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Quince hiring Sommelier in San Francisco, CA

Quince hiring Sommelier in San Francisco, CA

QuinceMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.07) plus tips
Expired: Feb 27, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Quince is a Three Michelin Star and Michelin Green Star restaurant serving California contemporary cuisine grounded by Italian culinary principles and Chef Michael Tusk’s lifelong respect for seasonality, terroir and artisanal producers, highlighting produce from the restaurant’s farm in West Marin. The restaurant’s daily menus are fiercely seasonal, with the ingredients informing and inspiring all creations from the culinary team


  • Consistent scheduling with 2 days off in a row
  • Competitive compensation
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, and Vision, 401K with up to 4% match
  • Deep retail-cost wine discounts, Cotogna Farmer’s Market & restaurant dining discount
  • Trips to our Fresh Run Farm in Marin and participation in our Employee Purchasing Program
  • Relais & Chateaux discount at participating hotels and restaurants 
  • Tax deferred commuter benefits for parking or public transportation
  • Personalized structured career development plan and advancement opportunities
  • Wine education curriculum
  • Sponsorship of continuing education classes in food and beverage

We are dedicated to setting new restaurant standards in hospitality, cuisine, and the employment experience. Our goal is to collaborate with talented professionals and offer opportunities to learn and grow. 


A career-minded, motivated, organized, and charismatic individual seeking a rewarding position in the restaurant industry. You are inherently hospitable, infinitely curious, and most importantly KIND. Your restaurant experience is varied and you are passionate about food and beverage, people and hospitality. You perform well under pressure and have an insatiable desire to learn. You want the opportunity to make your mark and contribute.


Situated in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk own and operate Quince & Co Hospitality; a collection of unique restaurant concepts ranging from a Three Starred Michelin flagship to more casual, volume-based concepts, all unified in a commitment to exemplary hospitality, creativity, and a desire to innovate and continually reinvent. Quince & Co is a values-driven company committed to creating rewarding experiences for all team members with growth opportunities for advancement. 

Continue, develop, or launch your career with us at Quince.


The Sommelier position works in conjunction with the Wine 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. Equally necessary is a complementary knowledge of all things culinary and an ability to contextualize the cuisine and prima materia of the restaurant in relation to wine. Moreover, we look for those who are passionate, driven, and committed to the highest standards of hospitality, and take a humble approach to their work habits through ownership, diligence and integrity.

You will uphold the highest standards of service by developing, maintaining and establishing new Quince protocols and practices. Department implementation of all company policies & procedures as outlined in the Quince & Co. Employee Handbook.



Overall Responsibilities:

  • Assist Wine Director in the overall operational management of the Wine Department
  • Uphold the highest standards of service in accordance with protocols and practices as outlined in the Quince & Co service manual.


  • Provide wine service to the guests of Quince/Cotogna/Verjus and support the service staff during nightly dinner service
  • Assist in wine selections and service of the private dining program at Quince and on the Chef’s Table at Cotogna
  • Daily wine stocking of par levels- whites, red and sparkling at both Quince, Verjus and Cotogna
  • Make wine suggestions and pair wines with menu items. Communicate with chef directly as to the nature and flavors of each dish and match up with the appropriate wine profile
  • Update and produce wine lists, service documents, tasting menus daily, or as needed
  • In absence of wine director, represent the wine department at daily line ups
  • Educate staff on new wines, 86’d items, and one count list
  • Help educate staff on proper wine service, new wines, food and wine pairings
  • Daily pricing of tasting wines
  • Assist in maintaining physical inventory of the cellar; racking and restocking wines, processing deliveries

Education and Development

  • Attend and participate in-house tasting appointments with wine director
  • Maintain professional relationships with purveyors and wine industry professionals
  • Work closely with culinary teams to develop food and wine knowledge and pairings for staff education
  • Organize and present wine classes to staff
  • Assist in the training of new FOH hires as it relates to wine service and product knowledge
  • Uphold the Quince & Co handbook standards, protocols and procedures

Professional and Educational Development

  • Maintain professional education and continued wine studies
  • Participation in outside trade tastings and other educational seminars


  • POS Management- Continually update database by adding new wines, removing 86’d wines and create new numbers when needed
  • Audit accuracy of all wine prices as they correspond to the wine list
  • Assist wine director and lead sommeliers in physical inventory on the first day of every month
  • Return emails, correspondence, phone calls as needed


  • Communicate with wine director/general manager on nightly sales- figures and product mix
  • Administer transfers and corked wines
  • Management of company property as well as personal (consignment) property

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.

Quince & Co is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our customers and colleagues. As such, all positions require COVID-19 vaccination. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless you request and are granted a medical or religious accommodation for exemption from the vaccination requirement.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.07) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts

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Quince is a Three-star Michelin star restaurant that features California contemporary cuisine. The restaurant in 2020 was one of the first recipients in the Country to be awarded a Green Star from Michelin for its work with local farmers and suppliers with much of the produce coming directly from our own Farm located in nearby West Marin County. As such, the restaurant’s menus are fiercely seasonal, with the ingredients informing and inspiring all creations from the culinary team.

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