Quince, Chef Michael Tusk’s highly acclaimed San Francisco restaurant, seeks a passionate and capable Sommelier to join our Wine Team.
Located in the historic neighborhood of Jackson Square, Quince is a Three star Michelin star restaurant that features California contemporary cuisine with seasonally-driven menus that change daily, with much of the produce coming directly from the restaurant’s own Farm located in nearby West Marin County.
The Sommelier position works in conjunction with the Beverage Director to oversee and direct the day to day service and administrative operations of the department. A strong understanding of wine service mechanics and the ability to discuss wine eloquently and naturally in a wide variety of settings is needed. This role has a strong focus on hospitality, product education and staff development as well as mentorship.
Quince, is a Values-Driven operation that is committed to creating rewarding experiences for our employees with growth opportunities for advancement.
As an important member of our team, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
- Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance coverage
- Retirement savings offering 401 K matching employer contributions
- Commuter tax deferred benefits
- Employee discount at our QPA family of restaurants – Quince, Cotogna, Verjus
- Complimentary participation in our community sponsored agriculture (CSA) program with Fresh Run Farm
- Relais & Chateaux discount at participating hotels and restaurants
- Sponsorship of continuing education classes and professional training opportunities with applicable organizations
- Paid family meals provided
Candidates would have a minimum of four years in the hospitality field and should be well versed in in the classic wine growing regions and their producers as well as with emerging regions and market trends. Specifically, detailed knowledge of producers, vintages and the appellations of Champagne, California, Burgundy and Piedmont. Collaboration with the Culinary team to identify suitable beverage pairings for a daily changing tasting menu is critical. Participation in tastings, conducting staff educational seminars and trainings, assistance with cellar management such as monthly inventory, weekly organization, racking and restocking wines and processing deliveries are essential functions.
- 2 years as a sommelier in a Michelin starred fine dining establishment
- Certified/Advanced Sommeliers through the Court of Master Sommeliers, or equivalent certification and/or corresponding knowledge/experience
The James Beard Foundation awarded Chef Michael Tusk The James Beard Award Best Chef – Pacific for his cuisine at Quince. In addition, Tusk, along with Quince, have been nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Service, James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurant. Quince is also a distinguished member of Relais & Châteaux, an association of the world’s most celebrated resturants and boutique hotels.
Our properties and people are dedicated to setting new restaurant standards in hospitality, cuisine and the employment experience. Our goal is to collaborate with talented restaurant professionals and offer opportunities to learn and grow within the profession. We seek inspired candidates who are passionate about food, wine and service.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
If you would like to be a part of our team, please send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected]
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Situated in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk's celebrated Quince features Californian contemporary cuisine. Quince serves a nightly-changing tasting menu highlighting the restaurant's unique partnership with Fresh Run Farm.