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Assistant Head Sommelier - Maidenhead, Berkshire

Cliveden House
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Competitive Salary + Service Charge
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Assistant Head Sommelier - Maidenhead, Berkshire

Cliveden House are looking for an Assistant Head Sommelier to join their growing team.

Cliveden House

Cliveden is undeniably special. It’s one of the world’s finest luxury 5 Red Star hotels, and it sits right in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of stunning gardens and parkland with incredible views over the River Thames.

What sets us apart is how much we value our team. We’re all about luxury, but we keep things relaxed without all the formalities. We encourage our team to be themselves because it’s their unique personalities that make our guest experiences truly unforgettable. Together, we have created a culture where our efforts go hand in hand with enjoying what we do and delivering with an unwavering commitment for exceptional hospitality.

Assistant Head Sommelier

We are currently in search of an Assistant Head Sommelier to join our esteemed team at Cliveden House, where the artistry of wine meets unparalleled hospitality. This role presents an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with our Head Sommelier in curating an exceptional wine experience for our guests. We are seeking an individual with a proven background in the world of wines, an experienced palate, and a commitment to elevating the dining experience.

Our ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a sommelier background, ideally within a luxury hospitality environment
  • Collaborate with our Head Sommelier in leading the wine service team to uphold the highest standards
  • Embrace a hands-on approach, ensuring each guest receives personalised guidance in their wine selections
  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of wine pairings to enhance the overall dining experience
  • Show a commitment to cultivating a sophisticated and memorable atmosphere in our 3 Rosette Cliveden Dining Room
  • Display a keen interest in continuous refinement of the wine programme to exceed the expectations of our discerning guests
  • Be proactive and quick-thinking, contributing to the seamless execution of our exceptional wine service at Cliveden House

What’s in it for you?

  • Monthly service charge
  • 29 days of annual leave, including bank holidays
  • Regular team gatherings and appreciation events
  • Complimentary team meals
  • Exclusive team rates and friends & family rates at our Iconic Luxury Hotels
  • Exclusive team rates with Relais & Chateaux properties worldwide
  • Exclusive team rates with London & Regional properties worldwide
  • Discounts on spa treatments and products
  • Discounts on all food & beverage offerings including the Cookery School at Chewton Glen
  • Special gifts based on length of service
  • Team referral programme
  • Health cash plan
  • Participation in the cycle-to-work scheme
  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • …and so much more.

If you thrive in the fast-paced world of hospitality and are eager to collaborate with an exceptional team, we invite you to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


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