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Lady of the Grapes
Salary: £14/h to £16/h (including service charge)
Location: 16 maiden lane, London, WC2E7NJ
Type: Full Time
Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • 30 April 2024
  • Wine waitress / Wine waiter, Lady of the Grapes

    Salary: £14/h to £16/h (including service charge)
    Location: 16 maiden lane, London, WC2E7NJ
    Type: Full Time
    Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • 30 April 2024

    Wine waitress / Wine waiter – FOH

    Lady of the Grapes is looking for 1 full-time wine waitress / waiter (sommelier) to join its wine lovers’ team.
    The wine bar & restaurant is located in the heart of Covent Garden.

    Lady of the Grapes is supporting and showcasing female winemakers as well as a better viticulture.

    We are serving good quality, seasonal ingredients, classical and modern French cuisine alongside delicious natural, biodynamic and organic wines made by female winemakers. The wine list is an impressive collection of about +350 different wines from the great vintages & producers, with tasting flights available.

    We ensure our Sommeliers are invited to meet producers, attend tastings and have all the opportunities to develop and thrive in their Sommelier career.

    The successful candidate will have a great wine knowledge, will be a natural wine lover, be a foodie, have personality, energy and good communication skills.

    We are looking for someone willing to accompany the business’ long-term development and keen to grow with the company.

     

    Responsibilities

    •  Wine List: Demonstrating exceptional knowledge of our wine list and giving the best recommendations to our guests.
    • Customers service: Take food & wine orders, be sure they are satisfied. Build a rapport with our regular guests. Be sure the service standards are reached all the time.
    • Glassware: Ensure that all wine is served in proper glassware and in proper condition
    • Maintain familiarity with menu items: New wines (by glass or bottles), food menu changes.
    • Wine stock level: do stock taking weekly with the team, check and organise fridges for service, cellar and shelves. Communicate to the team any low and sold out stock.
    • Cellar management: Keep the cellar tidy and organised, anticipate wine by the glass stock and rotation.
    • Help to select new wines to put by our the glass selection.
    • Wine flight: Present wines to customers, with wine stories and wine description
    • Participate to the tastings with our suppliers our winemakers: select wines to add on our list with the rest of the team.
    • Be reliable and a team player

     

    Required Experience and Skills

    • Experience as a wine waitress / waiter, sommelier, wine advisor or in the wine industry
    • Be passionate about wine and food pairing
    • Be interested about organic, biodynamic and natural wines
    • Minimum WSET level 2 is required
    • Calm under pressure
    • Organised and tidy
    • Be able to smooth service when busy
    • Self-motivated with a positive “can do” attitude to all tasks
    • Have a good customer service skill
    • Knowledge and passion for French food, cheese and charcuterie is a plus
    • Good oral communication skills
    • Be punctual and reliable
    • MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN UK

     

    What’s on offer?

    • A fun, passionate and energetic, supportive management team to motivate you and encourage you to be yourself
    • A competitive salary with a generous share of the service charge
    • A yearly bonus and bonuses on performance.
    • A recommendation scheme (up to £250 per individual hired by referral)
    • A retirement pensions
    • A flexible rota to allow you to keep balance with personal life
    • Full-time contract: 40 to 48 hours per week. We will need someone available on evenings and most of the weekends.
    • Staff discount 20% off of your total bill when dining in
    • Cost price on wines to take home
    • Free fresh meals on duty
    • 28 days holidays
    • An in-house training programmes to develop your wine knowledge
    • WSET courses and diploma for most committed employees.
    • Focused development plan so you can move forward with us as we continue to expand
    • We are closed every Monday and around Christmas and at the beginning of January

    If you think you’re up for the challenge of this role we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch, we are excited about meeting you and bringing you into the family.

    Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

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    Lady of the Grapes
    Salary: £14/h to £16/h (including service charge)
    Location: 16 maiden lane, London, WC2E7NJ
    Type: Full Time
    Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • 30 April 2024
  • Salary: £14/h to £16/h (including service charge)
    Location: 16 maiden lane, London, WC2E7NJ
    Type: Full Time
    Posted: 3 weeks ago
  • 30 April 2024

    Wine waitress / Wine waiter , Lady of the Grapes

    Wine waitress / Wine waiter - FOH

    Lady of the Grapes is looking for 1 full-time wine waitress / waiter (sommelier) to join its wine lovers' team.
    The wine bar & restaurant is located in the heart of Covent Garden.

    Lady of the Grapes is supporting and showcasing female winemakers as well as a better viticulture.

    We are serving good quality, seasonal ingredients, classical and modern French cuisine alongside delicious natural, biodynamic and organic wines made by female winemakers. The wine list is an impressive collection of about +350 different wines from the great vintages & producers, with tasting flights available.

    We ensure our Sommeliers are invited to meet producers, attend tastings and have all the opportunities to develop and thrive in their Sommelier career.

    The successful candidate will have a great wine knowledge, will be a natural wine lover, be a foodie, have personality, energy and good communication skills.

    We are looking for someone willing to accompany the business’ long-term development and keen to grow with the company.

     

    Responsibilities

    •  Wine List: Demonstrating exceptional knowledge of our wine list and giving the best recommendations to our guests.
    • Customers service: Take food & wine orders, be sure they are satisfied. Build a rapport with our regular guests. Be sure the service standards are reached all the time.
    • Glassware: Ensure that all wine is served in proper glassware and in proper condition
    • Maintain familiarity with menu items: New wines (by glass or bottles), food menu changes.
    • Wine stock level: do stock taking weekly with the team, check and organise fridges for service, cellar and shelves. Communicate to the team any low and sold out stock.
    • Cellar management: Keep the cellar tidy and organised, anticipate wine by the glass stock and rotation.
    • Help to select new wines to put by our the glass selection.
    • Wine flight: Present wines to customers, with wine stories and wine description
    • Participate to the tastings with our suppliers our winemakers: select wines to add on our list with the rest of the team.
    • Be reliable and a team player

     

    Required Experience and Skills

    • Experience as a wine waitress / waiter, sommelier, wine advisor or in the wine industry
    • Be passionate about wine and food pairing
    • Be interested about organic, biodynamic and natural wines
    • Minimum WSET level 2 is required
    • Calm under pressure
    • Organised and tidy
    • Be able to smooth service when busy
    • Self-motivated with a positive “can do” attitude to all tasks
    • Have a good customer service skill
    • Knowledge and passion for French food, cheese and charcuterie is a plus
    • Good oral communication skills
    • Be punctual and reliable
    • MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN UK

     

    What’s on offer?

    • A fun, passionate and energetic, supportive management team to motivate you and encourage you to be yourself
    • A competitive salary with a generous share of the service charge
    • A yearly bonus and bonuses on performance.
    • A recommendation scheme (up to £250 per individual hired by referral)
    • A retirement pensions
    • A flexible rota to allow you to keep balance with personal life
    • Full-time contract: 40 to 48 hours per week. We will need someone available on evenings and most of the weekends.
    • Staff discount 20% off of your total bill when dining in
    • Cost price on wines to take home
    • Free fresh meals on duty
    • 28 days holidays
    • An in-house training programmes to develop your wine knowledge
    • WSET courses and diploma for most committed employees.
    • Focused development plan so you can move forward with us as we continue to expand
    • We are closed every Monday and around Christmas and at the beginning of January

    If you think you’re up for the challenge of this role we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch, we are excited about meeting you and bringing you into the family.

    Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

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