Sommelier

  • The Connaught
  • Food & beverage
  • Jean-Georges
  • Full time

In the heart of London’s Mayfair, The Connaught, part of Maybourne Hotel Group, blends contemporary style, classic English character and impeccable service to create the ultimate in sophistication.

An exceptional opportunity exists at our newest venture, for a knowledgable and professional Sommelier to become part of the team for our new restaurant by internationally renowned Michelin-starred French Chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Jean-Georges at The Connaught is a meeting place for both our guests and our neighborhood. It overlooks fashionable Mount Street, in the heart of Mayfair, and offers informal gourmet dining, all-hours, in a relaxed, contemporary setting.

Eclectic, imaginative menus are inspired both by Jean-Georges’ experiences of the Far East and his signature use of South-east Asian flavours, whilst also featuring his distinctive take on British and Connaught classics, influenced by his earlier working life and love of London. Sourcing the best of British ingredients, the menus also reflect the farm-to-table, fresh-from-the-market approach long pioneered by Jean-Georges.

Main duties & responsibilities

As Sommelier you will 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. An excellent and confident communicator, you will take a hands-on approach to your role and be passionate about people,  the delivery of exceptional guest service and the development of the waiting team, with a strong focus on training and development.

Entry requirements

As 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 a similar position and 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

Eligibility

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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