Ski Tip Lodge Sommelier - Keystone

Keystone | Keystone, CO, United States

Posted Date 4/29/2022

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits.

As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

The Sommelier is responsible for developing, sourcing and organizing a wine list and beverage program that is on brand with the Ski Tip Lodge dinner and event service programming and aligns with and supports the company core beverage program. With a high level of knowledge, the sommelier is responsible for recommending wine selections to our guests, supervising/ executing wine service, regularly educating associates, collaborating with beverage vendors in an effort to create the most compelling wine list to drive increased wine sales and profitability while staying within established overall inventory values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work the dining room floor, engaging with the guests and making wine recommendations, pairings and sales.

  • Support the overall front of house nightly dinner service

  • Hold bi-monthly wine educational classes along with techniques to match wine and food to support the beverage program. Assisting the servers to understand the right pairings.

  • Provide mentoring, coaching, and regular feedback to improve associate performance and restaurant profitability.

  • Collaborate with dining room manager, executive chef and general manager to procure a wine list that shows variety and diversity, but also one that matches the price category of the attending demographic and matches the style of food being served.

  • Work with vendors to support the restaurant and bar programs with promotional events including wine dinners.

  • Maintain an accurate list. Update the wine list based on sales, vintage changes and inventory.

  • Establish, monitor and report out on beverage product losses and wastage

  • Drive sales, reduce beverage cost, drive profit margins through savvy purchase recommendations and product positioning

  • Advise guests on wines based on their personal tastes and food choices

  • Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and within the proper glassware

  • Assist in the management of the wine cellar including storage, vintage, stock rotation and monthly inventory.

  • Participates in the marketing of food and beverage programs and promotions for the restaurant and bar up to and including representing the outlet and participating in food and wine events off site as determined by the general manager.

  • At times, the sommelier may be asked to support other signature dining outlets within the resort portfolio with wine program guidance and staff education.

  • Other wine and alcohol programming duties as assigned.

The budgeted range starts at $17.00. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including...

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time. Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 433990

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