Sommelier

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Location
Coworth Park
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Sector
Hotel jobs
Job Function
Bartender
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Working within our Restaurant Coworth Park to create a 5 star wine experience when providing guests with advise on wines and beverages to compliment their food choices.
  • Ensure outstanding service with accuracy and flair and through your thorough knowledge of wines.
  • Prepare a comprehensive mise-en-place
  • Polish glassware, ice buckets and cocktail trays up to ensure the highest standards of presentation.
  • Take orders for cocktails, aperitifs, spirits, wines, liqueurs and soft drinks.
  • Provide knowledgeable advise to guests on wine selection in a professional and friendly manner and serve all drinks in a with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Identify when and why decanting of wines is required and perform decanting of bottles of wine or port in front of the guest in a professional and careful manner.
  • Actively up sell beverages to guests by imparting your knowledge of wines and beverages in regards to matching with their dish choice.
  • Help with food service and clearing of tables (when possible) as part of the Restaurant team.
  • Uphold good housekeeping practices (ie neat and correct storage) to ensure safe, clean and pleasant working environment.
  • Display a thorough knowledge of the menu with regard to dish content and with appropriate wines when requested by guests.
  • Outstanding wine and beverage knowledge is essential
  • Ideally a Sommelier Diploma or similar
  • Previous experience in a Sommelier or service position
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • A thorough knowledge of wines, wine making, spirits, liqueurs, cognacs, etc including Good understanding of grapes, regions, vintages
  • A thorough knowledge of food, food service and the combination of food and wine including knowledge of glassware, decanting, temperatures, corkage
  • Understand and utilise a consistent approach of high service quality
  • The ability to effectively communicate with guests and staff on all levels
  • IT literate
  • Exceptionally well groomed and presented
  • Outstanding customer care skills
  • Passion for food and wine
  • The right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Complimentary nights with breakfast within Dorchester Collection
  • 50% F&B discount at selected restaurants at The Dorchester and Coworth Park
  • Very generous Employee Introductory Scheme offered
  • Team members' awards and incentives schemes
  • Contributory pension scheme entitlement from date of commencement
  • Life assurance cover for all team members
  • Uniform laundered complimentarily
  • Complimentary meals whilst on duty at our team members' restaurants
  • Complimentary Internet at allocated computers in team areas
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Occupational Health, including subsidised massage treatments and health clinics
  • Complimentary Eye Test for VDU users