Assistant Sommelier

  • The Wickaninnish Inn
  • Administration
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 500 Osprey Lane Tofino
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on February 9, 2024

Job Description

Join our Restaurant Team as a Jr. Sommelier/Wine Server, where you have the opportunity to learn and grow in a Relais & Chateaux property also recognized as a Forbes, AAA 4-Diamond Resort and T&L World’s Best Hotel. The Junior Sommelier/Wine Server role is a combination position of Fine Dining Server and Sommelier. The Junior Sommelier will be effective for four months until mid February and then full-time Fine Dining Server.

As an Assistant Sommelier you will:

• Ensure efficient and personalized guest service meeting and exceeding Relais & Chateaux, AAA 4 & 5 Diamond and Forbes Standards
• Lead by example and be a pro-active member of The Pointe Restaurant Team
• Guiding guests through available food & beverage(wine/spirits) options, assisting with selections and pairings
• Stocking, product rotation & quality control for all food & beverage outlets
• Assist with tastings and training seminars for the service team, and guests, as directed by the Director of Food & Beverage
• Support the service team and floor manager while on shift
Assist with wine/beverage service for all service periods and outlets including room service
• Assist Sommelier Team with inventory & cellar management
Maintain cleanliness & organization of storage areas, cellar and fridges
• Familiarize yourself with the requests of Return Guests and Special Attention guests, to better serve them on the floor and look for opportunities to exceed their expectations.
• Continued education and research on new product within the food & beverage industry
• Attend Regular team and supervisor meetings
• Serve selected food & beverages items, describe in accordance to 4 & 5 Diamond fine dining standards
• Preparation of restaurant for ensuing shifts
• Mentor & educate service team on wine/spirits/beer and other beverages

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Our ideal candidate will embody the West Coast culture, while still being committed to the art of hospitality and pursuit of excellence. They will have:

• Willingness to learn in a team environment while striving to exceed Relais & Chateaux, AAA 4 & 5 Diamond and Forbes Standards and be constantly challenged to grow within the restaurant team
• Previous experience both as a server and sommelier in a fine dining restaurant with specific focus on wine and spirit service
• A professional attitude and an appreciation for detail
• Thorough knowledge of wine, spirits and other alcohols; extensive knowledge of BC wines and Old World wines a must
• Self-motivation for continuous education about wines and spirits
• Professional and positive attitude in every aspect of the position
• Consistent punctuality and dedication
• A calm, polite and composed demeanor
• A desire to contribute exciting and innovative ideas towards the ongoing improvement of The Pointe Restaurant and the Wickaninnish Inn as a whole
• Valid Serving It Right Certification
• Sommelier Certification an asset, WSET Level 3 or equivalent a minimum standard
• A mutual understanding of your employment duration will be determined during your interview



Other Perks/Benefits

Dental Care Extended Health Care Life Insurance RRSP Match On-site parking Vision Care Company events Store Discount Wellness program Discount or free food

Recommended Training

Serving It Right

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