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Following an unfulfilling career in media sales in London, I was looking for a new challenge when I met Al and I already had one eye on the mountains. Since 2010, we have been living here in Morzine and I now have a life creating interesting menus, recruiting and managing our wonderful team looking after our 3 gorgeous children. Al and I are also on the board of trustees for local environmental charity Montagne Verte and we have co-founded a speciality coffee roastery called Cafés Vorlaz.
After an interesting but ultimately unrewarding 10 years working in banking in London and Geneva, I made the move into full time mountain life and have never looked back. When I am not looking after our 3 energetic and hilarious children, I oversee the commercial and business change side of AliKats. I also helped set up a local environmental charity called Montagne Verte, along with Kat and have recently co-founded Cafés Vorlaz, the first speciality coffee roastery in the Valley d’Aulps.
Hector is the youngest member of the AliKats team but is very keen to learn. His enthusiasm and energy are contagious and he can often be found urging the team on with encouraging barks. While Hector has never skied or snowboarded before, he is hoping to find his feet on the snow this season. He is also very much looking forward to meeting our wonderful guests.
Eyup! My name is Joe and I’m a Yorkshire man born ‘n’ bred. And, if you have ever met a Yorkshire man before, you know we love good food, good company and a warm hearth –yes, we are basically hobbits!
Having worked in Morzine some, hmmm… 30 years ago I fell in love with the area. My passion for the mountains and way of life kept drawing me back. Now, some hmmm… 30 years later, having followed my dream working / eating / drinking my way around the world, I finally ditched the corporate life and I am happily settled in the mountains with my 2 kids, cat and chickens. Every day is a pleasure to watch the sun rise and set on the hills around me. Why wouldn’t I want to help you experience this magic!
Hey, I’m Rachelle. In a nutshell, I love creating things. I love cooking, I love sewing, I love DIY-ing, I love crafting, and I love learning what other people are passionate about. You probably won’t see me much during your stay but if you can’t find me in the kitchen, I’ll probably have my head in a flower somewhere or be lost half way up a mountain.
After making the move to the Alps a few years back I can 100% confirm that the mountains are just AMAZING!!! I can’t wait for the snow and fingers crossed some bluebird powder days!
After spending several snowboarding holidays falling in love with Morzine my husband Dan and I decided this was where we wanted to be, so we made the move out here last winter . This will be my first season hosting with Alikats and I’m excited to be working with some great people in a beautiful chalet. I feel lucky to be living in such an amazing part of the world surrounded by mountains and can’t wait to share that with you.
I’m Phil, part-time teacher of Maths, full-time dreamer of being on the slopes, chomping down tartiflette and sipping on a Demi Pêche (if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re welcome) with like-minded friends. I look forward to seeing you in resort and sharing the slopes with you this season!
Being a lifetime lover of the great outdoors, driving, and especially sliding down snowy mountains on a board, it seemed like a brilliant idea to apply for a driving job in Morzine with AliKats back in 2018 and leave my office job behind, and to my amazement I got the gig! Fast forward to 2021 and I’m back for my third run. Without sounding too “fromage”, it’s been the most fulfilling role I have ever worked, made some incredible friends along the way and it has firmly reignited my passion for a life in the mountains; A truly life-altering experience
Hi, I’m Milly! I am so looking forward to taking a short break from teaching to share my love of the Alps and its enchanting slopes with guests this season. Being from Cumbria, I naturally love the fells, fresh air and good crack.
Hello! My names Rhiannon (Like the Fleetwood Mac song) and fittingly I’m a huge music enthusiast with a soft spot for jazz and dog walks. After 6 years of cooking in a seafood restaurant on the beautiful South Devon coast, I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to swap the seaside for the slopes to serve up some incredible food in Morzine & join such a wonderful team!
Hailing from the smallest county in England (when the tide is out)! I am a lover of the outdoors, great food and good company. After spending the last few years switching between university in Cardiff for the winter and surfing instructing in the summer; I have finally graduated and decided to spend winter the right way, in the mountains. Taking the fins of my surfboard, I’m looking forward to learning to snowboard and fully immerse myself in a new sport.
Hi, I am Fede. Some of the most beautiful memories I have are from my last ski season with the Alikats team: crisp mornings with mesmerising sunrises, a magical start to every day. I’m so excited to come back, and to challenege myself with the new job role that I have been assigned. I am looking forward to seeing old faces as well as meeting new ones; can not wait to be reunited with the beautiful landscapes, chalets and guests. See you all very soon!
Hi there! I’m Kate, new to Alikats this season. I’m currently taking a break from my Art and Design studies and I’m thrilled to be working with Rachelle in the kitchen this winter. I’m excited to share my passion for the delicious seasonal food we will be preparing for you. From my own experience, the best of meals is the perfect end to a day on the slopes!
My name is Yara and I’m a Brazilian. We Brazilians are very warm and open people. Also we are known as the people who know how to party. Such a happy people.
I am Laura, I am 31 years old and I am Italian-Brazilian. I love new experiences, new adventures and meeting people. As a Brazilian, we are always very cheerful and receptive.
Born and raised in the beautiful northern part of Czech Republic with love for exploring new places and meeting people from all over the world. After spending three awesome seasons in the Austrian part of the Alps I look forward to changing up the views a bit. Apart from exploring the mountains around Morzine I will be making sure your chalet is looking top-notch before your arrival.
Hey! I´m Petr, born and raised in the beautiful north-western Bohemia, I definitely soaked in some of its singular character. Top that up with almost ten years of rugged yet stunning West Cork and a three-year splash of sunny Valencia and you get me: nature loving, picture taking, good music devouring, yummy food gobbling chap who just can’t wait to hit the slopes again!!
Olá! I’m Madalena, a Portuguese girl with a great passion for nature and used to growing up with the Portuguese sun and beaches. Adding to this, the curiosity to explore new environments, it could only result in a challenge to myself through the French Alps!
Hello, Hola and Ciao. My name is Dominique but you can call me Didi. Linguist, traveller and all-round mountain lover. Proud Cumbrian by nature, European at heart. If you need me, you can find me sun basking on the slopes, looking out for the emptiest chair lift.
Hi, I’m Lucy. I’ve worked in the same hospitality business for 8 years, working my way up, but after reaching the highest point I can, a new adventure was definitely on the cards. When my work colleague/flatmate/friend mentioned a ski season my eyes lit up. This is absolutely the new adventure I need!
Hello! I am Becky and my passion is learning to live in tune with nature. After building our camper van I quickly persuaded my partner Benji that this mountain lifestyle would be our next big adventure. I love food and cooking and I am so excited to learn to snowboard and live in the mountains!
Kia ora, hello, welcome! I’m Benji and I grew up and spent most of my life in New Zealand. I am really passionate about living a sustainable, independent lifestyle, and I moved to the northern hemisphere in 2019 to design, build, and live in a camper van, which allows me to travel the world! I want to learn as much as I can about living sustainably, while visiting people and places and experiencing everything the world has to offer!
I am Dutchie from Rotterdam that moved to New Zealand in 2016 and decided to go back travel and work around Europe in May 2022.
The Netherlands is flat so I need to find other places to fill my love for the mountains and outdoors activities.
When I’m not outdoors hiking or camping, you can find me either cooking on a fire, making wine and/or sourdough pizza around the world. Fermentation is a beautiful thing.
Heya! I’m Angela, I was born in Taiwan but spent more than half of my life in New Zealand. I love everything about mountains, outdoor sports, foods and eco-conscious/ sustainable living. Me and Lorenzo are so excited that we are joining the Alikats team this season!
Hi there, I’m Zak and am buzzing to get out to Morzine. Despite a strange few years from covid, I’ve enjoyed myself at Nottingham University, playing hockey and always saying yes to a social! I’m looking forward to pursuing my passions of being outdoors, eating great food and having fun on the slopes! Excited to discover a new place and meet lots of new people!
Hey, I’m Tom and I’ve grown up in west London until moving to Nottingham to study at university. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always dreamt about living in the alps, pursuing one of my passions in skiing, and being amongst the fresh mountain air. I found that Morzine was such a lovely place, with some amazing skiing when I’ve been on family holidays. Having just graduated, I’ve jumped at the opportunity to fulfil my ambition now, with AliKats. I can’t wait to get stuck in and meet some new faces!
Hey, I’m Emily! I love everything to do with the outdoors and adventure. I have ridden horses since the age of four with my mum, which I think instilled the love of being outside. My partner, Rhys and I have just spent the summer living in our van on the beautiful North Devon coastline working and surfing, and are now ready for our next adventure as Chalet Hosts! I can’t wait to see you all there soon for a fantastic season!
Hey, I’m Morgan-Lee. An avid lover of all things outdoors. After spending 7 seasons chasing the Australian winters, it’s finally time to experience some real snow! If I’m not hitting the slopes, you’ll find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm, or out in nature exploring with my camera.
I’m Jamie, a Kiwi that’s spent most of his life living in Australia. After 10+ years of working in a commercial kitchen, it’s time to hang up the apron and begin a new, more exciting chapter, and bring my culinary passion to Alikats as a Chalet Host. There’s something about Mountains that has always drawn me in, and I’m so excited to call Morzine home for the winter!
Ahoj everyone, here is Lorenzo speaking! I am a simple person who just wants to enjoy life. Always ready and fascinated by new experiences, I literally love to learn!
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