Assistant head sommelier

  • The Connaught
  • Food & beverage
  • Hélène Darroze
  • Full time

A unique opportunity has arisen for a highly talented and ambitious Assistant Head Sommelier to join Hélène Darroze at The Connaught - the outstanding 2 Michelin star restaurant.

Found at the heart of Mayfair village, The Connaught blends tradition with contemporary flair. With its bespoke service, 3,000-piece art collection, two Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and London’s only Aman Spa, it has always been the choice for connoisseurs of the art of living well. Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers all-hours informal gourmet dining; and the exquisite Connaught Bar has won prestigious awards for its masterful mixology.

Main duties & responsibilities

  • Assist the Sommelier team to ensure professional, efficient and accurate service of all types of beverage in order to completely exceed guests’ expectations during their meal experience.
  • Be an excellent and confident communicator
  • Take a hands-on approach to your role and be passionate about people, the delivery of exceptional guest service and the development of the team, with a strong focus on training and development.

Entry requirements

As Assistant Head Sommelier you will:

  • Have a solid understanding of both new and old world wines and successfully completed WSET or equivalent qualification to a high level
  • You will have a natural flair for service and in delivering a strong service culture, with a natural ability to motivate and develop others
  • You will have a proven background within in a leading luxury hotel and Michelin star restaurant environment within a senior role where quality food, wine and ingredients are key priorities.

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and family across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • 50% food & beverage discount across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Vast range of learning and development programmes, for colleagues and managers at all levels
  • Opportunities for transfer and promotion across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Social events & activities
  • Wellbeing events & activities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional benefits & initiatives may be available in local properties

Terms & 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.

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