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Assistant Head Sommelier

Position Overview

Company Overview


We work with some of the most talented and unique individuals in our business, who always ensure the extraordinary guest experience of Dorchester Collection and the hotels within it. It is, after all, our people that bring our vision to life. As a member of our Dorchester Collection Family, we will support your development by nurturing your personality, creating a transparent culture of trust collaboration and appreciation. Supported by our annual personal development planning, tailored learning opportunities and our Academy programs you will be a part of creating a bespoke experience.

Treasured by guests. Cherished by employees. Celebrated worldwide.

As an employee, you are expected to provide our guests with a bespoke and memorable experience measured to the highest standards of quality and service delivery. Additionally the execution of your position will be in accordance to our company policies, standards and procedures.

Our company values are the fundamental spirit on how we reach our goals. As an ambassador of Dorchester Collection you will be entrusted with our values and expected to further enrich our We Care culture: Passion - Personality - Respect - Working Together - Creativity

This job description is intended to illustrate the main duties and responsibilities of the role. It is not intended to be exhaustive and please be advised that the duties and responsibilities may be added on a temporary or permanent basis as appropriate.   

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Position Overview

Division & Department

Food & Beverage - Restaurant

Job Title

Assistant Head Sommelier

Contract Type


Position Overview

  • Overall responsibility for the wine and beverage management in conjunction with the Restaurant Head Sommelier
  • To assist the Restaurant Director & Managers in the smooth running of the outlet following the company standards and procedures

Essential Functions & Physical Requirements

  • Responsible for beverage sales forecasted for the restaurant are met and strives to meet target cost of sales.
  • Work with the head Sommelier to manage and deliver an effective training and development system for all restaurant wine staffs to ensure that they meet their required standards and develop in their roles
  • Display knowledge of the food menu in order to suggest wines (beverages) accordingly to the guests chosen dishes.
  • Offer a service and use database of guest’s needs and to ensure that this information is used effectively in order to meet their particular expectation
  • To be able to identify when and why decanting a wine is required and to perform decanting of bottles of wine/port correctly in front of the guest in required

Qualifications and Desirables

  • Qualified as sommelier
  • Previous experience in the same position at 5 stars level is highly desirable
  • Immaculate presence
  • Wine and Spirits knowledge
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)

Benefit Package

  • Very generous Employee Introductory Scheme offered
  • World-class training and development
  • Complimentary nights with breakfast within Dorchester Collection
  • 50% F&B discount at selected restaurants within Dorchester Collection
  • The successful Assistant Head Sommelier will be able to participate in a variety of social events and Corporate Social Responsibility activities throughout the year
  • Fantastic pension scheme


Full time

Job location

Job Location

United Kingdom


45 Park Lane W1K 1PN Mayfair