Name of establishment: Atlantis, The Palm
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Job Location: UAE
City / Town / Village: Dubai
We are looking for a: Head Sommelier
Description of the position:
At Atlantis, we exist to bring the extraordinary to every holiday and experience through connection, empowerment, precision, care, and warmth. Inspired by the majesty and mystery of the ocean, Atlantis resorts are unique destinations full of life, wonder, and surprise, where we seek to exceed our guests’ expectations at every possible turn.
Nestled between the calm turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline, Atlantis, The Palm is the crown of the world-famous Palm island in Dubai. With a sense of exhilaration and discovery, we create unforgettable memories by providing guests the opportunity to discover an extraordinary world filled with thrilling adventures. Whether we are designing a couple’s retreat or serving the extraordinary in one of our award-winning celebrity chef restaurants, we approach everything with imagination to spark a sense of courage, inspiration, and innovation. This is not simply our job, it’s our passion.
This is an amazing opportunity to join a great wine team, in a world-class resort! We are looking for a passionate wine professional, with experience in creating, managing, and training extensive wine programs in a fine dining environment.
About the Role
As a Head Sommelier, you will be working closely with the Wine Manager in updating the wine list, ordering wines, and educating staff. You will have the opportunity to be part of an exceptional Food and Beverage Team, using your excellent knowledge of wine pairing to make wine suggestions to pair with our authentic dishes. In addition to this, you will also be attentive to our guests, recommending wines based on their preferences. You will oversee the wine cellar organization and lead a team of Sommeliers.
This is a great opportunity to work with Advanced Sommeliers and Master candidates and to learn in an environment that supports wine education/certifications as well as many paths to promote growth.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated and has a desire to learn and grow within the organization. You are passionate and committed to the art of hospitality, and consistently demonstrate a sense of urgency, attention to detail, and strong work ethic. You are team-oriented with a positive attitude and a strong sense of reliability. You are able to work under pressure while maintaining composure and being respectful. Court of Master Sommeliers Certified (level 2) or equivalent in other accredited organizations is preferred. 3 or more years of experience in a fine dining restaurant, hotel, or country club is required.
Atlantis Dubai is an iconic entertainment destination comprised of two world-class resorts; Atlantis, The Palm, and Atlantis, The Royal; offering an unbeatable opportunity for you to grow and develop in your career. Join a team that is adventurous, creative, warm-hearted, and extroverted. We believe in making our guests happy beyond anything they have ever imagined. We wow them at every turn and create memories that will last a lifetime. You will be at the heart of this vision, to constantly innovate to deliver Amazing Experiences and Everlasting Memories.
Years of experience: 3 years
Desired wine education: WSET 2 or CMS Certified preferred.
Contract type: Full time
Work permit: Sponsor work visa
Languages required: English
Contact Name: Gordana Josovic at [email protected]
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