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Del Mar
791 Wharf Street Southwest, Washington D.C., DC 20024
Del Mar hiring Sommelier in Washington, DC

Del Mar hiring Sommelier in Washington, DC

Del MarMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00) plus tips
Expires: Jul 29, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

4 years

Job Details
Del Mar is hiring a Sommelier!

Del Mar is Fabio Trabocchi’s celebration of Spanish seafood cuisine on the waterfront of the Wharf. The restaurant was entirely designed in Spain and assembled by a team of Spanish artisans to celebrate Spanish craftmanship and lifestyle. The menu offers a range of traditional and seasonal Tapas, Catalan-Style Charcoal Grilled Entrees, as well as the must-have Signature Paella.

We are seeking experienced and confident people who understands the standards of world class service and hospitality, so if you'd like to be a part of a growing restaurant group and work with some of the city's best hospitality and culinary professionals, we would love to meet you!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Focuses on the highest-level of wine service standards. 
  • Balances floor presence with cellar work - without negatively affecting the restaurant business. 
  • Maintains a presence on the floor for the entirety of scheduled services.  
  • Is the primary driver of wine sales by touching all tables, assisting with all sales including by the glass and private dining service.  
  • Updates and maintains printed wine lists. Makes changes to price and/or inventory on a daily basis.  
  • Attends pre-shift briefings and takes notes of relevant information pertaining to guests, foods and beverages, and restaurant operations.  
  • Maintains a current wine list, and ensures cellar spaces are organized at all times. 
  • Maintains and organizes a clean and secure cellar at all times.  
  • Maintains awareness of all wines being served on the floor for the duration of a shift.  
  • Conducts monthly inventory; utilizing the BinWise software for daily functions.  
  • Conducts all required Opening, Side-Work, Hand-Over and Closing Duties as outlined Task-Lists.    
  • Conducts tastings for potential wine purchases. (Only permitted when Corporate Wine Director is in unison and on-site.)  
  • Conducts all required Opening, Side-Work, Hand-Over and Closing Duties as outlined by Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants and management.   
  • Performs additional tasks at the direction of management. 

Benefits Offered:

  • Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants offers full-time employees company subsidized health insurance.  A full-time employee must work on average 30 hours per week to qualify for health insurance benefits.  Coverage begins on the first of the month after the 60th day of employment.  The insurance enrollment period is between 30 and 90 days of employment.  

  • Company sponsored health care plan and optional vision/dental coverage after 60 days of full time
  • Competitive Pay
  • Top Rated Earnings
  • Excellent Training & Development Opportunities
  • Complimentary Employee Meals
  • Referral Bonuses


  • Must have at least 4 years’ experience with classic wine service, wine knowledge and wine pairing with food.  
  • Minimum three years wine service and leadership roles 
  • Level II certification preferred. 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.  
  • Must be able to communicate in and understand English.  
  • Must be friendly, outgoing and possess good communication skills.  
  • Must possess a working knowledge of fine dining restaurant service. 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $20.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

Required Skills

Excellent Wine Service Standards

Cellar Management

Sales Skills

Menu Management

Attend Pre Shift Briefings

Inventory Management

Organizational Skills

Knowledge of Wine Pairing With Food

Communication Skills

Leadership Skills

Level II Certification Preferred

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Part of Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants

Located at the District Wharf, DC's most exciting new destination, is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's latest culinary vision. Del Mar is a celebration of Maria, her Spanish heritage, and the family's traditions created and preserved at their home on the island of Mallorca. Featuring authentic seafood fare and flavors from the coasts of Spain, the robust menu includes tapas, raw bar, charcoal grilled fish, seafood stews, and a variety of rice dishes (yes, paella)!

The space, not to be outdone by the menu, is a feast for the eyes. A visit here will feel like a mini getaway with walls of windows to drink in the views, vibrant coastal hues, and layers of textures and patterns carefully selected to transport you.

Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Fabio Trabocchi restaurants does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under state or local law.

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