Sommelier opportunities at 5star establishments

Michael Pettit & Associates (MPA) is a specialist hospitality recruitment company. We have excellent Sommelier opportunities available with 5 star establishments throughout South Africa.

Candidates must have a formal qualification, 1-2 years experience and a passion for wine.

To request further information or to apply please email us.
Send your CV in word format with a head and shoulders photo of yourself to mp.a@mweb.co.za

 

Junior Sommelier – President Hotel

You will be a good match for this position if you are a well-spoken (and preferably well-travelled) candidate with a passion for wine. You should be service orientated and exceptionally strong in Sales as this position entails great incentive opportunities based on upselling and sales margins met.
Your application will only be considered if you meet the minimum requirements below:

– A stable work history with at least 2 years in each position
– Good references for all of your previous employers
– We regret – South African resident applications only
– Formal related qualification
– Excellent F&B knowledge and South African wine knowledge
– Computer literate and very organised admin skills
Key Job functions :
– F&B service (functions etc.)
– Sales sales sales
– Hosting
– Wine service, tours, menus, training
To apply for this position, please forward to Dee Orrie at hr@presidenthotel.co.za

– Your updated CV in word or PDF format
– We are unable to assist you if you do not have excellent references from at least your last 3 consecutive employers
– A friendly, professional, clear head and shoulders photograph

Tasting Room Ambassador – Constantia

Well established wine farm in Constantia seeks a motivated, energetic and competent Tasting Room Ambassador.

The ideal candidate has to have at least minimum 2 years relevant experience in a similar position and has to have knowledge of wine. Grade 12 & Wine course with more than 1 years’ Wine and / or Sales experience. Speaks Afrikaans and English fluently. Job Description: Tasting Room Ambassador is responsible the day to day operations in the tasting room, this includes building brand awareness at tasting room, wine shows or functions, Always exceed guest expectations through service excellence. Identify new clients and client interests, ability to put clients at ease and interact with clients, able to identify new growth opportunities to increase brand and product awareness. Responsible for point of sale at tasting room.

Greet visitors and pour wines for tasting, Make recommendations to increase sales and services, Manage POS system and Office application systems, Complete all end of day and end of month reports. Support and monitor the tasting room areas to ensure that yearly budget projections are achieved. Monitor and assist with wine/non-wine inventories and general maintenance of the tasting room. Knowledge of brands being poured and company history. Assist with hospitality at special events as required. Job Requirements: Knowledge of the wine industry, excellent verbal and written communication skills, Strong analytical, Excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow through on projects with minimal supervision, Enthusiasm for wine in general and its products in particular, Relaxed, friendly and professional demeanour, Able to interact effectively with staff and other departments within the winery as well as agencies/vendors/customers. Only candidates with previous experience as Tasting Room Assistant will be considered.

Please contact Chantelle Johansson at chantelle@steenbergfarm.com

2 x Junior Sommelier Positions for 2 Tsogo Sun`s Hotels based in the Western Cape

Minimum Experience or Qualification:

  • Must have at least 1 years’ experience as a Wine Steward or Junior Sommelier.
  • A proven interest and passion in wine.
  • Minimum Cape Wine Academy “Wines of The World” Course.
  • Good command of the English Language.
  • Highly presentable.
  • Able to work flexible hours, weekends and holidays.

Key Performance Objectives:

  • Enhancing the guest`s wine service experience.
  • To keep abreast of wine industry innovations, trends.
  • Serving wine & champagne and ensuring regular top up during service.
  • Ensure that all drinks are served in the correct glasses, at the correct temperature.
  • Maintaining a high profile and tactful personal manner with guests during service times.
  • Offering after dinner drinks.
  • Assist with monthly stock takes and investigate discrepancies in conjunction with Sommelier.
  • Ensure that cellars are stocked (within par level quantities) and communicating shortages and ‘out of stocks’ to Sommelier.
  • Monitor temperature and humidity on daily basis, to ensure ideal conditions for serving wine.

Remuneration:

    1. Basic salary
    2. Medical aid option
    3. Uniform

 

  • Engaging guests in conversations about personal wine preferences, items on the food menu etc, resulting in wine recommendations, as opposed to mere order taking. This includes guided trips to the wine cellars.
  • Serving wine & champagne and ensuring regular top up during service
  • Ensure that all drinks are served in the correct glasses, at the correct temperature.
  • Maintaining a high profile and tactful personal manner with guests during service times
  • Offering after dinner drinks
  • Receiving, checking and unpacking orders from the Hotel Cellar – inform Sommelier of any discrepancies
  • Keep wine cellars in immaculate appearance and order.
  • Assist with monthly stock takes and investigate discrepancies in conjunction with Sommelier
  • Ensure that cellars are stocked (within par level quantities) and communicating shortages and ‘out of stocks’ to Sommelier
  • Monitor temperature and humidity on daily basis, to ensure ideal conditions for serving wine

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent knowledge about South African wines, wine regions and vineyards, varietals, vintages
  • Knowledge of bar set up and cocktails, beers, spirits
  • Knowledge of cellar management
  • Must be flexible
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Neat and presentable

Please contact: GEORGIO MELETIOU at Georgio.Meletiou@tsogosun.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sommelier – LUX Belle Mare Island Resort in Mauritius (Belle Mare – Mauritius – East coast)

This newly renovated 5*  property is looking for a qualified Sommelier, with either WSET Level 2  or a similar recognised qualification. The candidate should speak fluently English and preferably another languages such as French, German or Mandarin. He/She must be able to boost sales, manage stock, liaise with suppliers, train F&B personnel and host/conduct wine tastings for guests.

 

Salary ranges between US$ 1800,00 and US$ 2000,00 depending on qualifications.

Applicants can send their application to Girish Boyramboli Human Resources Manager at girish.boyramboli@luxbellemare.com

 

Best Sommelier of SA 2016

A huge congratulations to the winner Gareth Ferreira and finalists, Jean-Vincent Ridon and Joakim Hansi Blackadder, as well as the other 7 contestants…you made us proud! We would like to thank everyone for their support during our first Best Sommelier of SA competition, which were held on Monday, 11th January at the Taj Cape Town. Special thanks to all our sponsors, we would have not been able to put such a successful event together without your support.

  • Wine.co.za as our Media Partner – please see the following links for more info
  • The Taj Hotel Cape Town for hosting the event
  • Winterhalter for the glass washer
  • Liebherr for the wine fridge
  • Riedel Glassware
  • Reciprocal wines
  • The Really Great Brand Company (Veuve Clicquot)
  • 4G Wines
  • Nederburg Wines
  • Almenkerk
  • Creation
  • De Wetshof
  • Groot Constantia
  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards
  • Iona
  • Jordan
  • Journey’s End Vineyards
  • Mulderbosch
  • Oldenburg
  • Paul Cluver
  • Warwick
  • Yardstick

We would also like to state the following in order to clarify any confusion: The competition was run under the rules and regulations of the ASI (International Sommeliers Association) who own the sommelier world cup. The rule is that you may compete if you have worked in the country in the last 3 years. Gareth worked at the Saxon as a head sommelier up until 2014. Allowing him to compete. Gareth however now works with Master Sommelier, Ronan Sayburn who is the head sommelier and Gareth his assistant. Gareth was also the first South African to pass the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced exam and therefore is more than qualified. This is also the case with the winners of the ASI competition in Spain and Poland, who both work in London. We’re excited, that for the first time a South African will competing in Argentina at the sommelier world cup.