Sommelier Job Description

sommelier job

Sommelier Job Description

The typical sommelier job reports to: F&B Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • A diploma in Hotel Management
  • 3-4 years’ experience as a Sommelier Job in a 4/5 star hotel
  • Strong knowledge of wine service procedures


  • Strong command of English combined with good written skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to up-sell, describe and recommend beverage products

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for promoting and maximizing beverage sales
  • Follows and ensures that the company beverage standards of service are being adhered
  • Provides prompt, attentive and courteous service to every guest
  • Staying abreast of the latest trends in both the culinary, and wine and spirits world
  • Helping customers choose the correct wine for a meal
  • Planning the wine menu
  • Food and wine pairing alongside the executive chef
  • Decanting wines, especially red wines over 10 years old
  • Choosing and ordering wines that best fit the menu and patrons
  • Knowing the proper way to store various types of wines
  • Managing the inventory of the wine cellar
  • Cultivating relationships with distributors and vintners
  • Creating a diverse menu of wines at price points for all diners

See all of our Food & Beverage Job Descriptions