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Sommelier
Mel's
New York, NY
Mel's hiring Sommelier in New York, NY

Mel's hiring Sommelier in New York, NY

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Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips
Expired: Sep 3, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

We are looking for Sommeliers to join our opening team! We are looking for individuals to work in conjunction with our wine director to finalize our wine offerings, to provide continued education for our team, and to evolve the list moving forward. This is an ideal position for someone whose excitement for wine is matched by their deep commitment to guest service & hospitality. We are building a team of individuals focused on genuine hospitality and teamwork - ones who want to become valuable members of a successful service team. The wine list will have a strong Italian focus while also featuring wines from the world's other classic/great regions.

Our Sommeliers aid the beverage program in all facets including but not limited to the following:

  • Cellar, eurocave and the wine fridge maintenance; organization, stocked, cleanliness.
  • Be an authority on the wines used in the restaurant for the uses of wine pairings, by the glass, and those represented as bottle selections on the restaurant’s wine list.
  • Helping assist the Wine Director in order to provide education for the Dining Room staff in the full range of beverages for the restaurant, including but not limited to wine, cocktails, beer, tea, and coffee.
  • Collaborate with the Wine Director on the selections on the wines used in the restaurant for the uses of wine pairings, by the glass, and those represented as bottle selections.
  • Assist the Managers and Beverage Director to provide educational outlets, mentorship, and supplies for the Dining Room staff to enrich and strengthen their skills and knowledge in the company’s wine selections as well as the company’s wine philosophy.
At Mel's we value our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming work culture. We believe in a ‘whole house’ mentality and we expect all departments (Pastry, Savory, Dining Room, and Facilities) to support and motivate each other to achieve our goal of guest satisfaction. As an employee, you will interact with all of these departments regularly and should be able to communicate effectively and respectfully with your co-workers & managers.

This is a full time position and requires flexible schedule availability: including nights, weekends and lunches. 

Our employees receive the below benefits: 
  • 40% dining discount at group restaurants
  • closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • 56 hours of paid sick time every year
  • a separate PTO accrual for vacation time (up to 120 hours after 4 years!)
  • $500 referral bonuses!
  • we offer enrollment in Medical, Dental & Vision insurance
  • we provide each full time employee with a no cost life insurance policy
  • enhanced short term disability policy 
  • access to an Employee Assistance Program (no cost mental health care)

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
As a Sommelier, specific certifications are not required, but a strong fundamental knowledge of the wine regions of the world – both Old and New World – along with producer familiarity and vintage knowledge is mandatory. The most essential component to be a successful Sommelier will be the earnest desire to propel the wine program forward through clear communication and organization, a curiosity to learn more, and a willingness to share our expertise with guests and staff in a helpful, thoughtful way.

  • Must have 2 years + experience in a fast paced NYC restaurant as a Sommelier
  • Must be able to lift & a carry at least 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be comfortable with repetitive motions (such as walking, bending & standing)
  • Must be knowledgeable of Industry critics & awards
  • Must have full schedule availability
  • Must be able to take constructive criticisms and work well in a team dynamic

SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Be warm, knowledgeable and noticeably appreciative
  • Accommodate guests by making each individual feel welcome
  • Provide friendly, knowledgeable, attentive wine service for our guests
  • Act professional and accommodating and always maintain composure
  • Identify and report problems to management immediately
  • Be aware of service flow, dining timing, and adjust for each guest’s individual needs
  • Implement and follow steps of service
  • Oversee activities of your team in the station

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

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Upscale Casual

Part of 85 Tenth Restaurants LLC

There are oddly few neighborhood restaurants on the far west side of Manhattan. We’ve worked in the neighborhood for years, and we’ve never had a pizzeria nearby. Mel's is meant to be the neighborhood spot we’ve always wanted: the go-to destination for parents who live in the area, tech workers at Chelsea Market, and off-duty restaurant folks.

A casual pizzeria restaurant, it will serve antipasti in oversize bowls, pizzas, and a showstopper protein special each night all cooked in the wood-fired oven.

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Jeff Katz and James Kent were introduced by a mutual friend in late 2017. They gambled on each other and partnered to open a pair of restaurants and a cocktail bar in the landmark Art Deco building at 70 Pine Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. Crown Shy, the first of those restaurants, opened in March of 2019 and earned a Michelin star less than a year later. After many months of pandemic-related delays, the duo opened SAGA and Overstory in the building’s tiered spire.

In the summer of 2021, Kent and Katz partnered with Melissa Rodriguez (former Executive Chef of Del Posto) to take over the restaurant space at 85 Tenth Avenue. In early 2022, they plan to open three concepts there: a fine-dining Italian restaurant, a pizza restaurant, and a cocktail bar.

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