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Cellar Master Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship Cellar Master

- Reports to the ship's Bar Manager and ship's Restaurant Manager/ Maitre D'

- Directly supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate beverage operation positions - Head Sommelier, Sommelier and Assistant Sommelier/ Wine Waiter/ Waitress/ Wine Attendant

- Responsible for the overall on-the-job training of the sommeliers/ wind attendants and the rest of the cruise ship beverage operations personnel in wine and premium spirits knowledge, correct wine service, proper pouring styles and selling techniques

- Responsible for assigning work stations to each of the Wine Attendants/ Sommeliers and supervising each station in order to ensure that the passengers are served in timely manner and up to the quality standards of the cruise line

- Ensures that the wine and bar sales targets are met and exceeded, maximizes existing opportunities and creates new ones to generate extra revenue, follows proper accounting procedures, requisitions, transfers and reconciliation of daily wine sales

- Works in close cooperation with the Financial Controller and ship's Provision Master regarding inventory of wines in the storeroom, loading, ordering and storing of wines, maintains and re-stocks the wine stands in all food and beverage outlets throughout the cruise ship

- Conducts wine tastings, seminars and works in close cooperation with the ship's Culinary division on wine and food pairing dinners and special events

Cellar Master Job Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent and Sommelier certification from a recognised Hotel School

  • Degree in hospitality management, business administration or related field preferred

  • Two-three years practical beverage managerial experience in upscale restaurant, hotel or resort, cruise ship experience is preferred

  • Excellent fine wines and premium beverages knowledge

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

  • Strong managerial skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Cellar Master Salary Range:

$3200-4500 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line, size of ship, commission and gratuities from passengers. Strong possibilities for promotion to Bar Manager/ Beverage Director position.


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