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Full-time

Industry: Front of House

Company: Tavistock Restaurant Collection

Job Type

Full-time, Part-time

Description

NEW RESTAURANT OPENING – NAMI LAKE NONA Nami is discreetly tucked away at Lake Nona Wave Hotel, adjacent to the Lake Nona Sculpture Garden, a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections. Nami’s intimate and exclusive 10-seat omakase counter will offer a modern approach to the traditional chef-curated experience. An energetic cocktail bar and dining room will offer a different experience, with thoughtfully prepared menus that juxtapose precise technique with playful nuances to offer Nami’s interpretive take on Japanese ingredients and flavors. Join the Nami experience and follow along on Instagram at @namilakenona for more information and updates. If interested and you believe your experience may apply, we encourage you to answer the following questions in our application:

  • What is the coolest restaurant you have ever been to?
  • What is the craziest thing you have ever eaten?
  • What is your favorite cocktail?
  • Have you ever traveled outside of the US? If so, where to?

If selected for an interview, these questions will help us learn more about you so we can share more about our restaurant and career opportunities.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a Sommelier to act as our wine expert and create wine lists that pair with our food menus. Sommelier responsibilities include recommending wine varieties to our guests, supervising wine serving and collaborating with winemakers to renew our selections and achieve better prices. To be qualified for this role, you should have relevant experience in hospitality or a vineyard and be available to work during business hours

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • 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
  • Ask guests for ID to verify legal drinking age
  • Comply with all health and safety regulations

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Adaptability & Flexibility – Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities and works with a variety of situations, individuals, groups, and varying customer needs
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  • Communication – Listens to others and communicates in an effective manner
  • Confidence – A matured and justified self-belief in one’s ability to do the job, and the conveyance of that behalf
  • Customer Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the services offered by TRC; provides excellent customer service to both guests and team members
  • Initiative – Recognizes situations that warrant initiative and moves forward without hesitation; reasonably resolves issues, problems, or situations
  • Problem Solving – Resolves difficult or complicated challenges
  • Teamwork – Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables

Requirements

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: High School; able to communicate (speak, read, and write) in English

Experience: Prior experience as a Sommelier, Wine Steward/Stewardess or similar role

Computer Skills: Experience using a Point of Sale (POS) system

Certificates & Licenses: Sommelier Certification preferred

Other Requirements: Must meet local, legal minimum age requirement to serve alcoholic beverages; coordination skills that allow proper pouring and carrying of several drinks and plates at the same time

Extensive knowledge of different wines and the winemaking process

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