Wine Director, Il Caminetto

  • Toptable Group
  • Management
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 89 West Georgia Street Vancouver, Vancouver
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on July 10, 2024

Job Description

The Wine Director will curate, develop, oversee, and manage the wine program, while working closely with the Chef culinary team and Bar Manager to support the creation and delivery of a unique and elevated beverage guest experience that is in harmony with the kitchen’s food program.

(other duties may be assigned as required)

Oversees the day-to-day beverage operations of the restaurant
Serves as an educator, as well as an inspirational, committed, and responsible leader to the restaurant’s front-of-house teams
Prepares for and inspires staff to deliver a memorable beverage experience
Displays a passion for and about wine and the industry
Delivers superior customer service through effective training and education
Leads by example by delivering superior consistent customer service and hospitality
Maximizes resources and budget by maintaining and monitoring inventory and expenses
Develops a strong rapport with agents and wineries
Drives positive results and aligns with business goals
Under the direction of the Restaurant Director, initiates and executes special projects as required

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Minimum 3 years’ experience leading a premium food and beverage operation
Holds a high-level, professionally recognized Sommelier certification from WSET, CMS, ISG or another valued equivalent
Related university degree or a combination of education and experience
Strong business acumen with a proven ability to provide insightful industry leading, best-in-class outcomes to perpetuate growth in a premium service environment
Highly committed to a premium level of quality
Skilled at developing and creating food and beverage experiences that drive customer satisfaction and loyalty
Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze current business problems and implement recommended solutions
A solutions-provider committed to a vision of service to create an ultimate guest experience
Strong verbal and written English communication skills
Superior conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners
Excellent planning and organizational skills, including the ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
Comfortable with dealing with media, public speaking, and VIP guests
Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays



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