Sommelier Garrick Club
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15 Garrick Street WC2E 9AY

Sommelier, 40 hours a week, £30,500.

 

The Garrick Club, founded in 1831, is an exclusive private members’ Club situated in Covent Garden. The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 by a group of literary gentlemen under the patronage of the King’s brother, the egalitarian Duke of Sussex. They announced that the Club would be a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Full Time Sommelier to join our team. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of the role in a fine dining setting and will offer a customer-focused, friendly approach to our Members and guests. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about wine, who is hungry for knowledge and is a team player.

 

The usual duties include:

        Recommending and serving fine wines and beverages to Members and guests.    

        Setting up for service and assisting with cleaning duties.

        Cleaning glasses and replenishing dishwasher fluids.

        Decanting fine wine.

        Operating the Coravin.

        Gain knowledge of our Wine List.

 

The benefits include:

        Working a sociable Monday to Friday. The Club is closed Saturday and Sunday. Occasionally we might          require you to work on the weekend if a special club event is taking place.

        Discretionary service charge every 4 months and after the probation period of 3 months.

        Meals on duty

        Pension scheme after the probation period of 3 months

        Training and development opportunities (in-house and through WSET)

         28 days of annual leave (the Club typically closes in August and for Christmas holidays)

 

Eligibility: In line with the requirements of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

On the job training under the mentorship and guidance of the Head Sommelier/Bar Manager

        The principles of hospitality and fine dining service – creating memorable experiences

        Interaction with colleagues and members; a positive attitude is essential

        Attending and passing the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 course in fine wines

        Quality control, courtesy and resolving complaints, ensuring cocktail and wine presentation is at the approved standard of excellence

        IT Skills- understanding the pricing and billing system and ensuring all bar and wine charges are accurate 

        Managing a section within the bars, when sufficiently confident to do so, leading by example

        Understanding the importance of wine when paired with a Menu, general sommelier training

        Ensuring the Health and safety requirements are met.

 

Technical Skills & Previous Experience:

        Up to date working knowledge of health and safety regulations.

        This position supports the educational achievements by offering insights into a real hospitality organization, where practical training is the key.

        A professional, positive ambitious outlook on the future of hospitality.

        Confidence in speaking English is essential.

        Experience in a similar position and environment.

 

Personal Skills & Behaviours:

        Demonstrates team working at every opportunity and works in a collaborative way.

        To be flexible and willing to work occasional out of hours (weekends/evenings).

        Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

        To wear and maintain the correct uniform always provided to you.

        To behave in a polite, honest and friendly way to Members and colleagues.

Sommelier
Garrick Club

Recruiter

Garrick Club

Location

15 Garrick Street WC2E 9AY

Salary

30500

Job Type

Full Time

Reporting To

Head Sommelier

Closing Date

31 March 2024

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