Job is saved!

Click your avatar to
access saved jobs and applications

Head Sommelier
Private Listing
New York, NY

Full Time • Hourly ($15.00) plus tips
Expired: May 18, 2024

Sorry, this job expired on May 18, 2024. Below are other jobs that may be of interest to you.

Required Years of Experience

4 years


Job Details

POSITION PURPOSE:

To assist the Restaurant and our existing team in overseeing and directing the seamless running of the wine and sake department, by providing a highly efficient and effective service while ensuring that all financial and statutory requirements are met, and supporting the delivery of outstanding customer service. Responsible for the recommendation and sales of wines and other beverages to guests and to help ensure the enjoyment of dining patrons.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  • To ensure that all customers receive the best possible service and care by sommelier team.
  • To recognize and build a good rapport with regular customers and high spending customers.
  • Being the “Example” at all times that the staff witnesses, and knowing that a much greater response from the staff is achieved by leading the way and not directing the way. Instill a culture of pride and ownership.
  • To help develop a learning culture and to ensure that all team members feel valued and rewarded.
  • To aid in ensuring the department is maintaining its agreed level of operating performance at all times.
  • Support revenue generating initiatives, staff incentives and sales opportunities. To ensure all up selling opportunities are maximized within the wine and sake department and communicated to the service team.
  • To assist in developing, training and coaching the sommelier team and service staff on wine knowledge and menu updates.
  • To be aware of all relevant suppliers and their products and order accordingly as and when necessary due to business demand.
  • To ensure all wine and/or sake lists are current and up to date and communicated to management and staff.
  • Conduct weekly inventory.
  • To ensure all staff are well briefed on the daily responsibilities and are given supervision and motivation on all aspects of their work.
  • To ensure the restaurant’s operational budgets are strictly adhered to, all costs are controlled and any expenditure approved.
  • Being able to assist staff in taking customer orders, telephone queries and other duties. Ensure customer request and feedback, both verbal and written are responded to promptly and efficiently.
  • To maintain good working relationships with colleagues and all other departments and liaison with Human Resources and the General Manager with staff or colleague issues.
  • To abide by all federal, state and local labor, liquor, health, fire and safety laws and procedures.
  • To have a complete understanding of the restaurant’s employee handbook and adhere to the regulations contained within it.
  • Be knowledgeable about different types and regions of wines.
  • Help customers choose the correct wine for a meal and/or budget. Anticipate the guest’s needs before requests are made.
  • Getting glassware and ice buckets as needed for wine/sake service. Notify staff and management of wines that are 86ed or low. Set up and break down sake machines on designated days of week.
  • Work as a member of the beverage team.  Interact with service team in a positive manner.  Assist others whenever needed.
  • Interact with people beyond giving and receiving instructions, particularly in resolving Guest complaints.
  • Help wine runners with maintaining proper par levels of cellar areas, storage, and bar with our products.
  • Support in preparing wine orders on a daily/weekly basis.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($15.00) plus tips

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


Required Skills

Customer Service

Team Leadership

Training and Coaching

Inventory Management

Knowledge of Wines and Sake

up selling

Ordering and Supplier Management

Communication

Problem Solving

Adherence to Regulations and Procedures

Interpersonal Skills

Attention to Detail

Adaptability and Flexibility

Read more

View Job Description

Other jobs you might be interested in


Sommelier
Tavernetta by Frasca
Full Time • Hourly ($25.00 - $50.00)
Frasca Hospitality Group
Denver, CO • Fine Dining
+13 Awards
Sommelier
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Full Time • Hourly ($23.00 - $28.00)
Blue Hill Farm
Tarrytown, NY • Fine Dining
Assistant Sommelier
Nōksu
Full Time • Salary ($70k - $85k) plus tips
The Circle Group
New York, NY • Fine Dining
Sommelier
Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Le Bernardin
New York, NY • Wine Bar
+18 Awards
Sommelier
DANIEL
Full Time • Hourly ($17.00) plus tips
The Dinex Group, the Restaurant Group of Chef Daniel Boulud
New York, NY • Fine Dining
+26 Awards
Sommelier
Eleven Madison Park
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Make it Nice
New York, NY • Fine Dining
+12 Awards
Assistant Sommelier
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Full Time • Hourly ($15.00 - $25.00) plus tips
Brooklyn Fare
New York, NY • Fine Dining
+12 Awards
Sommelier
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Full Time • Hourly ($15.00 - $25.00) plus tips
Brooklyn Fare
New York, NY • Fine Dining
Sommelier
Neighborhood Projects
Full Time • Salary/Hourly ($300.00) plus tips
Neighborhood Projects
New York, NY • Upscale Casual
Sommelier
Olmsted
Full/Part Time • Hourly ($15.00 - $18.00) plus tips
Baxtrom Hospitality Group
Brooklyn, NY • Casual Dining
Sommelier
HYUN
Full Time • Hourly ($30.00)
New York, NY • Upscale Casual
Sommelier
Hospitality Recruitment NY
Full/Part Time • Hourly ($18.00) plus tips
New York, NY • Fine Dining
Chef Sommelier
La Bastide by Andrea Calstier
Full Time • Hourly ($12.00 - $14.00) plus tips
North Salem, NY • Fine Dining
Sake Sommelier
Yamada
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Kooth Hospitality
New York, NY • Fine Dining
+2 Awards
Sommelier
THE GRILL
Full Time • Hourly ($10.65) plus tips
Major Food Group
New York, NY • Restaurant Group
+4 Awards
Sommelier
Le Pavillon
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00 - $17.00) plus tips
The Dinex Group, the Restaurant Group of Chef Daniel Boulud
New York, NY • Upscale Casual
Sommelier
Arva at Aman New York by F&B 575
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Aman New York
New York, NY • Luxury Hotel
Sommelier
Carne Mare
Full Time • Hourly ($10.65) plus tips
NoHo Hospitality Group
New York, NY • Upscale Casual
Somm/Server
La Compagnie Wine Bar - Flatiron
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Experimental Group US
New York, NY • Wine Bar
Sommelier
COQODAQ
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00) plus tips
Gracious Hospitality Management
New York, NY • Upscale Casual
Sommelier
SHUKO
Full Time • Hourly ($16.00)
New York, NY • Fine Dining
+13 Awards
Sommelier
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Full Time • Hourly ($23.00 - $28.00)
Blue Hill Farm
Tarrytown, NY • Fine Dining
Sommelier
Restaurant Marc Forgione
Full Time • Hourly ($10.65) plus tips
Respect Hospitality
New York, NY • Fine Dining
Private Listing

This business has posted this job position privately. If you apply, the business may choose to follow up with additional information.