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Self-catering holiday for 11

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I am off to Val Thorens next year (planning ahead!!) - there are 11 of us staying in a self-catered apartment (8 adults and 3 children). I have only ever stayed in fully catered chalets on previous trips so just trying to figure out the best way to cater. With 3 small-ish and probably tired children, eating out in the evening will probably not be the most enjoyable option but might do once. Generally prefer to get them fed a bit earlier and then they can chill out or go to bed whilst us grown ups enjoy dinner and glass or two!

We are flying so unable to bring much from the UK or stop in a supermarket before getting to Val Thorens so after some advice...
- are there ok supermarkets in resort? (appreciate they will be more expensive, but how much more??)
- any good tips and tricks for self catering?

Was thinking that we might split it so each couple (4 couples) does a night?

Has anyone one any online order with Sherpa before? Looks good but also looks like it is only in French! My french isnt too bad, but not sure it is up to online shopping details!!
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You might get more replies in another section (piste) rather than here where traffic is lower and about off piste skiing.
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You could have a look at - I've not used them but might save you a night or two of cooking?
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Was thinking that we might split it so each couple (4 couples) does a night?

Best idea. We did this staying in a chalet with 6 bedrooms in Les Gets, years ago. It worked brilliantly. But the rules need to be very clear - this is not a fine dining competition, the "on duty" couple do everything - shopping, cooking and washing up. You don't want yourself having to wash up after one of those guys who uses every pan and bowl in the place.

We were flying but if you plan beforehand and take some essential ingredients with you (assume you can get meat, dairy and a good range of fruit and veg in resort) it's no big deal. We liaised about menus - don't want to find yourself having a sausage and lentil casserole every night!

It worked brilliantly. We did struggle going home, to get three hired cars, two of them with hopeless navigators, back into the French side of Geneva airport and only caught the plane by the skin of our teeth, but that's another story....

Ordering something for the adults from a local "traiteur" should work well for the other nights - and they'll speak more than enough English to take your orders.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
We share cooking responsibilities. Similar to as you say. One person/couple per night.
Set a budget per head per day to stop any grumbling.
Whoever is cooking decides on the meal.
It is a good idea to run by everyone beforehand a rough plan.

You could take meal kits from home for example.
Hache/Burger night
Pasta Night
Mexican Dinner Kit night
Raclette Night
If you can find them, then the Rottiserrie chicken with Potato (prob have to pre-order if you can find them!)

Nothing to difficult or time consuming to cook - especially if you have to cook for kids first!
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