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Fearless Restaurants HQ hiring Wine Director in Philadelphia, PA

Fearless Restaurants HQMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Jul 10, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

We are part of Fearless Restaurant Group; a multi-concept group of 10 independent restaurants based in Philadelphia, PA, and Long Beach Island, NJ. As a company, we are defined by our talent, teamwork, resources, opportunity, and a workplace built on loyalty and respect. We're a creative, ambitious business with an aggressive growth strategy and require like-minded leaders to join us as we move forward.


Duties and Responsibilities:

· Ability to seamlessly transition between all Fearless Restaurant concepts to provide management coverage

· Ability to close and open all restaurant locations

· Work at each location as part of the management schedule

· Work a full shift at each restaurant biweekly

· Coach management teams to ensure proper inventory levels of wine

· Work with vendors to secure best pricing for all wine

· Notify Directors of Operations about any suggestions, feedback, or changes at each restaurant location

· Ensure all Verre de Vin equipment is functioning properly

· Make sure all locations are trained on proper use of Verre de Vin

· Work with Director of Training and Recruitment to develop, implement, and track wine training programs for all restaurants that adheres to Fearless standards

· Ensure Wine Bibles are in effect, being used, and up to date at all locations

· Train all management and floor staff on how to properly use the Wine Bible

· Work with management teams to ensure all front of house staff is Wine Service Certified

· Host monthly wine training at each restaurant location for staff

· Host continual education wine related classes for management

· Develop a semiannual curriculum for wine education at each restaurant

· Assist with creating content for training in the LMS

· Provide and council store level management on proper storage and organizational needs for unit wine program (wine fridges, wine rooms, bar)

· Create and enforce standards for wine at all Fearless locations

· Be available and participate in PR appearances

· Host wine events at Fearless locations

· Ensure proper inventory levels of restaurant operating supplies

· Update current wine list at existing locations

· Provide training materials to the Director of Training after each menu change

· Assist with training managers at the unit level on ordering

· Assist and approve all inventory counts

· Responsible to train managers to ensure vintages are correct in stock and on menu

· Audit wine rooms to ensure vintages are correct

· Audit Rpower, Positouch, and Aloha to ensure accuracy for pricing and menu items on a monthly basis and after each menu change

· Responsible to participate in daily service providing feedback and training to servers, bartenders, etc.

· Generate ideas and solutions on how to improve current wine program

· Set up a speaker schedule for each location using purveyors, wine makers, and viticulturalists

· Build and maintain relationships with local, national, and international wine makers

· Maintain involvement in the Court of Master Sommeliers

· Continue personal learning and development toward advanced level Sommelier

· Schedule field trips quarterly to local wineries

· Build wine lists for new restaurant concepts

· Ability to properly manage the floor at all locations

· Ability to receive feedback in a professional manner without retort


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

· Extensive knowledge of food menu and drink lists

· Be able to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the highest level of hospitality

· Prior knowledge about POS system or ability to learn quickly

· Prefer at least 2 years of management experience in an upscale casual environment with alcohol

· RAMP certification is required prior to beginning work

· ServeSafe certified or equivalent

· Bachelor’s degree required

Sommelier required


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts


Required Skills

Sommelier Experience



Restaurant Group, Casual Dining, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge, Cafe, Fine Dining, Upscale Casual

Part of Fearless Restaurants