Sommelier

Job Reference: OBSom

The Oyster Box is looking for a Sommelier with 3 - 4 years experience to join their Food & Beverage Team

Minimum Requirements: 

  • A diploma in Hotel Management 
  • 3-4 years’ experience as a Sommelier in a 4/5 star hotel 
  • Strong knowledge of wine service procedures 

Skills: 

  • Strong command of English combined with good written skills 
  • Ability to work in a team 
  • Ability to up-sell, describe and recommend beverage products

Key Performance Objectives:

  • Responsible for promoting and maximizing beverage sales 
  • Follows and ensures that the company beverage standards of service are being adhered 
  • Provides prompt, attentive and courteous service to every guest 
  • Staying abreast of the latest trends in both the culinary, and wine and spirits world 
  • Helping customers choose the correct wine for a meal 
  • Planning the wine menu 
  • Decanting wines, especially red wines over 10 years old 
  • Choosing and ordering wines that best fit the menu and patrons 
  • Knowing the proper way to store various types of wines 
  • Managing the inventory of the wine cellar 
  • Cultivating relationships with distributors and vintners 
  • Creating a diverse menu of wines at price points for all diners