Chefs in Residency

The exchange

Hotel Sainte Valiere offers you a room at half-price (200 € per week) to live and work in during our residency season. In exchange, every second evening you prepare the evening meal. You may occasionally be asked to lend a hand moving furniture or watering the garden, but this will be minimal and the rest of your time is your own. You may come solo or with a partner. In certain circumstances it is possible to come with children. You need to be able to cook, to plan a meal, and to drive. You don’t have to be an artist, or planning to work on your own projects to apply, but you can be. You can take the car for personal use as well, just check availability with your host.


  • May and June 2024: Artist / Chef exchange residency
    (catering for 3 – 7 people per meal)
  • September – October 2024 Artist / Chef exchange residency (catering for 3 – 7 people per meal)

Length of stay: maximum 2 weeks if this is your first time with us, by negotiation if otherwise.

How it works

Every second day, you plan, shop for, prepare and serve the evening meal. There is a car for you to use. You can buy direct from the producer, at markets or the supermarket, which are all outside the village. We cook with local and organic produce wherever possible. You are likely to need to cater for various dietary requirements. We generally cook Mediterranean fare but you are most welcome to cook whatever you fancy. Simple but tasty is fine. Be aware not all exotic produce is available in this part of the world.

The dinners are 20€ per person including drinks. You buy your ingredients and drinks and keep the profits. The meal could be starter + main course or main course + dessert. Quantities may include the meal of your host, and of course yourself (eg a dinner with 5 paying guests would need to feed 7 people).

Your host will make sure you have everything you need both as a guest and as a cook.

To apply contact