abc kitchens - Head Sommelier

  • The Emory
  • Food & beverage
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a passionate and motivated Head Sommelier to join the opening abc kitchens team at The Emory.

Designed by Rémi Tessier and featuring artworks by Damien Hirst, abc kitchens at The Emory brings chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s acclaimed abc brand to the UK for the very first time. Vibrant, approachable and contemporary, the restaurant’s glass facade promises views of Hyde Park and Kensington, while the menu brings together delicious elements from a trio of Jean-Georges’ New York locations — abc kitchen, abcV and abc cocina.

The Maybourne is proud to introduce a new architectural landmark to London. The final project designed by the late Lord Richard Rogers, The Emory will be an exclusive, world-class hub of art and culture which marks the addition of a modern masterpiece to the group's global luxury estate. Situated on Knightsbridge and overlooking Hyde Park, The Emory will present 60 extraordinary suites set over 8 floors and a spectacular penthouse occupying the entire 9th floor.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

As a Head Sommelier you will enthusiastically maximize beverage sales through personalised customer experience and high-level beverage knowledge. Control and manage the beverage stock within the department alongside training team members to the highest levels of knowledge and service.

Main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Be extremely knowledgeable about wine and drinks and constantly seeking to improve this knowledge for themselves and their team.
  • Be knowledgeable about menus served and food terminology.
  • Carry out the training of team members across the department regarding beverage and service.
  • Make sure mise en place of glasses is to the requested standard and wine serving equipment clean and in working order.
  • Supervise the wine and water service of the whole restaurant assisted by sommeliers to ensure a smooth, professional level of service.
  • Follow abc kitchens and The Emory standards of service and delivery, maintaining budget goals, LQA and Forbes standards.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for the Head Sommelier opportunity will demonstrate genuine dedication to abc kitchens and The Emory and show a commitment to consistent quality in our product and service.

This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is looking for a new challenge and wants to join a fast paced and high performing hotel team renowned for their approach and delivery of unparalleled service. You will already have worked in a busy restaurant environment within a similar role.

Benefits Package

Here at Maybourne, we strive to reward our employees for the incredible work they do every single day. In return for your hard work and dedication we offer you:

Financial Stability

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Family Friendly company policies including enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Holiday allowance increase after 3 and 5 years of service.
  • Travel Season Ticket Loans.
  • Pension Scheme*.

Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Subsidised monthly Podiatrist and Masseuse treatments.
  • Flu vaccination vouchers*.
  • Eye test vouchers and contributions towards glasses*.
  • 24-hour colleague assistance helpline.
  • On and off-site Occupational Health Service.
  • Death in Service salary contribution.
  • Various wellbeing activities focused on mental and physical health.
  • A complimentary state-of-the-art all-day dining staff restaurant serving a range of nutritious meals.

Recognition and Career Development

  • Referral Scheme ‘Introduce a Star’.
  • Instant colleague recognition and award programme with generous prizes.
  • Colleague of the month nominations with generous prizes.
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your Birthday. 
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.
  • In-house training and development team with a strong focus on career progression and personal growth.
  • Long service awards.

Memorable experiences

  • Preferential room rates per overnight stay for yourself or your family across Maybourne.
  • Hotel Guest Experience Stay* including an overnight stay and wining and dining at our renowned restaurants and bars.   
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount* across Maybourne.
  • Social events (Annual Awards, Summer Maybourne Picnic, Welcome to Work, Annual Colleague Party, Annual Colleague Children's Party, etc.)
  • Wedding and Baby gifts.
  • Retirement functions.

*Terms and 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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