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Job Description For Hotel Sommelier

Job Description For Hotel Sommelier

JOB TITLE: Sommelier / Wine Steward

REPORTS TO: Food & Beverage Manager


A Sommelier is a wine steward, a specialist in wine service. They may be responsible for ordering wine, stocking wine, and serving wine to customers. In some cases the wine steward is also responsible for educating the guests about the wine.

He/She must have knowledge of different types of wine and be able to recommend wines that pair well with the menu items. Sommeliers must also be familiar with food pairing principles in order to make recommendations.


  • Inform guests about the various types of wines available and its prices.

  • To ensure that wine is stored and displayed properly.

  • Keeping track of wines that pair well with our menu choices.

  • Ensuring sufficient booze supply amounts across the establishment by managing inventory levels of alcohol products to ensure proper stock at all times.

  • Assisting with the selection of wines for those interested in hosting weddings, banquets, and other private parties.

  • Assuring that the wine cellar is stocked to fullest.

  • Partnering with the chef and food and beverage manager when choosing meals.

  • Hosting wine tasting events .

  • Negotiating prices with company representatives and wine producers.

  • Create a team training program to improve wine knowledge and service among Team Members.

  • Recommending wine based on cost, personal preference, and cuisine choice to patrons.

  • To ensure that clients are of legal drinking age, ask them to show their identification.

  • Ensure that food and health safety standards and regulations are followed.

  • Assisting in the proper storage of opened wine bottles.


Qualification and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality or a related field.

  • In-depth understanding of a variety of wine types, vineyards, and wineries.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Understanding of the wine making process.


Previous experience as a Sommelier, wine steward, or in a hospitality role is a plus.

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Authored and managed by Augustine, a hotelier with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has a 3-year diploma with 'honors' from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and a Bachelor of Computer Application - BCA Degree.