New Ski And Cookery Holiday Launches in the French Alps This April – Cookies Kitchen Workshop

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Cookies Kitchen Workshop is a brand new holiday launched by R&S Chalet Collection in the French ski resort of Morzine.

With a choice of either a five or seven night stay, guests will participate in preparing and cooking a daily meal from the chalet’s gourmet menus under the watchful eye and guidance of Chef Eric Fleury, aka Cookie.

Following some morning food prep, guests can enjoy the day on the slopes of the Portes du Soleil, one of the world’s largest ski areas with Morzine at its heart. Final preparation of the evening meal recommences later in the afternoon through to dinner service in the evening.

The final day (of the seven night option) will include a true gastronomic finalé created and prepared by Cookie himself.

R&S Chalet Collection Managing Director, Jonathan Dodd, comments:

For years, our infamous French head chef ‘Cookie’ has wowed our guests with dish after dish of stunning culinary perfection. Most guests return from their holidays craving recipes and an insight in to how the spectacular meals are created. We decided to offer guests the chance to learn from the master himself whilst still allowing time to experience the magnificent skiing on offer in the area.

Spaces on Cookies Kitchen Workshop are strictly limited to a maximum of 6 participants but non-cooking partners or friends that you wish to join the group are welcome with additional spaces available in the chalet for those not partaking in the cooking.

Dates: Sunday 9th April & Sunday 16th April.

Prices: £795 per person for a five night stay and £995 per person for a seven night stay. For partners or friends not taking part in the cooking workshop the five night price would be £525 per person or £680 for the seven night stay with all prices based on a minimum of two people sharing a room.

About Chef Eric Fleury

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Born into a foodie family, Eric attended Culinary Boarding School in Granville Normandy, where he studied Classic French Cuisine for three years with one year of formal service (Gueridon/ Trolley service practiced in most 3 Star Michelin restaurants).

He then completed his obligatory twelve months of national service in the navy as a chef before moving to the French Resort company of Club Mediterranee.

Eric moved to Australia in 1986 and opened his first restaurant there in 1987 – a typical French Bistro. His second endeavour in Australia was a charcuterie and catering business which eventually led him into film Catering where he catered for up to 1,000 cast and crew of feature films and reality shows made in Australia and the South Pacific.

His time in Australia saw him move towards the ‘fusion’ of different cuisines using his traditional French training as a base and adding the flavours of many cultures to his creations.

His move back to France has seen him take up the challenge of training chefs on the Super Yachts and working as a personal chef in private Villas in the south of France throughout the summer and wowing his chalet guests in Morzine during the winter.

About R&S Chalet Collection

Luxury chalet holiday company R&S Chalet Collection was founded in 2016 and previously known as Ride & Slide (founded 2003). The company has four chalets in Morzine, one of France’s premier mountain resorts and part of the Portes du Soleil ski and snowboard area, one of the world’s largest.

There are three levels of chalet, Silver, Gold and Platinum that offer a different feel and service in each.

Chalet Madosa (silver) is a group or family orientated chalet sleeping up to 18 people and includes a large games room area complete with pool table, a sauna and a hot tub. Prices start from £520 per person for 7 nights’ half-board accommodation (one evening meal off) including breakfast, champagne reception, afternoon tea, three course evening meal with wine and transport to the slopes.

Chalet Guytaune (gold) is a modern boutique style property that offers a luxury retreat sleeping up to 16 people complete with gourmet food (professional chef), an outdoor hot tub and real fireplace. Prices start at £570 per person for 7 nights’ half-board accommodation (one evening meal off) including breakfast, four course evening meal with wine, champagne reception, afternoon tea and transport to the slopes.

La Ferme a Mamy (platinum) is a two hundred and forty year old farm house converted into a luxury chalet that offers a truly unique holiday in Morzine. The house sleeps up to 16 people with large living space, a sauna and hot tub and open fire, all within four minutes walking time from the centre of Morzine. Prices start at £625 per person for 7 nights’ half-board accommodation (one evening meal off) including breakfast, champagne reception, afternoon tea, three course evening meal with wine.

Chalet Joli (platinum) is a traditional chalet built one hundred and fifty years ago and renovated to an exceptional standard. Sleeping up to 14 people in true style, there’s a sauna and hot tub as well as spacious en-suite bedrooms. Prices start from £599 per person for 7 nights’ half-board accommodation (one evening meal off) including breakfast, champagne reception, afternoon tea, three course evening meal with wine and transport to the slopes.

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