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Head Sommelier
701West at The Times Square EDITION
701 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10036
701West at The Times Square EDITION hiring Head Sommelier in New York, NY

701West at The Times Square EDITION hiring Head Sommelier in New York, NY

701West at The Times Square EDITIONMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 2, 2019

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We are hiring with a sign-on bonus!

10% of yearly salary will be paid out over 2 installments as a sign-on bonus (gross amount - before taxes) upon successful completion of 90 days of employment (1st installment of bonus) and 6 months after date of hire (2nd installment of bonus). Employee must be in good standing and receive a positive employee evaluation for payout.

Chef John Fraser is the accomplished restaurateur behind Manhattan's NIX and The Loyal. JF Restaurants also operates collaboratively as Food and Beverage Partner to The Times Square EDITION Hotel and the Metropolitan Museum Dining Room.

In 2019, in partnership with Ian Schrager, JF Restaurants opened The Times Square Edition and oversees all food and beverage at the new 452-room hotel in Times Square. Chef John Fraser introduces fine dining to Times Square with the newly opened 701West, nestled on the 11th Floor of The Times Square EDITION.

Recently awarded three stars by The New York Times, the three-course prix fixe and tasting menus are conceived with the extensive 700 bottle wine list in mind, brought to life with personalized selections by our team of sommeliers. The sommelier team is empowered and encouraged to match the wine to the dishes, and also work with the culinary team to have dishes altered to pair to the wine.

We are currently seeking Sommeliers and a Head Sommelier to join our wine team in 701 West with many opportunities for growth for the right candidate.

What is required:

  • Michelin Star experience and/or 3 or 4 NY Times experience highly preferred.
  • Prior experience in managing service in a fine dining restaurant is required. 
  • Maintain beverage programs with correct pars, stocks, and up-to-date menus. Coordinate changes with Wine and Bar Director.
  • Create bar and sommelier schedules according to labor needs and budgeted goals.
  • Review all EOs to ensure proper beverage stock and setups are in place.
  • Handling guest concerns while reacting quickly and professionally
  • Oversee beverage handling and ensure proper storage, safety and sanitation policies are being followed.
  • Training and development of beverage staff
  • Increase sales by ensuring guest satisfaction and prompt problem resolution. Exercise good judgment and decision making in escalating concerns and proactively resolving issues.

Seriously interested candidates must be passionate, organized, hard-working and self-motivated. Candidates must also have a strong desire to learn and grow in addition to strong communication skills and is a team player. We are looking for people who can work well with a tight, harmonious team and who can take direction in a disciplined and intense but supportive and respectful environment.

John Fraser Restaurants is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please reply to this ad with your current resume or reach out directly to Amy Racine, Wine Director, at [email protected]

For more information about John Fraser Restaurants please cut and paste the links below: 

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Compensation details

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Options, Flexible Spending/Dependent Care accounts, Paid Time Off, 401K, Commuter Benefits, and other Lifestyle Wellness Perks!

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New American

Fine Dining

Part of JF Restaurants

701West is the signature fine-dining restaurant at The Times Square EDITION, featuring a three-course prix fixe menu conceived with the extensive, Old World wine list in mind. Curated by Wine Director Amy Racine, the list of over 500 labels is presented by a service team of sommeliers in the intimate dining room and outdoor terrace. The salon at 701West stands on its own, featuring inventive cocktails by bar director Salvatore Tafuri and luxurious small bites to complement the beverage menu.

JF Restaurants is a hospitality group rooted in collaboration and innovation, founded by restaurateur & Michelin-starred chef, John Fraser. We create moments that move people by using food, beverage, hospitality and design.

Restaurateur & Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser made his mark on the culinary landscape by redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine, from imaginative fine dining restaurants to nostalgic neighborhood brasseries. A vision to create the entire hospitality experience led John to found his own hospitality group, JF Restaurants.

JF Restaurants is a collaborative, creative hospitality group based in New York City, with venues across the country. Concepts include Nix, America’s only Michelin-starred vegetarian restaurant, The Loyal in West Village, four restaurants & bars inside The Times Square EDITION and Ardor, at the WeHo EDITION in Los Angeles. John’s responsibilities at JF Restaurants include creative direction & concept development, business strategy and operations.