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Assistant Wine Waiter / Waitress Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship wine waiter

- Reports to ship's Head Sommelier

- Assists the Sommeliers and the Head Sommelier in providing an excellent wine and other beverages service to guests aboard the cruise ship

- Responsible for providing courteous and professional wine and beverage service in all restaurants and bars aboard

- Responsible for increasing wine sales (thus increasing his/ her personal earnings) by demonstrating personal attention, consulting passengers on fine wine selection and how to pair wine with food

- Must be well groomed and should demonstrate proper personal and uniform appearance at all times according to cruise line's standards

- Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the assigned work station according to the USPH rules and regulations

- Helps the Sommeliers with re-stocking of the wine cellar on a daily basis

Assistant Wine Waiter / Waitress Job Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum two years Sommelier experience in an upscale establishment

  • European experience is preferred, but not mandatory

  • Excellent fine wines from various regions of the world and premium beverages knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language, knowledge of additional languages is a plus

  • Abilities to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, tips, proportions, percentages and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Assistant Wine Waiter / Waitress Salary Range:

$2300-3500 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line, size of ship, commission and gratuities from passengers. Strong possibilities for promotion to Sommelier position.


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