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Head Sommelier - BBQ

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Abu Z¸aby [Abu Dhabi], United Arab Emirates

Head Sommelier - BBQ

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Food & Beverage Division
  • Full time
  • Closing at: Aug 31 2022 at 23:55 +04


  • Have good understanding of the outlets concept, menus and all other facilities the hotel offers in order to recommend and verbally explain those to the guests.
  • Oversee all operational and administrative duties related to wine as appropriate and be able to prioritize the required level of engagement in the outlets, depending on business volumes and other related parameters.
  • Ensure all glass inventory and utensils needed for wine service are in proper condition at all time and list all broken items into the outlet breakage list.
  • Follow up all maintenance defaults affecting service.
  • Work closely with the Executive Chef and F&B Director to develop and create wine pairing menus, promotions and events in order to maximize revenue and generate opportunities in line with market demands.
  • Constantly identify areas for improvement in service and beverage quality through member and guest’s comments, comment cards and incident reports and share observations and recommendations with the Director of Restaurants and perform any other reasonable duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • High School qualification or equivalent.
  • Degree or Higher National Diploma in Hospitality/Hotel/Business Management.
  • Specific Diploma/Degree in wines and beverage (WSET, CMS)
  • Experience as Head Sommelier or Beverage Manager in a high-end restaurant with highest the levels of service is preferred.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience working in a 5-star hotel environment, including 2 years in Food & Beverage.
  • International work experience in at least two of the following regions: Asia, Europe, North America and preferably Middle East.
  • Hotel or Bar pre-opening or renovation experience is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of wines, particularly details about grapes varieties, harvest times, origin of the wine, structure, aroma, flavour and fermentation process.

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