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Head Sommelier
Le Gratin
5 Beekman Street, New York, NY
Le Gratin hiring Head Sommelier in New York, NY

Le Gratin hiring Head Sommelier in New York, NY

Le GratinMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00)
Expired: Apr 10, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details

The Dinex Group, restaurant group of internationally acclaimed Chef Daniel Boulud, is looking for a Head Sommelier for our downtown NYC restaurant, Le Gratin. 

The Head Sommelier is responsible for maintaining a wine list that meets the goals set by management and for ensuring that proper service of wine and beer is maintained according to the wine service manual. They are responsible for the wine program in its entirety, including purchases, invoices and storage solutions. Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Head Sommelier in a fine dining or Michelin restaurant.

 

Essential Duties:

Wine List

  • Creates and maintains a beverage list that meets the goals set by management (wine and aperitifs)
  • Proactively support and drive corporate beverage program, including wine and spirits for Dinex’s One Vanderbilt restaurants
  • Maximize profit by maintaining profit margins, sales mix
  • Meets goal for inventory levels in both dollars and number of bottles
  • Keeps list up to date with wine trends
  • Manage wine inventory 

 

Staff Training

  • Trains staff to maximizes revenue through increase sales/spending
  • Conducts trainings and tastings to ensure the staff knows pronunciations, origin, and grape variety of each wine on the lists
  • Train staff on wine knowledge and wine and food pairing
  • Ensures staff is up to date on all additions and deletions from the list

 

Purchasing and Inventory

  • Maintain organized and clean beverage storeroom
  • Ensure that all alcoholic beverage deliveries are checked in
  • Verify all alcoholic beverage invoices
  • Process all invoices in a timely manner, following up on any billing disputes
  • Ensure that all security controls are adhered to
  • Sets proper controls and ensures they are adhered to
  • Make changes to wines in POS system as necessary
  • Maintain POS perpetual inventory
  • Responsible for beverage inventory integrity and theft
  • Partake in scheduled inventory audits and variance management

Service

  • Participate in daily service while delivering exceptional wine experience to the guests and members
  • Assist wait staff with wine service when appropriate
  • Monitors wine service and trains according to service manual

Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a fine dining environment 
  • Outstanding knowledge of wines
  • Extensive knowledge of and interest in French cuisine
  • Operate MICROS, the point-of-sale (POS) computer system accurately
  • Organizational skills
  • Effective time management
  • Professional demeanor
  • Positive and clear written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to engage guests successfully and build a relationship
  • Impeccable grooming as defined by management and dress code



The Dinex Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. The Dinex Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00)

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


Required Skills

Wine Knowledge

Food and Beverage Pairing

Service Procedures

Inventory Management

Customer Service

Wine Cellar Organization

Fine Dining Service

Food and Wine Pairing

Glassware Knowledge

Communication

Team Development

Spirits Knowledge

Attention to Detail

High Volume Service

Wine Buying

Professionalism

Regional Wine Knowledge - France

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Part of The Dinex Group, the Restaurant Group of Chef Daniel Boulud

Le Gratin is located in the beautiful Beekman Hotel in heart of the Financial District just steps away from City Hall, World Trade Center, Tribeca and the revitalized Seaport.

Full of charm, Le Gratin’s interior design transports guests to the bright and boisterous bistros of France.

The rustic menu reflects a soulful approach to seasonality, bright flavors, and classic techniques highlighting special ingredients from local purveyors. Our wine list boasts more than 100 offerings.

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