–Previous experience as a sommelier
–Passion and knowledge of wine
–Knowledge & experience of five-star hospitality an advantage, and works to a high-quality standard.
–Resourceful and self-motivating.
–Good organisational and problem-solving skills.
–Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
–Customer focused, with a positive, can do attitude.
–Ability to work flexible hours.
–Ability to remain calm whilst under pressure.
Department: Food & Beverage
Responsible To: Food and Beverage Management
Main Purpose of Job: A Sommelier, also known as a wine steward, is a wine expert who works in a restaurant, bar, winery, culinary school or retail outlet. Sommelier job duties include helping customers and servers select wine pairings, procuring and managing wines, and conducting the wine service.
Liaises with: Culinary Department, Stewarding, Reservations, Front Desk
A successful Sommelier has an in-depth knowledge of wines, as well as the ability to quickly recall and share complex information about different types of wines, wine pairings and tasting notes. Their main responsibility is to promote wine sales through staff and customer education, and by:
Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of each menu item presented to our members and guests.
Have knowledge of wine
Greeting and seating the customer- help the customer choose their meal and wines and take their order
training new employees recruited
Develop team spirit and motivation by creating a good working atmosphere
Maintaining the wine stock
Creating a wine list and writing wine descriptions
Suggesting food and wine pairings to servers and customers
Recommending wines based on customer preferences
Training waitstaff on wines
Conducting wine tastings for staff and customers
winery hosting tours
Teaching wine courses
Ensure that all guests requests are responded to immediately.
Trump International Doonbeg is a coastal haven, hidden on a sheltered corner of the Wild Atlantic Way where world-class golf meets an intimate Spa, amazing food and access to the best activities, culture, heritage and one of the most picturesque settings Ireland has to offer for conferences, meeting, incentives and special events.
Recognised among the best championship Links Courses in the world and named best Golf Resort in Ireland by the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association. At the heart of the resort is the Irish Country house hotel with one of Irelands best Hotel Restaurants, the Ocean View Restaurant. And Ocean is a recurring theme, ever present with stunning views of the rolling waves and the rugged landscape stretching as far as the eye can see to the Cliffs of Moher.
Trump International Doonbeg is home to a proud and motivated workforce of 305 people during high season, offering a world class 5 Star Hotel workplace, with the beauty and balance of west Clare living.