Sommelier

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Sommelier Job Description

 

Job Title: Sommelier

 

Introduction:

A sommelier is a wine expert who typically works in a fine-dining restaurant or hotel. Their main responsibility is to help guests select the perfect wine to complement their meals. They are also responsible for managing wine inventory, creating wine lists, and training restaurant staff on wine service.

 

Key Responsibilities:

- Assist guests with wine selection by recommending the perfect wine to complement their meals.

- Manage wine inventory, ensure proper storage conditions, and conduct regular inventory audits.

- Create wine lists, including selecting wines, designing layout, and determining pricing.

- Train restaurant staff on wine service, including proper wine storage, decanting, and serving techniques.

- Work with chefs to develop food and wine pairing suggestions.

- Maintain knowledge of current wine trends and industry developments.

- Attend wine tastings and trade shows to expand knowledge and keep up-to-date on the latest offerings.

 

Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in hospitality management, culinary arts, or a related field.

- Certification as a sommelier from a reputable organization (e.g., Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators).

- Minimum of 5 years of experience as a sommelier, preferably in a fine-dining restaurant or hotel.

- Deep knowledge of wine varietals, regions, and production methods.

- Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex wine concepts to guests in a clear and concise manner.

- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage wine inventory and create wine lists.

- Customer-service oriented with a passion for creating memorable dining experiences.

 

Physical Demands:

- Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

- Ability to lift and move heavy boxes of wine.

- Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.