Head Sommelier - Fera at Claridge's


We are seeking an exceptional Head Sommelier to join the Fera at Claridge’s team. Our colleagues possess an intuitive service style that reflects the elegance and timelessness that has been long established in Claridge’s.


Our emphasis on scarce artisanal wines along with the diversity of regions, native grape varieties, styles of winemaking and mature vintages differentiates us.


Inspired by the rhythm of the seasons, Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge's brings a creative and natural approach to contemporary British cuisine. At Fera – which means 'wild' in Latin – the finest seasonal ingredients are transformed with instinct and imagination into à la carte and tasting menus that capture the essence of nature. Likewise, our talented sommelier team chooses wines that are grown in the most natural way, shaped by their terroir.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

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 large team of Sommeliers and Senior Sommeliers before and during service.

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. 

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for our Head Sommelier opportunity will:

Have previous experience as Head Sommelier within a Michelin star 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 Fera at 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 

Benefits Package

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

Social events and activities

Preferential room rates for yourself and your family

Brilliant employee recognition programs

Travel card loan

Meals on duty


Pension scheme

Childcare voucher scheme

Employee assistance helpline and occupational health service

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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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