Vallee Blanche

About to ski The Vallee Blanche

Picking our Vallée Blanche route

Picking our Vallée Blanche route

The stunning Chamonix valley

The stunning Chamonix valley

Patrick letting it rip

Patrick letting it rip

The Aiguille du midi

The Aiguille du midi

About to ski 16km

About to ski 16km

A tactical steep walk with crampons before a glorious ski

A tactical steep walk with crampons before a glorious ski

First steps to The Vallée Blanche

First steps to The Vallée Blanche

Heaven

Heaven

The beginning of the  Vallée Blanche

The beginning of the Vallée Blanche

A quick break skiing the famous Vallée Blanche

A quick break skiing the famous Vallée Blanche

Local Chamonix train line

Local Chamonix train line

Beautiful but deadly if you ski over them

Beautiful but deadly if you ski over them

Much ice has melted

Much ice has melted

The Chamonix Train

The Chamonix Train

Beer never tasted so good

Beer never tasted so good

White out

White out

Argentière mountaineering village

Argentière mountaineering village

One meter visability

One meter visability

Incredible engineering

Incredible engineering

Sue and I, the last day of the season

Sue and I, the last day of the season

Climbing Mont Blanc

Climbing Mont Blanc

A ton of fresh snow

A ton of fresh snow

Contemplating first tracks

Contemplating first tracks

Apres ski

Apres ski

Les Houches

Les Houches

Where eagles dar,  Mont Blanc

Where eagles dar, Mont Blanc

Start gate for Kandahar World-Cup Downhill

Start gate for Kandahar World-Cup Downhill

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

Chamonix down town

Chamonix down town

Mountain train

Mountain train

Aiguille du midi after a snow fall

Aiguille du midi after a snow fall

Aiguille du midi

Aiguille du midi

Steep

Steep

View from the my kitchen today

View from the my kitchen today

Regular dinner at the Gite

Regular dinner at the Gite

Cooking at The Belverdere Gite, where I lived in for most of the season

Cooking at The Belverdere Gite, where I lived in for most of the season

Patrick and I enjoying Apres

Patrick and I enjoying Apres

Kiki, friend and Gite manager

Kiki, friend and Gite manager

Most Chalet's have a Jacuzzi

Most Chalet's have a Jacuzzi

Luxury Chalet I cooked at

Luxury Chalet I cooked at

This luxury chalet made with antique wood from old mountain hut's

This luxury chalet made with antique wood from old mountain hut's

Dinner Service

Dinner Service

Chamonix at Christmas

Chamonix at Christmas

Delicious mountain cheese

Delicious mountain cheese

Weekly Saturday market

Weekly Saturday market

Honey, Jam and Preserves

Honey, Jam and Preserves

Tartiflette

Tartiflette

Slow cooked peppered beef

Slow cooked peppered beef

Lobster bisque

Lobster bisque

Raclette

Raclette

Dinner while it snows

Dinner while it snows

I love reading blackboard menu's

I love reading blackboard menu's

Hitch hiking to Nice to start new job

Hitch hiking to Nice to start new job

Coq au vin

Coq au vin

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

 

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