Head Sommelier

Head Sommelier
The Five Fields
An elegant and intimate, modern British restaurant serving the best of seasonal ingredients whilst celebrating the abundance of produce from its very own Kitchen Garden.

Who we are:
The Five Fields, situated in the heart of Chelsea, is an elegant and intimate, modern British restaurant serving the best of seasonal ingredients whilst celebrating the abundance of produce from its very own Kitchen Garden.
Since opening in 2013, Chef Patron Taylor Bonnyman and his team have received numerous awards including one Michelin Star, four AA Rosettes, Squaremeal ‘Restaurant of the Year’, Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Restaurants in the UK’, ‘Best Gastronomic Experience’ by the Harden’s Guide and AA ‘Wine list of the year’.

Head Sommelier Job Description:
– Recommending wines to our guests according to their preferences and to suit the menu and the
occasion
– Advising guests on wine selections for private dining room events, if required
– Wine list development
– Liaising and building relationships with suppliers to ensure favourable pricing, and exclusive offers
for prestigious wines
– Creating wine pairings for our tasting menu
– Updating the wine list
– Purchasing en-primeur with strong focus on Burgundy
– Managing the en-primeur stock aging in our cellars
– Monthly stocktake
– Placing wine orders according to the business levels
– Building rapport with team members and guests
– Identifying ways to improve sales and guest satisfaction
– Ensuring wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware
– Ordering glassware and wine equipment when needed
– Staff training
– Helping FOH staff when needed
– Working closely with Assistant Head Sommelier to ensure smooth running of the service
– Occasional bar duties

Expected Qualifications:
WSET level 3 / CMS certified or equivalent
Michelin star/ Fine dining experience

What we offer:
Competitive salary
Comprehensive training
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Weekly staff drinks
Free staff meals on duty
Annual holiday in August and Christmas & New Year

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