The Sommelier plays an important role in the Food and Beverage Department. This position is responsible for the daily activities necessary for maintenance and promotion of wine and spirits to include revenue/cost goals, superior guest service, and detailed knowledge of all related products. The Sommelier will primarily work out of the Lautrec Restaurant, but may be placed at numerous Food and Beverage outlets throughout the resort including but not limited to Nemacolin's Forbes and AAA rated fine dining outlets.
Responsible for the recommendation, sale and service of wine and other beverages
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field
Maintain and update wine and other beverage lists
Be available to conduct weekly wine classes in the Academie du Vin and for private groups as well as ability to give private and educational wine tours
Maintain standards of Forbes according to the 2014 specifications
Leads and directs the work of others
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required
Typically reports to a head of a unit/department.
Ensure wines of critical age are sold and existing dead stock is being eliminated
Work closely with chef de cuisine in pairing menus and suggesting pairings for guests
Lead in nightly setup and breakdown for professional wine service
Assist in ensuring monthly beverage inventory is completed in a timely manner as well as variance report with cellar attendant
Maintain active presence in dining areas, offering extra help during busy periods.
Assist all servers with wine and/or beverage service where needed.
Ensure glassware cleanliness and ample inventory during daily setup
Be instrumental in developing, maintaining, and executing specialized spirit program
Associate's degree in the area of Hospitality Management or Business Management; or its equivalent and at least 3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Level One Certificate from Court of Master Sommeliers or comparable professional association ie. CWS
Detailed knowledge of wine varietals, regions, wine making practices and innovative industry techniques as well as all product labels on outlet list
Work towards target revenue by controlling costs, appropriately monitoring and understanding list pricing, costs and proper pours
Ability to work weekends, evening hours and holidays
Ability to lift 40 lbs
All interested applicants must apply online at: www.nemacolin.com/careers