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Sommelier - Specialty Restaurant Job Description and Duties:

Cruise ship sommelier - specialty restaurant

- Reports to the ship's Bar Manager/ Beverage Director and to the Maitre Dí/ Specialty Restaurant

- Supervises, supports and evaluates the performance of the subordinate positions in the Specialty Restaurant

- Responsible for providing courteous and professional wine and beverage service to guest in the assigned Specialty Restaurant aboard the cruise ship

- Responsible for increasing wine sales by demonstrating personal attention, consulting passengers on fine wine selection, and applying up-selling and suggestive selling techniques. Boosting wine sales leads also to higher commission and increase of his/her personal earnings

- The Sommelier - Specialty Restaurant is involved in the re-stocking of the wine cellar and helping with the loading wines to the cruise ship when necessary

- Follows company guidelines regarding uniforms and personal hygiene and ensures that the assigned work station is clean and sanitized according to the cruise line standards and USPH and/or UKPH rules

- Must be familiar with the Specialty Restaurant bar credit system in the wine stand and with the wine requisitioning and wine service procedures

- Works in close cooperation with the Cellar Master and is responsible for re-stocking of the wine cellar on a daily basis

Sommelier - Specialty Restaurant Job Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum one-two years of Sommelier experience in an upscale establishment

  • Cruise ship experience is preferred, but not mandatory

  • 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

Sommelier - Specialty Restaurant Salary Range:

$2200-3500 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line, size of ship, commission and gratuities from passengers. Strong possibilities for promotion to Dining Room Head Sommelier position.


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