⚜⚜⚜ New Zealand/Northland – Sommelier f/m/d – The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – Sponsored (R&CH)

September 17, 2023

Name of establishment: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

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Job Location: New Zealand

City / Town / Village: Northland / Matauri Bay

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

Description of the position:

Who are we:

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands, at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. Set on 6,000 acres of Pacific coastland, this luxury lodge is one of the most celebrated boutique resort hotels in the world.

Kauri Cliffs is a member of Relais & Châteaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and restaurants in the world.

What you will do:

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and charismatic Sommelier to join our team. Our luxury lodge is one of the most celebrated boutique resort hotels in the world, with the restaurant offering renowned cuisine and a fine selection of wines. Our wine list consistently wins, and is currently awarded, Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to lead the wine programme with our award-winning team.

Reporting to the F&B Manager, you will have an effective presence on the floor, driving our wine experience for our guests with thoughtful pairings and meaningful connections. You will be responsible for managing the cellar and training the team. This is a key position and the successful candidate will need to have a strong focus on excellence, plenty of enthusiasm and a flexible approach, plenty of enthusiasm and a flexible approach. Responsibilities include:

  • Training and upskilling the team; in both food and wine service
  • Supervising shifts
  • Buying and ordering wine; maintaining the cellar
  • Working closely with the head chef around daily menus and appropriate pairings

About you:

  • A passion for service delivery and the Hospitality Industry
  • Excellent wine knowledge with proven ability to engage guests and maximize wine sales
  • WSET qualifications, at a minimum
  • Previous senior level Food & Beverage experience in boutique lodges or 5-star properties
  • A background in Relais and Chateaux properties will be highly regarded
  • Knowledge and ability to train, grow and lead a team
  • Impeccable personal grooming
  • Knowledge and experience with Hospitality Management systems
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Flexibility and maturity in approach – able to work shifts, including weekends
  • And a winning personality, with the ability to surprise and delight

We offer an excellent work environment where promoting a positive work-life balance is key to our success. In addition, we offer a daily travel allowance or accommodation options, delicious staff meals, and access to our Staff Perks Programme with a wide range of discounts and deals with our suppliers and partners.

You must have a valid working visa to apply.

If you wish to apply for this role and be instrumental in delivering a memorable wine experience at Kauri Cliffs, we’d love to hear from you.

Please use the following link to apply: https://robertsonlodges.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Sommelier/Kauri-Cliffs-Northland-/74

Contract type: Full time

Education: Wset Level 2

Work permit: Need a work visa

Accommodation: Temporarily provided

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