Adare Manor
  • Oakroom Restaurant
  • Adare, Limerick, IRL
  • Competitive
  • Full Time

Benefits in addition to salary, staff accommodation for relocating applicants


Here at Adare Manor, our vision is to create magical experiences that people will never forget. It's about a heartfelt Irish welcome that creates a sense of belonging. It's about an openness and warmth that's full of natural character. It's about a deeper understanding of every detail from start to finish. Our vision is Beyond Everything. We are always looking for people who want to play their part in helping us write the next chapter of this magical story.

Within one year of reopening the Resort, we were overjoyed to be awarded 'Hotel of the Year' at the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards ceremony in Las Vegas in 2018. Since then, we have acquired many accolades including AA Ireland: Hotel of the Year 2019, Cond Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019: #1 Resort in Europe and #5 in the World, IGTOA: Golf Resort of the Year 2018, Yes Chef: Afternoon Tea of the Year 2018, amongst many more. Most recently, our signature restaurant The Oak Room earned a position in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2020 with One Michelin Star.

We are seeking an exceptional leader to join our Adare Manor team as Head Sommelier. Our colleagues possess an intuitive service style that reflects the ethos and luxury of Adare Manor. The person in this role will be a creative individual with an in depth knowledge of current industry trends with the ability to lead a team in providing the flawless service our guests expect.

As Head Sommelier you will be responsible for:

  • The overall success of the wine program at Adare Manor including all outlets
  • Be focused on guest service and be a key figure for wine service in The Oak Room, 1 Michelin Star restaurant
  • Collaborate with the Restaurant Manager to continually improve service and offering for our guests
  • Ensure all wine lists are updated and correct
  • Build key relationships with suppliers to ensure a creative wine list whilst achieving financial targets
  • Collaborate with wine makers and vineyards to organise wine events at the resort
  • Demonstrate knowledge by leading the team to accomplish daily goals and targets
  • Ensuring our colleagues are nurtured and challenged within their roles to ensure peak performance
  • Continually developing the product and the guest service proposition at Adare Manor to ensure it is positioned as a market leader
  • Ensuring a highly effective operation, delivery of 'Beyond Everything' service excellence, and maximising revenue and profitability across all areas in line with budget expectations

Successful candidates for this job will:

  • Have experience within a similar role in the luxury restaurant or hotel market
  • Posses exceptional knowledge of wine vintages

  • Have previous experience managing an extensive wine list.

  • Have attained WSET and Court of Master Sommelier education

  • Have in depth knowledge of wines and service being able to create an approachable environment for our guests to try new wines
  • Demonstrate a strong leadership presence and take a proactive hands on role in order to identify and support colleagues on all levels
  • Be an inspirational leader who is passionate about creating highly energised teams to provide world class service
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a pressured environment with high expectation guests
  • Be commercially astute and have solid financial awareness

 

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