The Company and the Role:
The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of Hotels to emerge in recent years.
The Company's 5-star Hotels all having a touch of superior elegance inside and outside, fabulous grounds, and are more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden. The concept was created in 2011 and has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
The Company is expanding with new venue openings in the pipeline. Their ethos is to give their staff a great place to work that is fun, professional, and just a little bit different, with bags of opportunity for career progression and potential international work experience.
They pride themselves in their ability to bring the best out of their FOH Sommelier Wine Team, with constant learning provided, and freedom to experiment with wine and drink pairings.
Complementing the fresh ingredients used in all of the restaurant's menu items from their own gardens and greenhouses. Creating new guest experiences with passion and delivering on expectations. It can be challenging at times but very rewarding.
The Company is currently looking for a dedicated, organised Sommelier (aka a Rock 'n' Roll wine Nerd!) to join their FOH Wine Team at one of the most exciting award-winning Hotel restaurants in North Cornwall. The position is permanent and full time.
Key Features of the Role:
- Developing your knowledge of wines whilst working on the floor during vibrant restaurant service.
- Interacting with guests, pairing wines from our traditional underground cellar.
- Using your hospitality wine and drinks-based knowledge to create good pairings, recommendations, as well as being able to retain knowledge of wine lists.
- Keeping a professional attitude in a busy restaurant and hotel environment and being aware of bookings and any guest special requirements.
- Engage with guests in a quirky, non-stuffy, more informal environment.
- Ensuring all areas and equipment are properly stocked, maintained, cleaned, and set up ready for service.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
As Sommelier you must have a can-do attitude; and be truly reflective of the company's brand.
Proactive and motivated approach, developing a strong product knowledge to pass onto the other members of your team.
You must have exposure to wines and drink pairings in a customer service or hospitality sector.
Working collaboratively with the management team to provide guests with a truly unique experience.
Working hours include some evenings and weekends.
Experience in a similar role is essential, plus recognised qualifications in wine and spirits.
What is on Offer?
A Sommelier has an attractive basic salary £22K - £25K depending upon your knowledge, experience, wine qualifications and skill set, plus Tronc worth around £2500 per annum.
Working 5 days out of 7, lunch and dinner typically working 45 hours per week in a relaxed and informal setting and wearing jeans and casual wear to work.
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.
In addition, there will be access opportunities with leading hoteliers, hospitality entrepreneurs and professionals, with a chance to shadow and train with them.
Development opportunities exist within the Group, and they look to grow their people by way of a “Buddi