Head Sommelier

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£25,000 to £26,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Competitive salary plus fantastic benefits
Exclusive Hotels
Job Ref:

The recommendation and sale of wines and other beverages to our guests. To ensure complete guest satisfaction by delivering outstanding wine and drinks service consistently and effectively within our fine dining restaurant.
Package descriptionHospitality is all about people and Exclusive Hotels and Venues are committed to ensuring our people are happy and well rewarded so that in turn, they pass the positivity onto our guests. As well as excellent training, development and progression opportunities, other benefits for successful candidates include;

       Competitive salary
       Complimentary meals whilst on duty
       Complimentary car parking
       Discounted room nights across all Exclusive Hotels and Venues
       Discounts on food and beverage across all Exclusive properties

Main responsibilitiesThe Sommelier will be responsible for;

 Ensuring own areas are properly stocked and set up ready for service
Ensuring an effective wine and beverage service in the restaurant at all times
Supervising Commis Sommeliers
Responsible for wine list in order to assist guest with their choices, being able to make appropriate recommendations where necessary.
Being aware of all bookings and any special guest requirements
Updates to the hotel wine selections and listings
Run any wine tasting sessions as required by the team
Resolving any guest queries relating to wine and drink service
Ensuring the maintenance and cleanliness of all wine service equipment
Maintain all standards as would be required in a Michelin Star restaurant
Carry out any wine training as required by front of house team members
Stock and inventory control
Liaison with and management of relationships with suppliers

Ideal candidate
Previous experience as a Sommelier in a Fine Dining restaurant is essential
Comprehensive knowledge of world wines and beverages
Excellent knowledge and genuine passion for food
Exceptional customer service standards
Experience of managing a team
Fluent in written and spoken English
Confident, professional and welcoming

About the companyExclusive Hotels and Venues is a family owned collection of six individual and characterful country house hotels and venues situated across the south of England. Offering every imaginable leisure, wedding, meeting and training requirement and more they are all situated in beautiful locations, surrounded by acres of stunning countryside and gardens.


Contact Details:
Exclusive Hotels
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Stephanie Ashfield

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