Coworth Park

Sommelier - Coworth Park

Coworth Park
Dorchester, Dorset
05 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022
Job Type
Full Time
Sommelier - Coworth Park

Position Overview

  • We are looking for a Dynamic Sommelier to join our Michelin starred restaurant run by Executive Chef Adam Smith.

     We are looking for someone who has a real passion for delivering the highest levels of wine service and creating a fantastic dining experience for our guests from a wine list that includes more than 350 references with a fine selection from Burgundy and Bordeaux, but with an additional focus on wine from new world.

     As a Sommelier you will be expected to assist the Head of Wines with wine and beverage service which includes supervising the setting up and clearing down after each service.

    During service,  the Sommelier will recommend and sell wines to guests that will complement their tastes and meal as well as pairing wines to accompany Adam’s tasting menu.

    Engaging with customers is essential therefore enjoyment in delivering the highest levels of service is essential.

    Please note: a points-based immigration system affecting the eligibility to apply to work in the UK has been introduced from 1 January 2021, and this role does not provide visa sponsorship. Based on this new system:

    Applicants with Irish citizenship, an indefinite leave to enter the UK or an indefinite leave to remain in the UK are eligible to apply to work in the UK.

    EU, EEA or Swiss citizens who already lived in the UK by 31 December 2020 need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 and obtain a settled or pre-settled status to continue living and working in the UK after this date.

    All other nationalities that require a visa to be eligible to work in the UK will continue. Please refer to the official government website for further information

  • Essential Functions & Physical Requirements

    •To create a seamless journey & outstanding wine experience for guests

    •Prepare a comprehensive mis-en place

    •Polish glassware to ensure the highest standards of presentation

    •Provide knowledgeable advise to guests on wine selection in a professional and friendly manner, and serve all drinks with accuracy and attention to detail

    •Help with food services and clearing of tables (when possible) as part of the Restaurant team

    •Check wine sales on all relevant client bills to ensure to ensure accuracy of bills and money

    Qualifications and Desirables

    •Have studied WSET or equivalent Sommelier qualifications

    •Excellent level of the English language

    •Previous experience within a AA or Michelin restaurant is desirable

    •Previous experience in a similar position is required 

    •Food and wine knowledge is a must

    •Great presentation

    Benefit Package

    •Complimentary nights with breakfast within Dorchester Collection

    •50% F&B discount at selected restaurants

    •Very generous Employee Introductory Scheme offered

    •Team members' awards and incentives schemes

    •Contributory pension scheme entitlement from date of commencement

    •Life assurance cover for all team members

    •Uniform laundered complimentary

    •Complimentary meals whilst on duty at our team members' restaurants

    •Complimentary Internet at allocated computers in team areas

    •Occupational Health, including subsidised massage treatments and health clinics

    •Complimentary Eye Test for VDU users

    •Learning and Development opportunities, to include subsidized wine courses

    Status Full time

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