Assistant Head Sommelier - Brooklands

Grosvenor Place, London
Market Leading Salary & Benefits + Service Charge / Update Salary Banding
05 Feb 2024
04 Mar 2024
Full Time, Part Time

Assistant Head Sommelier - Brooklands 

The Peninsula London is excited to announce that we are seeking an Assistant Head Sommelier to work within Brooklands Restaurant, assisting with designing and delivering a unique and market leading wine programme alongside the Head Sommelier. This position will have a great passion for both wines and service and be able to translate this into a special guest experience. The restaurant is located on The Peninsula London’s rooftop, offering contemporary British cuisine. Located on the eighth floor, it comprises several spaces including the bar which has a panoramic view over Wellington Arch and Buckingham Palace Gardens. The Peninsula Hotels are renowned for their food and beverage offerings and service, alongside creativity and combining the best ingredients with tradition and innovation.  

An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile flagship hotel in London

Market-leading remuneration, service charge, and attractive benefits

Join our award-winning group, working alongside a highly experienced team

Key Accountabilities

  • Always ensure the delivery of exceptional wine service, providing friendly, yet discreet and unobtrusive service in greeting and waiting on all guests. Exceeds guest expectations with service, in keeping with the Peninsula Service Principles, focusing on the core principles.
  • Establish and maintain positive guest and colleague interactions with productive working relationships.
  • Work closely with other departments and stakeholders such as Procurement, cellar stores and other outlets.
  • Handle all guest and internal customer inquiries that needs the attention of the Food and Beverage Office in a courteous and efficient manner, following through to make sure problems are resolved promptly.

General requirements

  • Good knowledge of wine and food pairing.  
  • Experience of 4 year or more working in a similar role in a luxury environment.
  • Wine-related studies.  
  • Friendly and positive with a flexible approach and confidence to guide a team and converse with guests.
  • Ability to work under pressure.

At the Peninsula London, we look after:

Your financial wellbeing:

  • Excellent salary package 

  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues

  • Life Insurance

  • Enhanced company contribution on pension plan

Your medical care:

  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan

Your daily health routine:

  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room, contemplation room and nursing mothers’ room

  • Colleague restaurant with healthy and balanced 24/7 food offerings

  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions

Other perks:

  • High street and online shopping discounts

  • Rewards and recognition initiatives

  • Dry cleaning for uniforms and work attire

We are delighted to receive your CV and will liaise with suitable candidates directly.

Ideally situated in the heart of Belgravia, with views over Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London occupies one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. The newly built hotel, impeccably designed to harmonise with surrounding heritage buildings is just moments away from the city’s most iconic attractions, including Three Royal Parks, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, and Big Ben. Its 190 light-filled guest rooms and suites have been exquisitely designed by Peter Marino; its gathering spaces include several world-class restaurants and bars, including Brooklands helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi; the idyllic Peninsula Spa, and a luxury retail arcade.