Assistant Sommelier (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Restaurants)

Full Time

  The Wickaninnish Inn (

  500 Osprey Lane, Tofino, BC , Canada, V0R 2Z0, British Columbia

Join our Restaurant Team as a Jr. Sommelier/Wine Server, where you have the opportunity to learn and grow in a Relais & Chateaux property also recognized as a Forbes, AAA 4-Diamond Resort and T&L World’s Best Hotel. The Junior Sommelier/Wine Server role is a combination position of Fine Dining Server and Sommelier. The Junior Sommelier will be effective for four months until mid February and then full-time Fine Dining Server.

As an Assistant Sommelier you will:

  • Ensure efficient and personalized guest service meeting and exceeding Relais & Chateaux, Forbes, AAA 4 & 5 Diamond and Forbes Standards
  • Lead by example and be a pro-active member of The Pointe Restaurant Team
  • Guiding guests through available food & beverage(wine/spirits) options, assisting with selections and pairings
  • Stocking, product rotation & quality control for all food & beverage outlets
  • Assist with tastings and training seminars for the service team, and guests, as directed by the Director of Food & Beverage
  • Support the service team and floor manager while on shift
  • Assist with wine/beverage service for all service periods and outlets including room service
  • Assist Sommelier Team with inventory & cellar management
  • Maintain cleanliness & organization of storage areas, cellar and fridges
  • Familiarize yourself with the requests of Return Guests and Special Attention guests, to better serve them on the floor and look for opportunities to exceed their expectations.
  • Continued education and research on new product within the food & beverage industry
  • Attend Regular team and supervisor meetings
  • Serve selected food & beverages items, describe in accordance to 4 & 5 Diamond fine dining standards
  • Preparation of restaurant for ensuing shifts
  • Mentor & educate service team on wine/spirits/beer and other beverages
Our ideal candidate will embody the West Coast culture, while still being committed to the art of hospitality and pursuit of excellence. They will have:
  • Willingness to learn in a team environment while striving to exceed Relais & Chateaux, Forbes, AAA 4 & 5 Diamond and Forbes Standards and be constantly challenged to grow within the restaurant team
  • Previous experience both as a server and sommelier in a fine dining restaurant with specific focus on wine and spirit service
  • A professional attitude and an appreciation for detail
  • Thorough knowledge of wine, spirits and other alcohols; extensive knowledge of BC wines and Old World wines a must
  • Self-motivation for continuous education about wines and spirits
  • Professional and positive attitude in every aspect of the position
  • Consistent punctuality and dedication
  • A calm, polite and composed demeanor
  • A desire to contribute exciting and innovative ideas towards the ongoing improvement of The Pointe Restaurant and the Wickaninnish Inn as a whole
  • Valid Serving It Right Certification
  • Sommelier Certification an asset, WSET Level 3 or equivalent a minimum standard
  • A mutual understanding of your employment duration will be determined during your interview

Salary/Wage: $45,500 annually plus gratuities,

How To Apply

Please submit:

Cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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