Mar Vin

Assistant Sommelier

Location 15h@2xMontreal, Quebec

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Summary

I like to play. This is how we learn more efficiently, this is the best way to stay motivated and it is how we can easily manage to be driven to outperform ourselves. So this is me, always looking for challenges and having fun in doing them. It must be why I'm in the entertainment business since 2005. I've been a casino dealer (so playing games all... Read more

I like to play. This is how we learn more efficiently, this is the best way to stay motivated and it is how we can easily manage to be driven to outperform ourselves. So this is me, always looking for challenges and having fun in doing them. It must be why I'm in the entertainment business since 2005. I've been a casino dealer (so playing games all day!) and now looking to be a sommelier (having fun all day!).

My Dream Job is My dream job has to do with being a sommelier. I want to go to different countries, taste their best alcohols and bring them back.

Work Experience
  • Assistant Sommelier

    Domaine du Colombier, Hôtel & Restaurant 4 étoilesMalataverne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FR
    Jun. 2016 to Aug. 2016 (2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Take orders from the costumers.
    Help take out dishes.
    Open bottles at tables.
    Prepare the bottles for service.
    Do the set-up of the dinning room before and after the service.
    Help manage the cellar (organize it, receive and place the shipment etc.).
    Answer the question of costumers regarding our wine card.
    Prepare the selection of wines for large groups.

  • Entry Level Server

    Primrose RestaurantBanff, Alberta, CA
    May. 2015 to Sep. 2015 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Polish glasses and cutlery.
    Serve water , prepare and serve the citrus for the water of the costumers.
    Prepare and serve the bread.
    Manage the pass at the cold line and hot line.
    Describe the dishes to the costumers, add spices and condiments upon request.
    Pick up the empty plates at tables.
    Prepare the mourning buffet.
    Keep all stations of the buffet full.
    Prepare the evening pasta buffet.
    Clean up all the buffet stations after each services.
    Do the formation of the new junior servers.

Education
  • Formation in internationnal service in the food and beverage industry.
    Hôtel de l'InstitutMontréal, Québec, CA
    Jan. 2015 to Sep. 2016

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    ASP + DEP Degree

    Summary

    Learned the art of service for fine dinning restaurant (DEP) and also developed skills in regards to becoming a sommelier(ASP). For each of those competences I've obtain a degree.

  • Bartending
    Mix Pro Montreal, Québec
    Oct. 2013 to Oct. 2013

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    Bartender Diploma Degree

    Summary

    Another formation for bartending which included the element of service with real costumers.

  • Bartending
    Master school of bartending 1620 Sherbrooke West., Montreal, QC H3H 1C9
    Sep. 2012 to Oct. 2012

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    Bartender Diploma Degree

    Summary

    Leaned the proper way to make cocktails and serve alcohol.

  • Pure sciences
    Collège MaisonneuveMontréal, Québec, CA
    Sep. 2000 to May. 2003

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    D.E.C Degree

  • Science
    École Secondaire Calixa-Lavallée
    Sep. 1995 to Jun. 2000

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    D.E.S Degree

Skills

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Safety Knowledge

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Pricing

Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Regional Expertise - France

Budget/cost Analysis

Regional Expertise - Italy

Cellar Organization

Regional Expertise - Southern Hemisphere

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Regional Expertise - Spain/portugal

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Regional Expertise - US

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Creating A Wine Program From The Ground Up

Tips Certified

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

Inventory

List Creation

Wine Knowledge

National/International Compliance Expertise

POS Maintenance

Wine Sales Proficiency

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Interests
games, sports, psychology
Languages
French Fluent
English Fluent
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