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Sommelier

Job Category: Sommelier

Job Location: New Forest, Southampton

Description: The Company and the Role:

The Company is an award winning 5 Star country hotel and restaurant situated in the scenic heart of the New Forest, Hampshire. They are seeking a full time permanent Sommelier to join their dedicated Wine Team.
The Hotel is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the New Forest landscape.
A multi-award-winning 32 bed hotel with a restaurant which has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist.
The hotel is currently looking for a dedicated Sommelier who is passionate and knowledgeable. The role is permanent.

Key Features of the Role:
Ensuring all areas are properly stocked and set up ready for service
Ensuring an effective wine and beverage service in the restaurant at all times
Full knowledge of the wine list in order to assist guests with their choices, being able to make appropriate recommendations where necessary
Being aware of all bookings and any guest special requirements
Updates to the hotel wine selections and listings
Run any wine tasting sessions as required by the team
Resolving any quest queries relating to the wine and drink service
Ensuring the maintenance and cleanliness of all wine service equipment
Carry out any wine training as requested by Front of House Team Members
Stock and inventory control

Knowledge and Skills:
Sommeliers should have a passion for wines and spirits and have a friendly and warm persona.
The hotel is willing to employ someone who is ambitious and has minimal knowledge as a Sommelier.
They are willing to train and put you on Sommelier WSET courses if you are willing to work hard and progress within the group.
Previous experience as a Sommelier in a Fine Dining restaurant would be preferable but this hotel does not do wine snobbery or stuffiness!
Experienced Sommeliers should have completed a recognised study in wine and spirits and in turn the hotel will provide you with any other qualifications that might be required.
You will gain knowledge of the fantastic menus, learn how the restaurant is run and have amble opportunity to further develop your skills within this award-winning restaurant.
You will be fully knowledgeable of the menus, recipes and all beverage offerings.
Experienced Sommeliers should have a good understanding of cost control and an understanding of wine GP%.
You should possess ambition to continually push yourself to move up to the next career level.
You will be a great team player with good organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a very busy hotel and restaurant, where the Company’s reputation for serving good quality wines alongside consistently preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the right quality, is second to none.
You should have a passion for wines having a desire to aim for high standards.
So, if you like what you have read, and are ready for a new challenge, then please make an application now.

What’s on Offer?
Basic salary will range from £18k to £25k per annum depending upon your knowledge and wine qualification set, plus tronc worth around £2,500 per annum. Live In accommodation is available subject to a personal contribution towards the rent.
Working 5 days out of 7, lunch and dinner typically working 40 - 45 hours per week.
Holiday entitlement is 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years.
The Company also offers a Pension, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Long Service Awards, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox employee discount scheme, Discounts on room rates across the Group’s hotels and Discounted meals and Spa days across the Group’s hotels.
In addition, there will be access opportunities with leading hoteliers, chefs and hospitality entrepreneurs, with a chance to shadow and train with them.
Development opportunities exist within the Group and they look to grow their people by way of a “Budding Entrepreneurs” Programme, their in-house hospitality training scheme.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sommelier or have a passion for wines and spirits.
By applying for this vacancy, you are giving your consent for us to hold your details on our database.
The rpc Group of Companies receives an overwhelming number of CV's / Resumes each day, and each one is reviewed personally by a Consultant. Our pre-selection process is very thorough in order to meet the specific requirements of our clients.
If your details meet the criteria set by our client, then we will contact you regarding the position. If you are not contacted by us, then please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. However, we will keep your details on file and should another suitable or matching vacancy become available then we will contact you. Should you not wish for your details to remain on our database then please contact us.
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Employer Reference: 8265/2018/CA6813FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654

Number of Views: 11
Date Added: 03 July 2018

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