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Sommelier

Gramercy Tavern (42 E. 20th St. NY, NY)
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Company Information Job Description

 

Union Square Hospitality Group is seeking a Sommelier to join the team at Gramercy Tavern!

 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for hospitality as strong as their passion for wine, have a passion for learning as well as teaching, and enjoy being a part of a team.  This individual must be eager to grow within our organization and be comfortable working in a very fast-paced service environment.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an understanding of the proper steps of service required of all FOH service positions
  • Assist guests with pairings to help compliment the menu
  • Maintenance of wine cellar and inventory
  • Participation in staff wine education
  • Maintain mental athleticism for coordination with table pacing, and section maintenance in conjunction with servers and managers
  • Menu and beverage knowledge is comprehensive and kept current as menus evolve

Requirements and Skills:

  • 1-2 years NYC fine dining experience in a Sommelier or wine focused position
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates
  • Have a base knowledge and understanding of classic cookery, and an expert knowledge of wine, beer, and cocktails
  • Have a general knowledge and understanding of Department of Health (DOH) food safety standards
  • An advanced education or certification in wine studies that is service minded

 

 

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