Head Sommelier - Fine Dining Restaurant - London Up To £42K

2022-05-13 14:32:262022-06-09 JW Recruitment
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location London
Area London, England London England London
Sector Sommelier
Salary £40000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref NM-7813_1652452346
Employer Restaurant

Head Sommelier Needed, Fine Dining Restaurant, City Areas Up To £42,000


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head Sommelier needed to join a high end trendy fine dining company in the City areas. The client is proud of their strong customer relationships and friendly atmosphere with a high focus is on delivering standards and service. They are now looking for a strong Head Sommelier who has a similar funky background working in a fast paced fine dining environment.

Job Description

As a Head Sommelier you will be responsible for:

  • Recommending wine varieties to our guests
  • Involved in all elements of stock control
  • Create and update the wine list in coordination with chefs and the General Manager
  • Organise wine tasting days
  • Experience in table service from a high end fine dining restaurant
  • Recommend food and wine pairings
  • Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware
  • Inform guests about different varieties of wines and prices
  • Manage wine cellar and ensure it's fully-stocked
  • Training and developing staff
  • Advise guests on wines based on their personal tastes and food choices
  • Working under pressure
  • Negotiate purchase prices with vendors
  • Be able to think on your feet in order to solve problems

The Ideal candidate will be:

  • An experienced Sommelier with at least two years working in a similar fine dining funky/trendy high end quality restaurant
  • Ability to create tasteful food and wine pairings
  • Able to run busy shifts
  • Be able to manage & motivate the team
  • Understanding of the wine making process
  • Must be flexible on running different shift patterns including weekends & bank holidays
  • Experience working towards targets
  • Focus on attention to detail
  • Knowledge of local vineyards and wineries
  • Dealing with senior Managers and Directors
  • Certification as a Sommelier/WSET or degree in hospitality is a plus
  • Passionate about quality of service & standards
  • Friendly and upbeat personality

The ideal candidate will have great organisational skills along with the passion and commitment in driving excellent service to the clientele and a proven track record in a funky/trendy high end quality fine dining restaurant.

Kindly note due to our client's requirements, sponsorship is not available for this position for those who are not based in the UK or not holding settled status.

James Webber Recruitment is operating as a recruitment agency with respect of this vacancy.

James Webber Recruitment prides itself on providing the highest quality of permanent recruitment solutions to our candidates and our preferred partners. We take every application into consideration, however due to the volume of applications cannot always respond to each applicant. We do apologise in advance if we cannot immediately communicate with you.

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