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18 Sep 2022

Sommelier

Specialism food, Hospitality, Premium drinks, Sommelier, Wine, WSET

Location London

Salary Package of circa £35K + benefits

REPORTS TO: Head Sommelier/Restaurant General Manage

JOB ROLE:

Responsible for supporting the Assistant and Head Sommelier in the running of the Wine Department, providing a highly efficient and effective service, educating and recommending guests on Wines with trained skills and expertise, and training management and staff on Wines.

 

JOB OBJECTIVES:

  • To be able to educate the wider staff and guests about wine with thorough knowledge of the menu, wine and wine list.
  • To handle guest complaints and oversee service recovery and/or pass on more complex complaints to the Assistant or Head Sommelier, or in their absence, to Restaurant Management.
  • To serve alcoholic beverages in an appropriate manner consistent with company standards and UK legislation.
  • Ensure the wine cellar is clean and well stocked at all times and wine-related equipment is stocked and maintained.
  • To approach all encounters with guests and associates in a friendly service-oriented manner.
  • To greet all guests with a smile, eye contact, enthusiasm and friendliness.
  • To maintain a professional relationship with co-workers and guests.
  • To assist with stocktake and ordering when required.
  • To answers guest questions about food, beverages, and our facilities accurately and in a friendly manner.
  • To report any irregularities during service or in the cellar to the Assistant and Head Sommeliers.
  • To act as link between Commis Sommeliers and Assistant and Head Sommelier.
  • To monitor table maintenance of all tables in sections, refilling water and wine, pro-actively offering drinks and/or clearing glasses, crockery and silverware when necessary, folding napkins when guests are away from the table.
  • To maintain full knowledge of menus, drinks, recipes, and other pertinent information.
  • To report training needs of individuals and/or team to Management and ensure the highest standards of service and
  • To support the education of junior colleagues.
  • To adhere to cleaning checklists and opening/closing procedures, ensuring that all staff are aware of these and checking back that they have been completed.
  • Ensure that the restaurant is set up for every service and adequate levels of mise en place is available throughout the service.
  • To contribute to the profitably of the restaurant by working in an efficient and conscientious manner – making informed recommendations to diners and minimising waste.

 

 

Qualifications Required:

  • WSET and/or CMS qualification are highly beneficial
  • Solid prior experience in a similar position in a luxury venue
  • Familiarity with Micros, Microsoft Office and Adaco Skills

 

Personal attributes required

  • A genuine passion for wine and service
  • Genuine curiosity and drive to study and improve knowledge
  • Calm, confident and charismatic with high levels of discretion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intuitive, pragmatic and tenacious

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