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We are looking for a smart and friendly Sommelier to be a part of our team. You should be able to assist Chefs and Restaurant Manager in curating the wine menu. Besides, your knowledge in various types of wines will be beneficial in making food and wine pairing recommendations to clients.  

As a Sommelier, you should ensure that the wine is served at the right temperature and in proper glassware. Moreover, you should be actively involved in organizing wine tasting sessions. You will also be responsible for adhering to the health and safety guidelines. Verifying guest IDs to check for legal drinking age will also be part of your job responsibilities. 

To be able to perform in this job role, you should have excellent communication and presentation skills. In addition to this, you should be well-groomed and should display good hygiene standards. Furthermore, you should be able to work at flexible hours and provide excellent customer service.  

If you can help our guests make excellent wine selections, then do get in touch with us. We would like to have a word with you.  


  • Assisting in curating and updating wine lists 

  • Recommending food and wine pairings to clients 

  • Showcasing and informing clients about the different wine varieties 

  • Placing orders for wines  

  • Contacting and negotiating prices with vendors and wine makers 

  • Organizing and managing wine tasting events 

  • Reviewing and ensuring that the wine cellar is stocked at all times 

  • Ensuring compliance to the food and health safety measures and regulations 

  • Coordinating with the Waiters to serve wine at the right temperature 

  • Arranging and using proper glassware for serving wine 

  • Ensuring that open wine bottles are stored properly 

  • Verifying guest IDs to check legal drinking age 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality or a related field 

  • Proven work experience as a Sommelier, Wine Steward or Stewardess or a similar role in a reputed restaurant or the Hospitality industry 

  • Excellent knowledge of different types of wines, wineries, and local vineyards 

  • Understanding of the wine making process, food pairings, and glassware used 

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 

  • Good time management and organizational skills 

  • Displaying good hygiene standards 

  • Well-groomed and highly motivated individual 

  • Ability to work for long hours and flexible timings 

  • Ability to offer excellent customer service 

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Debbie Bullock, Group HR Manager at English Lakes
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