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Name of establishment: Under Grain

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Job Location: Malta

City / Town / Village: Valletta

We are looking for a: Head Sommelier f/m/d

Description of the position:

This is a unique opportunity to work in a professional environment; in one of the best fine dining venues in Malta, Under Grain, a one Michelin star restaurant that is part of the AX Group Privilege brand. A rare chance to join a talented team in which you will be challenged to learn and develop your skills through persistence to achieve perfection. You will be involved in the day-to-day operation and the preparation and delivery of exclusive high-end events with no equivalent on the island.

The Head Sommelier’s responsibilities will include recommending wine varieties to our guests, supervising wine serving, and collaborating with winemakers to renew our selections and achieve better prices. To be successful in this role, you should have relevant experience in hospitality or a vineyard and be available to work during business hours. Ultimately, you will delight our guests by helping them choose the best wine to complement their fare.


  • Create and update the wine list in coordination with the Executive Chef and the Restaurant Outlet Manager
  • Recommend food and wine pairings
  • Advise guests on wines based on their personal tastes and food choices
  • Inform guests about different varieties of wines and prices
  • Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware
  • Store open bottles properly to maintain the strong taste
  • Manage the wine cellar and ensure its fully stocked
  • Train the team members on the available wines
  • Organise wine-tasting days or “wine of the month” events


  • Experience as a Sommelier
  • Extensive knowledge of different wines and which regions produce each type
  • Knowledge of local vineyards and wineries
  • Understanding of the winemaking process
  • Good communication skills
  • Availability to work during opening hours, including weekends and holidays
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally to meet with wine producers and visit wine-tasting events
  • Certification as a Sommelier
  • A degree in hospitality will be considered an advantage


Desired wine education: WSET Level 3

Work permit: Help to obtain a work visa

Accommodation: Temporarily provided

Languages required: English

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Restaurant award: 1 Michelin*

Contact Name: Mrs. Borislava Iordanova Bayyumi at [email protected]


Please, mention Zeitgeist when applying for this role, thank you!

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