• The Wickaninnish Inn
  • Supervisory
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 500 Osprey Lane
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on November 8, 2023

Job Description

Join our Restaurant Team as the Assistant Sommelier (Maternity Leave), where you have the opportunity to learn and grow in a Relais & Chateaux property also recognized as an AAA 4-Diamond Resort and T&L World’s Best Hotel.


  • 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 the planning, organization, direction, and control of Wine & Spirit offerings within The Pointe Restaurant, On The Rocks Bar, Private Bar, Room Service, and Driftwood Cafe
  • Assist the Director of F&B/Sommelier with HR functions such as assisting with hiring, training and development of the Sommelier Team, including regular employee reviews.
  • Create and execute 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 Room Service
  • Assist Sommelier Team with inventory & cellar management; Control monthly inventory and weekly ordering, assisting in creating, meeting and exceeding all restaurant wine & spirit financial goals and helping to analyze, review, and follow up on these monthly results
  • 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
  • Regular team, supervisor, and food & beverage meetings

Team Member Benefits:

Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • 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
  • WSET Level 3 Sommelier Certification
  • Ability to maintain all COVID-19 operating regulations/standards
  • A mutual understanding of your employment duration will be determined during your interview



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Serving It Right

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