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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney, Australia



Head Sommelier, Restaurants & Bars


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Embark on a journey of luxury and excellence with Sydney’s iconic first international 5-star hotel! The hotel is partnering with House Made Hospitality (the Team behind Lana, Grana, Promenade & Martinez) - a Sydney-based and globally inspired hospitality group. Through this partnership we are setting new standards in the Australian hospitality scene and we are seeking a talented Head Sommelier to help craft a unique experience where luxury reaches new heights. Apply now and be part of the “Rebirth of a Sydney Icon” with us!

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth offers an unforgettable luxury escape, where guests discover the perfect blend of the French Zest and Sofitel luxury. 

We are currently undergoing a complete transformation and enhancing all the hotel facilities to continue delivering outstanding luxury service to our guests. Scheduled to complete the changes in Spring 2024, the hotel will provide an all-encompassing experience of entertainment, leisure, dining, conferencing and unparalleled hospitality.

Job Description

As Head Sommelier, you are responsible for all things wine. Supporting wine and beverage list development and maintenance. You must prioritise wine sales and revenue, while maintaining high standards of wine service throughout the venue. You should be constantly improving your own knowledge of wine and mentoring and training all those around you. Development of a wine / beverage culture and being able to train on all things wine is a must. Recruitment of a like-minded wine team also comes under your responsibility. LinkedIn and responding to Recruitment drives are part of your role. The venue needs to be known for wine and social media posts and wine events should be a regular occurrence. Reporting to the Head of Beverage, you will work alongside the other Level’s Head Sommelier to drive the wine program.

As our Head Sommelier, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing, launching and constantly curating  a leading wine program that is aligned to the venue concepts. 
  • Hosting guests during service and elevating their experience. 
  • Showing exceptional guest relationship skills and instilling these throughout the wine and bar teams. 
  • Developing; communicating; implementing and monitoring venue SOPs, SOS, and professional standards. 
  • Coordinating and managing the dynamic of the wine team; including recruitment, onboarding and team development in line with Sofitel and House Made Hospitality values. 
  • Being an industry leader for product knowledge and bar and beverage thought leadership. 
  • Implementing strategies to achieve beverage revenue targets.
  • Acting as an impeccable ambassador for the Sofitel bar and beverage program. 



  • At least 5-7 years experience as a Sommelier in a restaurant environment.

  • At least 5-7 years experience in a CBD/corporate environment.

  • Excellent ability to manage a team.

  • Experience in writing and delivering training and development.

  • Expert understanding of wine, spirits and cocktails. 

  • Ability to understand and manage COGS.

  • Deep understanding of supplier contracts.

  • Intricate knowledge of BOH and FOH venue operations.

  • Full Australian Work Rights.


Additional Information

Joining our team will unlock generous local, national & international industry benefits on accommodation, dining, travel, wellbeing & more from Day 1. You will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment and be a part of the Hotel's future success. We offer discounted city parkingcomplimentary dry cleaningprogressive leave policies (including 10 weeks parental leave) and unlimited development opportunities as you learn from industry experts with international leader in Hospitality - Accor. We genuinely care about your success and want to help you grow on your journey with us. 

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, a new challenge in 2024, we look forward to finding out more about you and invite you to apply!

La diversité et l’inclusion pour Accor, c’est accueillir chacun et chacune dans le respect de ses différences en donnant la priorité aux seules qualités et compétences. Notre ambition est de développer l’emploi, mieux accueillir, offrir d’excellentes conditions de travail et  favoriser l’évolution de l’ensemble des collaborateurs et notamment des personnes en situation de handicap. N’hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos éventuels besoins spécifiques afin que nous puissions les prendre en considération lors de votre processus de recrutement.


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