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Senior Sommelier

Summary
Senior Sommelier
Salary £30000 - £40000 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 3 years of experience
Location 11-13 Frith St, West End, London W1D 4RB, UK

Senior Sommelier


Description

Are you ready to bring the new to your career? Join us in the heart of Soho and help us bring together the best of Japanese and Peruvian culture. You will be part of an inclusive and diverse team, with focus on Nikkei cuisine flavors in a vibrant, contemporary environment, delivering extraordinary culinary experiences. 

We are NZR Group - set up in 2013 by renowned restauranteur Kurt Zdesar. We run, own and franchise hospitality venues around the world. We’re passionate about People, we are uncompromising on Quality and above all we Love what we do.

We currently have Chotto-Matte restaurants around the globe; London, Miami, Toronto. 2021 will see 2 new sites in Doha and Riyadh.


When we’re looking for people to take on a role, we’re looking for somebody who can make it their own, challenge us as a business but also can deliver high standards and ultimately make our venues the best they can be.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

·       An amicable workplace and work-life balance.

·       On duty meals every day of the week.

·       Staff recognition and incentives.

·       Career progression and training.

·       28 days paid holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays.

·       People’s Pension scheme contribution after 3 months.

·       Staff discount across all Chotto-Matte restaurants.

·       Recommend a friend scheme with great bonuses per individual referral.

·       Code App Membership, giving you access to over 200 industry offers across the best restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK.

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To manage and participate in all wine related activities, ensuring that the highest quality products and service are delivered with respect to the locations wine program, working with Group Bar Manager and/or Bar Manager to help choose and curate wine varieties for our beverage menu. We are looking for a sommelier that will maximize guest satisfaction, providing sommelier service on volume shifts, furthermore capable of providing training to our staff, and supplier negotiation/selection. All work is to be carried out within the departmental business plan and the NZR group corporate guidelines.


GENERAL DUTIES:

·       Create and update the wine list in coordination with the Food and Beverage program.

·       Recommend food and wine pairings.

·       Advise guests on wines based on their personal tastes and food choices.

·       Inform guests about different varieties of wines and prices.

·       Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware.

·       Collaborate with Bar manager to store open bottles properly.

·       Manage wine cellar / storage and ensure its fully stocked and secure.

·       Train all wait and bar staff on available wines.

·       Negotiate purchase prices with various vendors.

·       Organize and suggest wine tastings and promotional wine events.

·       Ensure all legal and safety regulations are met regarding wine service.

·       Comply with all company health and safety regulations.


ACCOUNTABILITY:

·       Actively participate in assisting to achieve departmental goals and objectives and carry out assigned work by Managers, London Head Office and Executive Chef.

·       Actively engage in your own personal development to benefit the business and improve your personal skills – probationary period reviews, annual appraisals, attending training and development courses.

·       Actively participate and host weekly/monthly departmental meetings and any other meetings that you are required to attend.

·       Actively participate in addressing complaints and resolving problems.

·       Actively participate in controlling wine inventory, including orders and counts.


 

KNOWLEDGE, PERSONAL SKILLS & PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

·       3 years’ experience in Bar and restaurant management with a large wine program.

·       Personal License holder

·       COSSH or equivalent training.

·       Extensive Wine and beverage knowledge

·       Ability to create tastings and educational documents.

·       Good health and safety knowledge.

·       Ability to communicate with customers and peers with a friendly and positive attitude.

·       Self-motivated, continuously seeking to succeed and progress in career within the company.

·       Extremely flexible and committed.

·       Lively, enthusiastic and confident.

·       Ability to handle difficult situations successfully.

·       Excellent organizational skills.

·       Excellent supervisory and management skills. 


WORK ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

·       UK resident.

·       Pre-Settlement or Settlement status, required to provide Share Code.

·       National Insurance Number.

 

If all of the above sounds like something for you, then don’t hesitate to apply and we will be excited to have you part of our fantastic team!

Are you ready to bring the new to your career? Join us in the heart of Soho and help us bring together the best of Japanese and Peruvian culture. You will be part of an inclusive and diverse team, with focus on Nikkei cuisine flavors in a vibrant, contemporary environment, delivering extraordinary culinary experiences. 

We are NZR Group - set up in 2013 by renowned restauranteur Kurt Zdesar. We run, own and franchise hospitality venues around the world. We’re passionate about People, we are uncompromising on Quality and above all we Love what we do.

We currently have Chotto-Matte restaurants around the globe; London, Miami, Toronto. 2021 will see 2 new sites in Doha and Riyadh.


When we’re looking for people to take on a role, we’re looking for somebody who can make it their own, challenge us as a business but also can deliver high standards and ultimately make our venues the best they can be.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

·       An amicable workplace and work-life balance.

·       On duty meals every day of the week.

·       Staff recognition and incentives.

·       Career progression and training.

·       28 days paid holiday, inclusive of Bank Holidays.

·       People’s Pension scheme contribution after 3 months.

·       Staff discount across all Chotto-Matte restaurants.

·       Recommend a friend scheme with great bonuses per individual referral.

·       Code App Membership, giving you access to over 200 industry offers across the best restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK.

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

To manage and participate in all wine related activities, ensuring that the highest quality products and service are delivered with respect to the locations wine program, working with Group Bar Manager and/or Bar Manager to help choose and curate wine varieties for our beverage menu. We are looking for a sommelier that will maximize guest satisfaction, providing sommelier service on volume shifts, furthermore capable of providing training to our staff, and supplier negotiation/selection. All work is to be carried out within the departmental business plan and the NZR group corporate guidelines.


GENERAL DUTIES:

·       Create and update the wine list in coordination with the Food and Beverage program.

·       Recommend food and wine pairings.

·       Advise guests on wines based on their personal tastes and food choices.

·       Inform guests about different varieties of wines and prices.

·       Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware.

·       Collaborate with Bar manager to store open bottles properly.

·       Manage wine cellar / storage and ensure its fully stocked and secure.

·       Train all wait and bar staff on available wines.

·       Negotiate purchase prices with various vendors.

·       Organize and suggest wine tastings and promotional wine events.

·       Ensure all legal and safety regulations are met regarding wine service.

·       Comply with all company health and safety regulations.


ACCOUNTABILITY:

·       Actively participate in assisting to achieve departmental goals and objectives and carry out assigned work by Managers, London Head Office and Executive Chef.

·       Actively engage in your own personal development to benefit the business and improve your personal skills – probationary period reviews, annual appraisals, attending training and development courses.

·       Actively participate and host weekly/monthly departmental meetings and any other meetings that you are required to attend.

·       Actively participate in addressing complaints and resolving problems.

·       Actively participate in controlling wine inventory, including orders and counts.


 

KNOWLEDGE, PERSONAL SKILLS & PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

·       3 years’ experience in Bar and restaurant management with a large wine program.

·       Personal License holder

·       COSSH or equivalent training.

·       Extensive Wine and beverage knowledge

·       Ability to create tastings and educational documents.

·       Good health and safety knowledge.

·       Ability to communicate with customers and peers with a friendly and positive attitude.

·       Self-motivated, continuously seeking to succeed and progress in career within the company.

·       Extremely flexible and committed.

·       Lively, enthusiastic and confident.

·       Ability to handle difficult situations successfully.

·       Excellent organizational skills.

·       Excellent supervisory and management skills. 


WORK ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

·       UK resident.

·       Pre-Settlement or Settlement status, required to provide Share Code.

·       National Insurance Number.

 

If all of the above sounds like something for you, then don’t hesitate to apply and we will be excited to have you part of our fantastic team!


Details
Salary £30000 - £40000 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 3 years of experience
Location 11-13 Frith St, West End, London W1D 4RB, UK

Skills
Inventory Management
Training Experience
Advanced Knowledge of Wines
Fast-Paced Experience
Knowledge of Wine Pairings
By applying you confirm you have these skills.

11-13 Frith St, West End, London W1D 4RB, UK