Job Type:
Job Sector:
Catering, Hospitality
South East
£18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�18k - 25k per year + Tronc + live in Option + Benefits
The rpc Group of Companies
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The Company and the Role:
The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of Hotels to emerge in recent years.
The Company's Hotels are more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden. The concept was created in 2011 and has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
The Company is still expanding with new openings in the pipeline. Their ethos is to want to give their staff a great place to work that is fun, professional and just a little bit different, with bags of opportunity.
The Company is currently looking for a dedicated and passionate Sommelier to join their restaurant team, at their exciting award-winning hotel and restaurant located in the heart of the New Forest. The position 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:
As a Sommelier, you 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 or Wine Waiter.
They are willing to train and put you on Sommelier's WSET courses if you are willing to work hard and progress within the Group.
Previous experience as a Sommelier or Wine Waiter 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 and have your own transport, then please make an application now.

What's on Offer?
A basic salary of �18K - �25K per annum depending upon your knowledge and wine qualification set plus Tronc worth around �2500 per annum. A live-in option 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 entit

Contact Details:
The rpc Group of Companies
Tel: 023 8022 4654
Fax: 023 8022 0808
Contact: Frank Canonico

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