Meet the team

Our diverse team of passionate individuals

We wouldn’t be Skiology without our amazing team working hard behind the scenes to make our customers’ experience something special!

The Skiology Team

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Dom

Product Sales, Marketing & Finance

Lover of Star Wars, powder runs and all foods beginning with S.

Product director : Dom tries to spend as much of his time as possible making sure that our product is delivered sustainably and consistently. For example the cleanliness of our chalets. We have cleaning checklists to provide consistency and 80% of the products that we use are environmentally friendly so that we deliver sustainably too. Dom is the person in charge of implementing systems and ideas in line with our values. If you have an idea for developing our product please do let Dom know, if you are staying for a week he will pop by during the first few nights of your stay.

Sales & Marketing and finance director : As a small business owner Dom also keeps an eye that the numbers are going in the right direction, sustainably and consistently of course!

Internally to the company Dom is also in charge of health and safety.

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Luke

Food & Beverage Director

Dom’s brother founder and in charge of the menu. Lover of gully runs, plat du jour’s and M.Cing.

Food and beverage director : In line with guest feedback Luke annually reviews our menu for the set menu chalets. Annually re-developing 30% of it so that it is the menu is always up to date , fresh and keeps you coming back for more!

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Steph

Operations Director

Dom’s wife. Lover of family meals, organising and sparkly things.

Operations director : Head of the Skiology family, Steph’s time is increasingly being spent as mother to our family as our family increases in numbers! Steph is an incredible dotter of i’s and crosser of t’s as director of operations Steph oversees a lot of the details of your holiday from airport transfers to cots being ordered.

Internally Steph is also in charge of fairness within the team.

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Sophie

Office Manager

Celiac chef of the year, master baker and the most inline person with Skiology values that you will ever meet.

Office manager (Sales, operations, food and beverage) : Sophie is most likely the first person that you will speak to at Skiology. Sophie is in charge of selling you and your group the holiday that is right for you and managing the details like organising your transfers, lift pass etc

Effectively Sophie lines up a great holiday for you, that she has co-developed with Dom and Luke. Then hands over the delivery of the holiday to the in resort team such as your resort manager and chalet host.

Sophie has been on the team in various capacities for years, I am sure you must recognise her?… She is our longest serving chalet girl from our old Chalet Du Bois to Chalet Deux Freres, in fact she has covered in most of our chalets! She was also our Les Carroz resort and logistics Manager who would have picked you up from the airport, welcomed you into the van with hot chocolate, driven you safely and kept you entertained… you know Sophie!

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Sam

Resort Manager

From Meribel to Morzine, news of Sam’s success as Chalet and Operations manager for another company last season spread resulting in an avalanche of job offers! Sam chose Skiology due to our shared values, we know when you meet him you will agree that, that Sam is Skiology to a T!

What would your Mastermind subject be?

David Attenborough documentaries.

What do you WISH your Mastermind subject to be?

Constellations/Astronomy.

What is your party trick?

Shooting Merlin (his dog) and him doing a Hollywood style death for the cheering crowds.

Top cooking tip?

Never under-describe your food.

Top snow sport holiday tip?

Take a guide and give touring a go. There are always new places to discover!

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Debbie & Steve

Chalet Manager & Chef. 2nd season with Skiology, 1st to run our new chalet Ibex.

Our first ever couple with more experience that company owners Steph and Dom. Steve and Debbie are so inline with Skiology values that it was like looking in the mirror. No wonder that they have successfully completed so many seasons for so many great companies in the Alps already.

Debbie:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Lord of the Rings.

What do you WISH your Mastermind subject to be?

Technology.

What is your party trick?

Making coins disappear.

Top cooking tip?

Use Stilton cheese rather than cheddar when cooking cheesy beans on toast.

Top snow sport holiday tip?

Always carry a board/ski lock when at restaurants/bars.

Steve:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Sports Sub-Aqua diving.

What do you WISH your Mastermind subject to be?

Wines of the world.

What is your party trick?

Chicken towel trick.

Top cooking tip?

Get all your prep done well in advance of service. DO NOT add vinegar to hot water when poaching eggs.

Top snow sport holiday tip?

Always ski/board to your own ability, never be peer pressured.

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Pete & Karolina

Chalet Manager & Chef : Season 2 at Chalet Deux Freres!

Back for their THIRD season with Skiology, Pete and Karolina are returning to their stomping ground in Les Carroz. After taking a year out working in the Scottish highlands, their return to Skiology is not just exciting for us but also their previous guests who sang their praises so highly.

Karolina:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Costa Coffee brand standards – after 6 years of making coffees to get me through university I can make an ultimate flat white in my sleep while describing step by step what I’m doing.

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

Molecular gastronomy – I am not going to hide I am a science geek and since I begun my adventure with cooking I am fascinated with why things are happening the way they do.

What is your party trick?

I can turn a kitchen towel into a swan! Or elephant, sometimes with a bit of luck even a monkey 🙂

What is your top cooking tip?

When making pancake mix, add melted butter to it (I add 125g butter per 500ml of milk) – to me this is what makes a difference between a good old pancake and a irresistible, mouthwatering one that leaves you asking for more.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Always allocate time and budget for a Chartreuse Hot Chocolate on the top of the mountain :))

Pete:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Brighton & Hove breakfast eateries – with so many independent places to eat out, we made our mission to sample them all during the two years we lived there. Our Sunday breakfast became so regular, we even started a blog about it 🙂

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

The Mountains – I wish I had the ability and knowledge to look at a single snowflake coming down from the sky and knowing what weather conditions are up the top!

What is your party trick?

Get me on a dance floor and you’ll see 😀

What is your top cooking tip?

Always have a sharp knife… life is a lot easier with one. Oh and always ask Karolina first before doing anything in the kitchen 😉

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Keep your lift pass in the left hand pocket of your salopettes – it’s the best place for the card reader and also you’re less likely to leave them behind after àpres ski!

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Alyssa & Dan

Chalet Manager/Chef. La Roche &L’Isiere.

Alyssa:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Grey’s Anatomy.

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

Dog Behaviour – so I could understand Peppa better!

What is your party trick?

Chalkboard calligraphy or napkin origami.

What is your top cooking tip?

Add lemon juice and salt to raw onions if you’re putting them in a salad – it makes them milder.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Don’t tuck your thermals into your ski boots and wear the right ski socks!

Dan:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

I’m a jack of all trades and a master of none!

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

All things skiing related.

What is your party trick?

Putting my little finger through the spacer in my ear…

What is your top cooking tip?

Always taste your food and season it correctly.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Lean forward in your ski boots, it’s amazing how much it really helps!

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Kerry & Stef

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Kerry:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

70’s cults.

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

I want to know everything about dinosaurs. Including the answer to the theory that the T-Rex could have been covered in feathers.

What is your party trick?

Indoor skydiving.

What is your top cooking tip?

Don’t always trust YouTube and clean as you go!

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Wear a helmet, pay attention to avalanche warnings and seenndd it!

Stef:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Volkswagens.

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

Cheeses of the world.

What is your party trick?

The worm!

What is your top cooking tip?

Pre soak the rice!

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Any progression is still progression, bones mend, press send.

Francesca & Gavin

Chalet Manager & Chef

Francesca:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – have watched it consistently since the age of 7 and know most of the trivia and random facts about the show.

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

US States – I can name all States in just under 3 minutes and locate them all on a map but I’m trying to learn capital cities and history of them all.

What is your party trick?

Guitar.

What is your top cooking tip?

Presentation is equally important as the dish itself.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Buy a decent pair of goggles.

Gavin:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Runescape (a childhood online game).

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

Mountain bikes.

What is your party trick?

Diabolo.

What is your top cooking tip?

If in doubt don’t send it out, if you have to stall a course to make sure everything is cooked properly, don’t spoil a good dish with cold veg because you were trying to rush it out.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Get first lifts!

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Shannon & George

Chalet Manager & Chef

Shannon:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

US Office.

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

US and UK Office.

What is your party trick?

Origami.

What is your top cooking tip?

Use a spoon to peel ginger.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Bring a hot drink with you to stay warm!!

George:

What would your Mastermind subject be?

Liverpool FC (2005 – present).

What do you wish your Mastermind subject could be?

Time machine building?

What is your party trick?

I can break an apple in half with my bare hands.

What is your top cooking tip?

Make big old batches so you cook less during the week.

What is your best bit of ski holiday advice?

Snow is (mostly) soft so don’t worry about falling over.

Behind the scenes

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Dom and Luke’s Mum

Skiology mother Prue (inspiration, teacher and chief sales agent)

Inspiration – Mum is the inspiration behind Skiology’s passion for food and always makes sure we go back to the Alps with a doggy bag and handful of recipies to try.

Teacher – if it was not for Mum, Dom might still think that you can cook a burger in a toaster.

Chief sale agent – As years have gone by the contents of Mum’s handbag have gone from wetwipes and sweeties to Skiology flyers and business cards. Mum is hugely supportive of Skiology and lets face facts, if Mum was not proud of what we do then we would probably do something else !

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Dom and Luke’s Dad

Inspirational Leader

For too long Dad has been AWOL from this page. It is safe to type, no Dad = no Skiology and not just biologically since he is our father! Having two creative sons can be likened to having a food processor without a lid on. As chief Skiology accountant Dad keeps the lid on it all and as an entrepreneur himself he both guides and teaches us. Dad falls nothing short of being our inspirational leader.

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Dom’s Parents in law

Steph’s parents

Raymond, a very successful G.M of 5 star hotels is always on hand for advice whether it be management, setting standards, translating, maintenance, the list is endless! Sue has a bottomless knowledge of how to keep the chalets looking tip top. If you see both Steph and Dom one evening then you know where Chloe will be, with Grandma and Grandpa. Thank you both for all your support.

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Steve the maintenance

Someone has to keep the chalets looking tip top and that someone in Morzine is Steve. Steve has the patience and tenacity of a saint. There is nothing so far that he has not been able to fix. Steve tends to come round while guests are skiing so not disturb them so chances are you may miss him. You will see signs of his handy work throughout the chalets though and if you are lucky enough to meet him he has some great tales.

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Charlotte & Tait, Host & Chalet Manager

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James, Driver

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Hannah & Pete, Host & Chef

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Sarah & Scott, Host & Chef.

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Kemille & James, Chef/Host

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Johnny, Chef

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Allie, Chef/Host

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Louise, Chalet Manager

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Alex & Jade, Cook & Host

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Pete & Karolina, Cook & Host

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Claudia. Resort Manager

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Oscar, Chef & Host

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Piers, Chalet Manager

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Tom & Anita, Chef & Host

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Bridget & Alex, Chef & Host

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Evie, Chef & Host

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Jack, Chef & Host

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Emma & Nick, Chef & Host

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Rupert & Jo, Chef & Host

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Seb, Resort Manager

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Sam, Resort Manager

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Llewellyn, Chef

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Liv, Host

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Amy, Chef

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Gideon, Manager’s Assistant

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Maddie & Dave, Hosts

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Kate, Chef & Host

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Chris, Chef

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Ashley, Chef & Host

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Sandy, Chef & Host

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Grace, Manager’s Assistant

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Jamie, Chef & Host

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Rose, Chef & Host

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Heather, Chef & Host

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Mitch, Chef & Host

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Kelly, Chef & Host

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Clodagh, Resort Manager

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Louis, Manager’s Assistant