Job Title:: Head Sommelier
Contract Type:: Full time
Job Location (Country):: Scotland, UK
Cuisine type:: Fine Dining
Description:: We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual to build and drive the wine team in the Strathearn restaurant. With a dining room and cellar refurbishment scheduled for 2019, this is an incredible opportunity to join our F&B management team.
• Train and develop team members to continually deliver a high quality product.
• Communicate necessary information to all of the team.
• Carry out interviews, as required to maintain budgeted staffing levels.
• Review the team members’ performance to maximise their contribution to the hotel.
• Continually look at ways of increasing the quality of service to enhance guest satisfaction.
• Set and maintain standards to deliver a consistent quality product.
• Support the operational team to enable them to successfully contribute to the agreed departmental objectives.
• Assist the Restaurant Manager in planning ahead for special events eg festive periods.
• Provide a friendly and efficient service ensuring a high standard of hospitality.
• Upsell at every opportunity to maximise profitability.
• Deal with any problems which may arise to minimise guest complaints.
• Relay any guest comments to senior management where appropriate.
• Ensure maintenance of equipment stocks for operational use.
• Liaise with Cellars on best products available on the market.
• Assist in the preparation of yearly business plans (beverage in particular).
• Keep up to date with ongoing financial results.
• Ensure that all of the team is competent and aware of how to securely close all payment transactions.
• Attend team meetings so as to be kept fully aware of events within the hotel.
• Control costs and labour charges to meet budgeted targets.
• Be aware of industry trends and how these may impact the business.
• Know and understand evacuation procedures to ensure guest safety.
• Working knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety standards.
Sommeliers in the operation team:: more than 5 Sommeliers
Work permit:: - Need work visa
Accommodation:: - Temporarily provided
Languages required:: English
Wine list:: - more than 500 bins
Name:: Daniel Greenock
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