Head Sommelier Luxury Hotel Dublin - Ref 896

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Action Recruitment Published: April 14, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Action Recruitment are currently recruiting a Head Sommelier for our client a luxury 5 star hotel in Dublin. The candidate will take on overall responsibility for the operational management of all wines within this luxury hotel and ensure guests receive a five star wine experience.

Main Duties:

  • Search, select and buy wines from around the world.
  • Ensure that all wines are stored, presented and served to the required five star standards
  • Create, maintain and developing all wine stocks, wine sales and wine lists.
  • Regularly review the wine list in line with the current trends and ensure that the wine list appeals to a diverse customer base
  • Support all Managers in the sales of wines and to advise them on the best wines appropriate for the guest or event
  • Ensure that the wine service provided to clients is at the highest standards
  • Ensure that the beverage cost and contribution margins for wine meets the hotel targets.
  • Provide wine tasting to team members and provide training on how to recommend and up-sell wines to guests to maximise revenue and profit
  • Compose all wine lists to achieve maximum guest satisfaction, profit, prestige and trade recognition
  • Be available at service times to support the team and provide a five star service
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of all International wines, their characters and vintage merits with a detailed knowledge of the characteristics of all wines on the wine list.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of after dinner drinks, i.e. Ports, Cognac, Armagnac’s, Liqueurs, etc.
  • Create a wine experience by advising guests on wine and after dinner drinks choices while serving them with accuracy and flair
  • Liaise with suppliers to arrange frequent product knowledge and in house training in wine.


  • Qualified Sommelier
  • Previous experience of similar role within a Michelin starred restaurant or five star hotel
  • Strong knowledge of classical and modern cuisine and wine pairing
  • Experience in a senior position leading a team
  • Fluent in both written and verbal English
  • Accounts and Sales knowledge
  • Operational orientated with business awareness
  • Immaculate presentation
  • Must be able to work in EU.

Salary: €40k+ DOE 

For more information on this this exciting role please contact Noel@actionrecruitment.ie


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