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Sommelier
NARO
610 5th Ave, CO04, Rink Level, New York, NY 10020
NARO hiring Sommelier in New York, NY

NARO hiring Sommelier in New York, NY

NAROMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Expired: Mar 24, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year


Job Details

NARO is looking for a Sommelier to join our team. We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic food & beverage professionals, with endless curiosity and love for the restaurant industry, to learn and grow with our restaurant.

NARO was awarded the Best New Wine List in North America by The World of Fine Wine, World's Best Wine List Awards 2023. The wine program is also holds Wine Spectator' Best of Award of Excellence award.

Co-founders Chef Junghyun 'JP' Park & CEO Ellia Park, and Naeun Hospitality (the highly acclaimed team behind Atoboy [2016] and Atomix [2018]), have opened their newest restaurant in NARO.  

Located in the iconic Rockefeller Center, NARO's cuisine will be rooted in Korean cuisine, 'Hansik.' Through NARO, we hope to tell the story of Korean cuisine currently underrepresented overseas. Featuring multi-course tasting menus as well as a la carte options, NARO will focus on more subtle delicate flavors that are vegetable-forward, highlighting traditional techniques with seasonal ingredients. 

Our Sommeliers will work in conjunction with onsite leadersdhip along with NA:EUN Hospitality Beverage Director, Jhonel Faelnar, in leading the NARO team in all beverage and service-related areas. This team member will provide assistance in maintaining the beverage program, providing continued education for our team, and demonstrating exemplary hospitality and beverage service to our guests. This is an ideal position for someone whose passion for wine is matched by their deep commitment to guest service & hospitality. 

This position offers a rate of $16 an hour plus tips.

Sommelier responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Beverage station setup/breakdown, maintaining stock of all beverages according to service needs, and ensuring the team is well-prepared to execute a successful service.
  • Responsible for serving guests and helping to orchestrate the flow of dining room service - Sommeliers at the NARO will be an integral part in curating a memorable dining experience for all our guests.
  • Having wine conversations of varying depths with our guests, guiding them through our list, in a polished and poised manner.
  • Work together with the service staff and kitchen leadership to conduct seamless and refined wine service for tables.
  • Assist with service needs while on the floor (e.g. running food, running beverages from bar, clearing and re-miseing tables, etc.).
  • Assist in managing the day-to-day needs of the beverage program (POS management, communicating ordering needs, stocking, menu updates, timely staff updates, etc.).
  • Assist with weekly inventory and ordering.
  • Maintain proper glassware inventory and breakage logs.
  • Assist with inventory audits at the close of each financial period.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of wine training for new hires and continued education for existing staff members - testing regularly to check for understanding and structuring classes and tastings to encourage high engagement levels.
  • Expected to be constantly growing, learning, and expanding their knowledge base.

Qualified Sommeliers must be energetic, enthusiastic, and have a great attitude, as well as:

  • At least 1 year of fine dining service experience (preferably in a Sommelier role)
  • Possess exceptional floor presence
  • Must be able to demonstrate an extensive depth of knowledge on wine
  • Skilled in impeccable wine service and sharing wine knowledge with guests and service staff
  • Ability to assist with ordering and inventory
  • Previous experience working as a floor sommelier is encouraged but not required assuming you can provide adequate working knowledge of our wine list
  • Court of Master Sommeliers, WSET, or similar certification programs are encouraged but not required
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Korean food & beverage is a plus but not required

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs or a case of wine as needed
  • Stand and walk for an entire shift, including moving safely through all areas of the restaurant

NARO and Naeun Hospitality offer competitive compensation, commuter benefits, dining discounts, paid time off, and health, dental, and voluntary benefits package, and immense growth potential!  

If you feel you meet the requirements, are a team player, experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your craft, we want to hear from you!  Please reply with a copy of your resume AND a cover letter detailing why you'd be a great addition to our team! 

NARO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($16.00) plus tips

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

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Korean

Fine Dining

Part of NA:EUN Hospitality

NARO, from the team behind Atoboy and Atomix, is located in the iconic Rockefeller Center on the Rink Level. NARO’s cuisine enters on the subtle and delicate flavors of Korean cuisine, and is rooted in traditional ingredients and techniques, drawing inspiration from classic dishes from various moments throughout Korean history.

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