Job Status: Filled

Maitre D' & Sommelier (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Restaurants)

Full Time

  The Hamilton Golf and Country Club

  Ancaster, Ontario

The Hamilton Golf and Country Club is expanding our hospitality team and we are in search of an experienced, wine-knowledgeable individual to provide guests with an engaging wine experience.  Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager, the Sommelier will possess a passion for hospitality and excellent customer service and communications skills.  If you are ready to take your career to the next level and provide our members with distinct wine experiences, please apply below.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Will be responsible for selecting and consolidating the wine list by adhering to the budget and beverage cost, the requests of Members and Guests. 

  • Responsible for weekly and monthly Beverage and wine inventories in liaison with the Food and Beverage Manager. Creating, modifying and printing the wine and beverage list as and when needed

  • Recommend wine purchases to the Food & Beverage Manager regarding new wine releases.

  • Lead in maintaining accuracy and efficiency of wine stock movement, requisition and transfers, as well as provide reporting and working closely with the Food & Beverage Manager and the Executive Chef

  • Continuously find ways to improve the efficiency of the operation and maximising and increasing sales and/or yield

  • Be responsible and accountable for the wine cost

  • Maintaining and updating the wine Locker programme

  • Serving food and beverages to members and guests along with wine pairing recommendations to guests

  • Set up and monitor wine training programmes for the department staff.

  • Demonstrate a high standard of personal appearance, always wearing a complete & clean uniform and ensuring good personal hygiene

  • Greeting and Seating members. Maintaining exceptional level of member service.

  • Conducting Briefing and incorporating wine changes and training part of the Briefing when possible.

  • Allocating sections and managing staff based on reservations.

  • Conducting Wine Dinner in liaison with the Chef and Food and Beverage Manager.

  • Staff Scheduling in the absence of the Food and Beverage Manger.



  • Must have at least three (3) years of previous experience in a five star restaurant service type environment and wine education, experience in a private or member club an asset

  • Sommelier Accreditation required

  • Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication and problem solving skills

  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and escalate issues accordingly

  • a high level of professionalism and customer-service attitude

  • Self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic

  • Experience working with high end wine products as well as with purchasing and working with wine venders

  • Smart Serve Certified  

Compensation: Pay Commensurate with Experience, Full Extended Dental & Medical Benefits, Pension, Opportunity to participate in gratuity programme.

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