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Advertiser: BSV Consultants

Job Title: Sommelier
Location:Ascot, Berkshire, England
Rate:£18K.0000 to £20K. Per Year
Description: We are looking for a Sommelier ready to take the next step in their career and work for a stunning 5* Hotel, based in Berkshire near Ascot.

Working within our Restaurant to create a 5 star wine experience when providing guests with advice on wines and beverages to complement their food choices. You must ensure outstanding service with accuracy and flair and through your thorough knowledge of wines.

Main Duties:

* Identify when and why decanting of wines is required and perform decanting of bottles of wine or port in front of the guest in a professional and careful manner.
* Polish glassware, ice buckets and cocktail trays up to ensure the highest standards of presentation.
* Display a thorough knowledge of the menu with regard to dish content and with appropriate wines when requested by guests.
* Prepare a comprehensive mise-en-place
* Take orders for cocktails, aperitifs, spirits, wines, liqueurs and soft drinks.
* Help with food service and clearing of tables (when possible) as part of the Restaurant team.
* Provide knowledgeable advise to guests on wine selection in a professional and friendly manner and serve all drinks in a with accuracy and attention to detail.
* Actively up sell beverages to guests by imparting your knowledge of wines and beverages in regards to matching with their dish choice.
* Uphold good housekeeping practices (ie neat and correct storage) to ensure safe, clean and pleasant working environment.


* Ideally a Sommelier Diploma or similar
* Outstanding wine and beverage knowledge is essential
* A thorough knowledge of food, food service and the combination of food and wine including knowledge of glassware, decanting, temperatures, corkage
* Previous experience in a Sommelier or service position
* A thorough knowledge of wines, wine making, spirits, liqueurs, cognacs, etc including Good understanding of grapes, regions, vintages
* The ability to effectively communicate with guests and staff on all levels
* Good command of spoken and written English
* Understand and utilise a consistent approach of high service quality
* The right to work in the United Kingdom
* IT literate
* Exceptionally well groomed and presented
* Outstanding customer care skills
* Passion for food and wine


* Complimentary nights with breakfast within the Hotel group
* Occupational Health, including subsidised massage treatments and health clinics
* 50% F&B discount at selected restaurants at the Hotel and group
* Uniform laundered complimentarily
* Team members' awards and incentives schemes
* Complimentary meals whilst on duty at our team members' restaurants
* Contributory pension scheme entitlement from date of commencement
* Life assurance cover for all team members
* Complimentary Internet at allocated computers in team areas
Skills Required: Sommelier
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Contact: Mark Porter Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: +44 (0) 1483 768600 Contact Fax:
Reference: MPCP2333 Added: 26-09-2017
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