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Sommelier - Game Creek Restaurant - Winter Seasonal

Company: Vail Resorts
Location: Vail
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Job Description:

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak. The Sommelier works closely with the Fine Dining General Manager and Beverage Guild to design and maintain all beverage programs at Game Creek Restaurant.  Game Creek Restaurant is also part of Game Creek Club, an exclusive members-only lunch club, with private access to Game Creek Restaurant for winter lunch dining.  The Sommelier would understand the dynamics of value-driven member wine programs and world-class, Wine Spectator-rated wine lists and programs. Essential Job Functions: Design, organize, develop & maintain the entirety of the wine program at Game Creek, keeping COGS in line with the historical and industry standards. Work closely with Vail Resorts Beverage Guild and Strategic Alliance partners to make wine list selections that support partners and resonate with the overall scope of the wine program at Game Creek Restaurant. Must have explicit knowledge of all alcoholic beverages offered at Game Creek, specifically regarding all wines represented on the wine list. Must have explicit knowledge of all restaurant food menus and item preparation to develop a wine program that works synonymously with the culinary programs, specifically wine pairings for all menu items. Actively work on the floor selling wine to guests, guiding guests through the wine list, and making recommendations based on guest preferences and menu selections, while maintaining a professional approach regarding price sensitivity. Maintain stock of wines with inventory pars in mind, rotate new stock with old, maintain wine store room and restaurant cleanliness. Maintain and adjust/reprint wine and beverage menus on a regular basis to reflect changes in stock and new or removed menu items. Work with Restaurant Managers to place orders and manage daily restaurant alcoholic beverage pars to ensure product is amply stocked and available. Conduct and manage monthly alcohol inventories for Game Creek Restaurant. Develop and conduct regular and on-going training programs with staff to raise the level of wine education amongst servers and bartenders. Participate in financial meetings to understand COGS, sales history, budgets and forecasts. Assist daily with all managerial components of restaurant operations, setting the example for all other staff for professional conduct, exceptional service standards, menu knowledge, wine and beverage education, and overall service excellence. Must understand the dynamics of lunch versus dinner service models and be able to assist and train staff within in a front/back waiter system. Understand completely all Vail Resorts and Game Creek-specific policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and training programs. Ensure that all guests feel welcome and are given responsive, friendly and courteous service at all times. Achieve company objectives in sales, service, quality, appearance of facility and sanitation and cleanliness through training of employees and creating a positive, productive working environment. Responsible for all forms of cash handling throughout restaurant including register drawers, safe, deposits, change orders, and daily cash reconciliation Make employment and termination recommendations consistent with General Manager guidelines for approval or review. Fill in where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations. Continually strive to develop staff in all areas of restaurant and professional development. Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition through personal inspection and by following the restaurant’s preventative maintenance programs. Ensure that all products are received in correct unit count and condition and deliveries are performed in accordance with the restaurant’s receiving policies and procedures. Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures. Fully understand and comply with all federal, state, county and municipal regulations that pertain to health, safety and labor requirements of the restaurant, employees and guests. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent - required. Must be able to lift and carry 40+ lbs - required. Minimum 5 years of restaurant experience with at least two years in fine dining - required. Minimum of 1-2 years of restaurant supervisory or managerial experience of a staff of 15+ people - required. Minimum of 1-2 years of beverage program design, wine list management - required. Have attained a minimum of an Introductory Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers    or equivalent certification - required. Have attained Certified Sommelier with Court of Master Sommeliers – preferred Must be fluent in English - required. Must be able to work weekends and holidays - required. Must have excellent leadership, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills required. Must be aware of safety and sanitation guidelines - required. Must possess or be able to obtain TIPS certification within 30 days of hire – required Must possess or be able to obtain ServSafe certification within 30 days of hire – required . Bachelor’s degree or equivalent - preferred. Experience in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment - preferred. Learn More About: Game Creek Restaurant: http://www.gamecreekvail.com Vail Mountain Dining:  http://www.vail.com/mountain/on-mountain-dining.aspx?page=viewall Grooming Policy:  http://jobs.vailresorts.com/info/company-policies.aspx Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth. www.vailresortscareers.com Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. Requisition ID 171705

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