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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 ($24.00 - $24.50)
Expires: Apr 19, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Alinea is looking for a full-time Sommelier to join our team! The Sommelier is an important part of the team, using their extensive knowledge to educate staff, guests, and elevate the wine program. This is a full time position, paid hourly, and candidates must be willing to work 40+ hours, 5 days a week. 

A concept founded by Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, Alinea has been globally praised for its molecular gastronomy techniques and innovative approach to modernist cuisine, pushing boundaries in a multi-sensory dining experience. It is one of only 13 restaurants in the U.S. to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating. It has also been named the Best Restaurant in the World by Elite Traveler, the Best Restaurant in North America by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and the Best Restaurant in the U.S. by Gourmet and Business Insider. Driven by the notion of doing the unexpected, guests can be assured to leave the dining room feeling inspired.


  • Receives and stocks wine orders 
  • Determines and maintain pars for wine BTG and pairing selections
  • Creates and participates in staff wine tastings and educational opportunities
  • Collaborates with wine and culinary teams on wine pairing selections
  • Provides wine and beverage service to guests in a fast paced, menu driven environment
  • Participates in daily service 


  • 2 or more years experience as a sommelier, captain, or server in a fine dining establishment
  • Level 2 (+) certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers, or equivalent certification and/or corresponding knowledge/experience 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, chef-driven environment
  • High attention to detail 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to carry a tray with food and/or drinks
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team 
  • Thinks clearly, quickly, and maintains concentration during high pressure situations 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work on your feet for at least 8 hours 
  • Must be able to move, pull or lift at least 35 pounds
  • Must be able to climb stairs multiple times per shift 


  • Competitive hourly wage at $24 - $24.50/hour 
  • Medical, vision, dental and life benefits available on the 1st month following full-time employment
    • 50% company contribution to single HMO during the first 2 years of full-time employment, 100% contribution available after 2 years 
  • Paid time off 
  • 401(K) with a company match of 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.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($24.00 - $24.50)

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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American, New American

Fine Dining

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Part of The Alinea Group

Alinea was founded in 2005 by Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas.

Featuring a single, seasonally driven tasting menu of between 18 and 22 courses, the experience of dining at Alinea is not only delicious, but also fun, emotional, and provocative.

Alinea has been universally praised for its innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has three times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is the only restaurant in Chicago, and one of only 12 in the U.S., to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating. It has also won the James Beard Award for Best Service in the United States.

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