Head Sommelier - Mayfair, London

Employer
Claridge's
Location
Mayfair, London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
12 Apr 2023

Job Details

Head Sommelier - Mayfair, London

We are seeking a driven Head Sommelier to join the team at Claridge’s.

Set in the heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s is an art deco icon and a byword for understated elegance. Since the 1850s, Claridge’s has excelled at the finer things in life: glamorous design, inspiring dining, impeccable service. There are many 5-star hotels in London but nowhere quite like Claridge’s. The hotel is a unique combination of splendour and charm with long-standing connections with royalty that have led to it sometimes being referred to as “annexe to Buckingham Palace”. Claridge’s has a famous all-day dining and Afternoon Tea restaurant the ‘Foyer & Reading Room’, L’Epicerie that offers a culinary theatre of the kitchen, and three bars: Claridge’s Bar, the intimate Fumoir and effortlessly elegant Painter’s Room.

As a Head Sommelier you will be responsible for:

  • Creating renowned memorable experiences for all our guests building genuine emotional bonds with guests, in order to build loyalty and create exceptional service experiences.
  • Managing a team of Sommeliers before and during service.
  • Being an ambassador to the restaurant and a key player in creating a delightful guest experience.
  • Further, leading and developing the sommelier team, including all training and performance management.
  • Continually, researching and developing the wine list that is line with the ethos Fera.

Successful candidates for our Head Sommelier opportunity will:

  • Have previous experience as Head Sommelier within a similar environment, with an exceptional knowledge of wines, spirits and food.
  • Appreciate and respect a more artisan way of producing wine, exceptional knowledge of unusual production methods, appellations and grape varieties.
  • Provide intuitive service, with absolute understanding of our guests needs to create exceptional service experiences that result in lasting memories.
  • Demonstrate genuine dedication to Claridge’s and show a commitment to consistent quality in our product and service.
  • Be a team player who is an avid learner, adaptable and has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with excellent attention to detail
  • Immaculate personal presentation and confident, professional and welcoming personality

This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is looking for a new challenge and wants to join a fast paced and high performing hotel team renowned for their approach and delivery of unparalleled service.

In return we offer fantastic industry leading rewards and benefits, including:

  • Excellent salary and benefits
  • Exceptional opportunity for personal training and development
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount across the Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Hotel guest experience for employees
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and your family
  • Travel card loan
  • Meals on duty
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance helpline and occupational health service
  • Free GP online video consultations via GP service
  • Paid birthday leave

Terms and conditions apply to all benefits

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Company

Set in the heart of Mayfair, Claridge’s is an art deco icon and a byword for understated elegance. Since the 1850s, Claridge’s has excelled at the finer things in life: glamorous design, inspiring dining, impeccable service. There are many 5-star hotels in London but nowhere quite like Claridge’s.  The hotel is a unique combination of splendour and charm with long-standing connections with royalty that have led to it sometimes being referred to as “annexe to Buckingham Palace”. Claridge’s has a famous all-day dining and Afternoon Tea restaurant the ‘Foyer & Reading Room’, L’Epicerie that offers a culinary theatre of the kitchen, and three bars: Claridge’s Bar, the intimate Fumoir and effortlessly elegant Painter’s Room.

 

Find Us
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Claridge's
Telephone
02074096390
Location
Brooks Street
Mayfair, London, UK
London
W1K 4HR
United Kingdom

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