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Job Title :
Wine Waiter 
Job Category :
Posted :
9/30/2021 11:59:04 PM 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
Southampton, Hampshire, England 
Benefits :
Tronc +Benefits 
Salary :
£25k per year + Tronc +Benefits 
Security :
Description :

The Company and the Role:

The Company is a successful and independently owned hospitality group with businesses in London and along the South Coast, including an establishment in Southampton.

This is an excellent permanent opportunity to start as a Wine Waiter in their luxurious, vibrant, bustling, high-end. fine-dining restaurant, with the career goals and aspirations.

This company are looking to train, and develop you by putting you through your WSETs, as well as supplying exceptional training, coaching and mentoring, to get you to Sommelier level.

You will be responsible for assisting, recommending, and advising guests on wine, cocktails, and drinks pairings as part of your Front of House duties.

As a high-end fine dining professional, you will need to engage with guests and offer amazing customer service and hospitality. You must have right to work in the UK.

Key Features of the Role:

  • Wine Waiters provide excellent guest service skills, with the natural ability to sell.
  • Focused on delivering excellent guest experience with a strong presence on the floor and have a keen eye for details.
  • Working in a fine-dining restaurant, delivering excellence at all times.
  • Passion for wine and good understanding of wine pairing.
  • Working closely with the restaurant team to ensure smooth running of the business.
  • Advising guests and making recommendations on wines that will compliment tastes and meal.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Must have worked as a Wine Waiter and or Cocktail Professional in a hospitality role.
  • Ideally any cocktail, WSET or similar training, certificates or qualifications are beneficial.
  • Ideally have experience from a branded venue, Gastro Pub, restaurant, or hotel.
  • Knowledgeable when it comes to pairing and upselling is a benefit.
  • Excellent team and communication skills, with a confident personality.
  • Guest engagement and interaction skills must be top notch.
  • A positive attitude and emotionally robust.
  • Able to read, retain, understand, articulate, and communicate the wine list to guests.

What is on Offer?

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic restaurant team as a Wine Waiter within an expanding independently owned business.

Basic salary will depend upon your experience knowledge and skill set, (around the £25,000 basic mark) assessed at interview, there is additional tronc income paid on top of your basic.

48 hour working week over 5 days, shifts will depend upon business needs. Rotas are published on a weekly basis. Free meals on duty, lunch is at 11.30am and dinner at 4pm.

Holidays are 28 days including bank and public holidays. There is a staff discount scheme giving 25% of food in their establishments.

Lots of free training, coaching and mentoring from the brand, to give you all the tools, knowledge and understanding required to successfully complete your WSETs, and help you on your journey to becoming a fully qualified Sommelier.

Applicants Please Note:

Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are a Wine Waiter, Cocktail Professional or Senior Bar Parson / Bar Supervisor / Waiter or Waitress.

For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

By applying for this vacancy, you are giving your consent for rpc to hold your details on our database and to contact you in respect of providing you with work finding services. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of both Client and Candidate information. Full details are available in our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Policy both of which can be viewed under the “Policies” section of our website.

rpc catering & hospitality recruitmentis a leading catering and  hospitality recruitment specialist supplying Chefs of all grades and Hospitality General / Deputy / Assistant / Restaurant / Bar Managers / Sommeliers and Mixologists and hotel staff of all levels throughout the UK and Internationally.

If you are interested in working in the catering and hospitality and hotels sector and seeking to develop your career, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential discussion.

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