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Sommelier
Little Saint
25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Little Saint hiring Sommelier in Healdsburg, CA

Little Saint hiring Sommelier in Healdsburg, CA

Little SaintMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $22.00) plus tips
Expires: Aug 8, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

ABOUT LITTLE SAINT

Located in the heart of historic downtown Healdsburg, Little Saint is a vibrant meeting place where guests are invited to connect over food, music, art and conversation. Our mission is to create an environment that is good for the soul, the earth and the community. Inside our 10,000-square-foot space, Little Saint offers up a full-service farm-forward restaurant, cafe and wine shop with a focus on plant-based cuisine. The building is home to exciting live music and thought-provoking conversations, as well as a series of film screenings and performances to benefit local artists and our farming community.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Reporting to the Head Sommelier, the Sommelier works with the broader Little Saint team to offer wine and beverage expertise, recommendations, management and leadership to guests and within the team. The Sommelier will assist in overseeing our wine menu and offer drinking and pairing recommendations to guests. Under the general direction of the Head Sommelier, the responsibilities of the Sommelier includes supervising wine serving, collaborating with winemakers to upgrade selections, and providing wine recommendations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a professional and friendly personality, strong knowledge of food and wine pairings, and excellent interpersonal skills. 

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of the menu, wine and beverage list, and food served
  • Make wine recommendations for guests based on their meal, preferences, budget and knowledge 
  • Communicate knowledge clearly and enthusiastically with guests and teammates
  • Ensure inventory levels are maintained and correct ordering procedures are carried out.
  • Ensure the wine cellar is clean, organized and well stocked at all times
  • Offer training and mentorship to new hires to help them gain a sense of belonging into the company’s culture and understand expectations of them in their role.


IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideally 2 years of experience in wine or beverage service within fine dining culinary setting but we are willing to train the right canidate!
  • Relevant experience in hospitality/restaurant operations
  • Extensive knowledge pertaining to all aspects of winegrowing, wine production, wine styles, and regional wine laws pertaining to classic regions from around the world
  • Wine certifications a bonus
  • Excellent computer competency, well-versed in booking and inventory systems
  • Commitment to service quality, excellence, and sincere hospitality
  • Self-motivated and highly organized, with the ability to self-manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time, and frequently lift up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, bend, reach with hands and arms
  • Flexibility with a schedule that includes evenings, holidays and extended hours
  • Solid math skills, and computer proficiency
LITTLE SAINT'S CORE VALUES AND HOW WE EMBODY THEM:

  • One Little Saint
  • Respect & Kindness
  • Value Everyone and Diverse Viewpoints
  • Trust & Transparency
  • Professional
  • Genuine & Authentic
  • Supportive
Lead with Confidence while Embracing Diverse Viewpoints: Anticipate challenges, develop plans and collaborate with your Team through trust and transparency. Value everyone and show empathy to all.

Be Present and Effectively Communicate: Speak up, listen to others and provide supportive feedback with professionalism and authenticity. Be genuine to yourself and your team.

Drive Positive Change with Respect, Kindness and a Positive Attitude: Take initiative to resolve issues with a solution-based mindset while fostering respectful communication and kindness within the Little Saint Team and our greater Community.

Stay Motivated with Enthusiasm: Little Saint encourages and supports education and personal and professional development. Take ownership of your development by approaching everyday and all tasks with dedication and excitement.

Embrace Change and Show Up for Your Team: Respond positively to change, remaining supportive of your Team's efforts and needs.

One Little Saint: Our Success is a Team Success. Encourage cooperation and trust among team members, working towards common goals. We are One Little Saint.

Lead by Example at All Levels: Exemplify the values of the Little Saint Leadership & Management Teams, earning trust and respect from your colleagues, our guests and the Little Saint Community.

 

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive Wage
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Plans (Full-Time Only)
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) 
  • Employee Assistance Program - Counseling, Legal and Financial Services
  • Employee Dining Discounts
  • Potential Bonuses
  • Uniform

Each of the items listed is considered to be an essential function of the role. However, this list should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities of the position. Little Saint reserves the right to alter the duties of this role.

 

Little Saint is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Little Saint is committed to hiring a diverse workforce, sustaining an inclusive culture, fostering an environment of continual improvement, and opportunities for growth and career development. 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $22.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program


Required Skills

Hospitality Minded

Thorough Knowledge of Menu, Wine, and Beverage List

Wine Knowledge

Knowledge of Food and Wine Pairings

Excellent Interpersonal Skills

Inventory Management

Training and Mentorship

Hospitality/Restaurant Operations Experience

Extensive Knowledge of Wine Production and Styles

Wine Certifications

Computer Competency

Commitment to Service Quality

Self Motivation and Organization

Verbal and written communication skills

Physical Ability to Stand, Lift, Walk, Bend, Etc.

Math Skills

Competency With Booking and Inventory Systems

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In the heart of historic downtown Healdsburg, Little Saint is an uplifting gathering place where food, music, art and c.onversations are good for the soul, the earth and our community. Anchoring the 10,000-square-foot Little Saint is a full-service farm-forward restaurant, cafe and wine shop. The building also hosts inspiring live music and conversations with thought leaders as well as a series of film screenings and performances to benefit local artists and our farming community

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