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Sommelier

Apply now Job no: 500934
Employment type Full time
Property / Office: Mandarin Oriental, Doha
Location: Doha, Qatar
Department: Supervisory, Food & Beverage

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world.

Increasingly recognized for creating some of the world’s most sought-after properties, the Group provides 21st century luxury with oriental charm. Above all, Mandarin Oriental is renowned for creating unique hotels through distinctive design and a strong sense of place, luxury hotels right for their time and place. 

Mandarin Oriental, Doha

Mandarin Oriental, Doha is an intimate and stylish urban retreat, blending Qatari-influenced heritage with modern design. Located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, within walking distance to Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art and a short distance to the business district, West Bay.

At Mandarin Oriental, Doha we welcome colleagues with the passion to deliver the best service and exceed our guest’s expectations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Extensive knowledge of wines, particularly details about grapes varieties, harvest times, origin of the wine, structure, aroma, flavour and fermentation process
  • Provide adequate wine suggestions depending on the guest preferences and give recommendation in a positive and friendly manner, by promoting and up selling wines, if appropriate
  • Work very closely with the Bar and Beverage Manager as well as with Materials Management to coordinate sourcing and other related matters
  • Support the Bar and Beverage Manager in carrying out regular detailed analysis of wine related sales throughout the hotel
  • Assist the Bar and Beverage Manager to maintain and organize appropriate stock levels and sufficient inventory for daily usage and monitor the wine cellar conditions to ensure optimal storage such as updating the bin numbers and following up with the corresponding beverage system
  • Ensure all glass inventory and utensils needed for wine service are in proper conditions at all time and list all broken items into the outlet breakage list and follow up all maintenance defaults affecting service
  • Listen to every guest and observe body language carefully in order to be able to understand guest needs and expectations and consistently delight and satisfy every guest
  • Deliver highly personalized service to guests by taking wine preferences in consideration and act upon them whenever known
  • Work closely with all managers to keep them promptly and fully informed of all relevant wine matters
  • Be committed to being a team player; proactively cooperating and supporting colleagues in operational tasks and assist colleagues in ensuring general table maintenance during wine service  

Requirements

  • High School qualification or equivalent
  • Degree or Higher National Diploma in Hospitality/Hotel/Business Management is preferred
  • WSET Level 2 or equivalent certificate or diploma
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working as Sommelier
  • Experience as Sommelier in a high volume restaurant or bar with highest levels of service
  • International work experience in at least two of the following regions: Asia, Europe, North America and preferably Middle East
  • Restaurant pre-opening or renovation experience is preferred

If you are interested in joining our pre-opening team apply today!

 

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