Wine Curator

A day in the life of a wine curator at the Westin London City Hotel

What you’ll be doing…

Reporting to the Wine Bar Manager, you can expect your working day to include the following:

  • Being a ‘face’ of the wine bar through engaging service and a passion for driving interest in wine.
  • Driving sales in a fun, engaging and entertaining way.
  • Running weekly ‘wine club’ tastings and developing club ideas.
  • Wine list management.
  • Supplier engagement.
  • Engaging with VIP and PR clients to ensure successful online and offline media presence and reviews.
  • Assisting the Bar Manager in the smooth running of the wine bar and food service, including being the senior manager on shift during some periods and on a weekly basis.
  • Working in other areas of the business as required – Restaurant, Executive Lounge, Events and others.
  • Proactively suggesting areas for service or product enhancements and playing their part in implementing these

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • We hire mostly on personality & potential but here are a few of our requirements…
  • To succeed in the role of Wine Curator, you will need the following qualities and skills:
  • Extensive understanding of high-end beverage service.
  • Exceptional knowledge of wine, spirit and other beverage products and service standards.
  • Good knowledge of food concepts and service standards.
  • Rota and workforce planning skills.
  • Expertise in problem solving and ability to demonstrate being a self starter who enjoys creating and implementing new ideas to drive service and revenue.
  • Working as a part of a team and being flexible on role location.
  • Creative and conceptual flair and being adept in generation and implementation of new ideas.
  • Great knowledge of the local and London competitive scene, to assist with driving sales and opportunities.
  • Relationship and rapport-building skills, especially with kitchen and back of house associates.
  • Extensive experience in luxury hotel / standalone wine bar or concept wine bar environments

WHAT WE OFFER

  • You will have access to a benefits package we believe truly works for our people and enhances our overall culture…
  • Discounted hotel room rates for you and your friends & family
  • Extra days holiday for your birthday
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Pension
  • Free meals on duty saving you over £1000 per year
  • Life assurance

Further information and a link to apply are available on >> THIS LINK.

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