We are seeking a knowledgeable and passionate Sommelier to join our team. As a Sommelier, you will be responsible for curating and managing our wine program, providing exceptional service to our guests, and enhancing their dining experience. If you have a deep understanding of wines, excellent communication skills, and a strong attention to detail, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain an extensive wine list that complements our menu offerings
  • Assist guests in selecting wines that pair well with their meals and meet their preferences
  • Provide detailed descriptions and recommendations of wines to enhance the dining experience
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of wines to maintain quality and freshness
  • Collaborate with the culinary team to develop wine pairing suggestions for new menu items
  • Conduct wine tastings and educational sessions for staff and guests
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and new wine releases
  • Manage inventory and ordering of wines, ensuring an adequate supply at all times
  • Train and mentor staff on wine knowledge and service techniques

Job Brief:

As a Sommelier, you will play a crucial role in elevating our guests' dining experience by expertly guiding them through our wine selection. Your extensive knowledge of wines, ability to pair them with our menu, and exceptional customer service skills will contribute to the overall success of our restaurant. You will work closely with our culinary team and interact with guests to create memorable moments through wine.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Curate and update our wine list, ensuring it reflects current trends and offers a diverse selection
  • Conduct regular wine tastings to evaluate new wines and make informed purchasing decisions
  • Collaborate with the culinary team to develop wine pairing suggestions for seasonal menu changes
  • Provide training to staff on wine knowledge, service techniques, and proper wine storage
  • Maintain accurate records of wine inventory, sales, and costs
  • Assist in organizing and hosting wine events and promotions
  • Stay informed about wine industry developments, attending tastings and seminars as necessary
  • Handle guest inquiries and resolve any issues related to wine selection or service

Requirements and Skills:

  • Certified Sommelier or equivalent qualification preferred
  • Proven experience as a Sommelier in a high-end restaurant or wine establishment
  • Extensive knowledge of wines, regions, and varietals
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail and a passion for providing exceptional experiences
  • Proficiency in wine service techniques and proper wine storage
  • Familiarity with wine inventory management systems and software

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

While certification as a Sommelier is preferred, equivalent qualifications and extensive experience in the field will also be considered.

A Sommelier is responsible for curating the wine list, assisting guests in selecting wines, providing wine descriptions and recommendations, and ensuring proper wine storage and handling.

Continuously educate yourself by attending tastings, seminars, and industry events. Stay updated with wine publications and engage in discussions with fellow professionals.

Review and Approval:

This job description has been reviewed and approved by the HR department.