Junior Sommelier

Company: CatererGlobal
Job type: Full-time

Sofitel Dubai the Obelisk scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2020, will be Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East. The hotel will feature 595 luxury guestrooms inclusive of 68 suites and 97 serviced apartments in the heart of Dubai. A variety of trendy restaurants and bars including a contemporary Asian restaurant, a Gastro Pub, a French Brasserie and Patio will bring residents and patrons together to celebrate the French “Joie de Vivre”. Guests will have the option to unwind at the So Spa and outdoor pools with private cabanas or workout in a fully-fledged fitness center. Business travelers will have access to 1,589 square meter of meeting space including one state-of-the-art ballroom ideal for the most sought after social gatherings.

Part of the Wafi Mall new extension and close to the iconic Raffles Dubai, Sofitel Dubai the Obelisk will infuse the brand’s essence with capitalizing on a perfect balance of modernism and ancient Egypt reflective of the renowned design elements of Wafi. If you are as excited as we are about connecting hearts and showing your guest passion, join us as the next Heartist – Airport Concierge and help us to make Sofitel Dubai the Obelisk a truly welcoming destination!

THE POSITION

Sommeliers posses in-depth knowledge and have a great understanding of wine, of which their mastery can be put to good use in a variety of settings..

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and update the wine list in coordination with chefs and the Food and Beverage Manager
  • Recommend food and wine pairings
  • Advise guests on wines based on their personal tastes and food choices
  • Inform guests about different varieties of wines and prices
  • Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware
  • Store open bottles properly to maintain strong taste
  • Manage wine cellar and ensure it’s fully-stocked
  • Train wait staff on available wines
  • Negotiate purchase prices with vendors
  • Organize wine tasting days or “wine of the month” events
  • Comply with all health and safety regulations

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Experience as a Sommelier, Wine Steward/Stewardess or similar role
  • Ability to create tasteful food and wine pairings
  • Extensive knowledge of different wines and which regions produce each type
  • Knowledge of local vineyards and wineries
  • Understanding of the winemaking process
  • Good communication skills
  • Availability to work during opening hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally to meet with wine producers and visit wine-tasting events
  • Reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
  • Team player with a creative and outgoing personality
  • Must be well-presented and professionally groomed at all times
  • Good communication and customer contact skills; good problem resolution skills
  • Good Food and Beverage product knowledge. A good knowledge of beverage service styles and techniques, beverage preparation and specialized beverage orders of service is required. A good knowledge of all hard liquor, wines, mixes/cocktails.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Secondary school education

  • Certification as a Sommelier or degree in hospitality is a plus

    EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years food and beverage experience with detailed wine knowledge Minimum WSET Level 2 


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