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8038 Assistant Head Sommelier

Job Title: 8038 Assistant Head Sommelier
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Forest, Hampshire
Salary: 26000 - 30000
REF: 8038/2018/CA6626FC
Contact Name: Frank Canonico
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

The Company and the Role:
The Hotel is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the New Forest landscape. A multi-award-winning 32 bed hotel with a restaurant which has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist.
The Company is currently looking for a dedicated Assistant Head Sommelier who is passionate and knowledgeable. The position is permanent and is located in the New Forest.
Key Features of the Role:
As an Assistant Head Sommelier you will be responsible for assisting the Head Sommelier in the development of the hotel’s wine team ensuring their guests are provided with a quality experience.
You will bring your own uniqueness to the hotel’s wine list using their  traditional wine cellar.
Knowledge and Skills:
You will be an accomplished Sommelier with a friendly and warm persona.
Previous experience as a Sommelier in a Fine Dining restaurant would be preferable but this hotel does not do wine snobbery or stuffiness !
You must 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
You 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, then please make an application now.

What’s on Offer?
A basic salary of £26 – 30k  per annum depending upon your knowledge and 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 entitlement is 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising by 1 day each year for 5 years.
The Company also offers a Pension, Meals on Duty, Uniforms, Long Service Awards, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, Perkbox employee discount scheme, Discounts on room rates across the Group’s hotels and Discounted meals and Spa days across the Group’s hotels.
Development opportunities exist within the Group and they look to grow their people by way of a “ Budding Entrepreneurs “ Programme, their in-house hospitality training scheme.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sommelier.
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