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1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Alinea hiring Sommelier in Chicago, IL

Alinea hiring Sommelier in Chicago, IL

AlineaMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Oct 2, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Alinea Restaurant seeks a full-time floor sommelier to join us in Chicago.

The ideal candidate is proactive, upbeat, thorough, team-oriented, and has an immaculate attention to detail.

Compensation is hourly.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Receive and stock wines and beer
  • Determine and maintain pars for wine BTG and pairing selections
  • Create and participate in staff wine tasting and educational opportunities
  • Collaborate with wine and culinary teams on wine pairing selections
  • Provide wine and beverage service as a Sommelier
  • Participate in daily service

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years as a sommelier, server, or captain in a fine dining establishment
  • Level 2 (+) certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers, or equivalent certification and/or corresponding knowledge/experience


  • Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs
  • Service Procedures
  • Beer Knowledge
  • Budgeting
  • Wine Cellar Organization
  • Wine Service
  • Coffee Knowledge
  • Food and Beverage Pairing Knowledge
  • Glassware Knowledge
  • Inventory
  • Wine List / Program Creation
  • Alcohol Service Laws Knowledge
  • POS Systems
  • Pricing
  • Financial Management
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - France
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - Italy
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - Southern Hemisphere
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - Spain / Portugal
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - US
  • Cocktail Making
  • Spirits Knowledge
  • Team Development and Training
  • TIPS Certified
  • Winemaking Knowledge
  • Wine Buying
  • Wine Knowledge


  • Competitive hourly wage beginning at $21.50-23/hr.
  • Medical, vision, dental and life benefits available on the 1st of the month following full-time employment.
    • 50% company contribution to single HMO during first 2 years of full-time employment, 100% contribution available after 2 years.
  • Paid time off
  • 401(K) with a company match up to 4% of deferred earnings.
  • CTA/Ventra discount available after 1 month of full-time employment.
  • Employee Dining Discount, 20% to any Alinea Group restaurant.
  • Referral Bonus Program Available.


The Alinea Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, veteran status, life experiences and ideas. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and strive to provide an inclusive culture that embraces diversity.

Must be eligible to legally work in the United States. We use E-Verify.

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you require an accommodation protected by law, please email HR.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

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

Required Skills

Wine Service

Team Development and Training

Wine Knowledge

Food and Beverage Pairing

Inventory Management

Service Procedures

Glassware Knowledge

Fine Dining Service

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