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Commis Sommelier


Position Overview

Company Overview

Hotel

We work with some of the most talented and unique individuals in our business, who always ensure the extraordinary guest experience of Dorchester Collection and the hotels within it. It is, after all, our people that bring our vision to life. As a member of our Dorchester Collection Family, we will support your development by nurturing your personality, creating a transparent culture of trust collaboration and appreciation. Supported by our annual personal development planning, tailored learning opportunities and our Academy programs you will be a part of creating a bespoke experience.

Treasured by guests. Cherished by employees. Celebrated worldwide.

As an employee, you are expected to provide our guests with a bespoke and memorable experience measured to the highest standards of quality and service delivery. Additionally the execution of your position will be in accordance to our company policies, standards and procedures.

Our company values are the fundamental spirit on how we reach our goals. As an ambassador of Dorchester Collection you will be entrusted with our values and expected to further enrich our We Care culture: Passion - Personality - Respect - Working Together - Creativity

This job description is intended to illustrate the main duties and responsibilities of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and please be advised that the duties and responsibilities may be added on a temporary or permanent basis as appropriate.   

Reference number

2018-598  

Position Overview

Division & Department

Food & Beverage - Restaurant

Job Title

Commis Sommelier

Contract Type

Permanent

Position Overview

  • To create a wine experience, help and advise guests with their wine and after dinner drinks choices while serving them with accuracy & flair.

Essential Functions & Physical Requirements

  • To create a seamless journey & outstanding wine experience for guests
  • Prepare a comprehensive mis-en place
  • Polish glassware, ice buckets and cocktail trays 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
  • Take orders for cocktails, aperitifs, spirits, wines, liquors and soft drinks, attending to guest needs.
  • Actively up sell beverages to guests by imparting your knowledge of wines and beverages in regards to matching with their dish choice
  • 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
  • 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

  • Sommelier Diploma or minimum WSET Level 1 or 2

     

  • Excellent level of the English language

     

  • Service experience within a restaurant

  • Previous experience in a similar position is required  

     

  • Michelin background restaurant would be an advantage

     

  • Food and wine knowledge

     

  • 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 complimentarily
  • Complimentary meals whilst on duty at our team members' restaurants
  • Complimentary Internet at allocated computers in team areas
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Occupational Health, including subsidised massage treatments and health clinics
  • Complimentary Eye Test for VDU users

Status

Full time

Job location

Job Location

United Kingdom

Location

Blacknest Rd, Sunningdale SL5 7SE  Ascot

Candidate criteria

Skills

Micros/Simphony POS