Sommelier - Alinea (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  The Alinea Group

  Chicago, Illinois

Alinea Restaurant seeks a full-time floor sommelier to join us in Chicago.

The ideal candidate is proactive, upbeat, thorough, team-oriented, and has an immaculate attention to detail.

Compensation is hourly.


Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Receive and stock wines and beer
  • Determine and maintain pars for wine BTG and pairing selections
  • Create and participate in staff wine tasting and educational opportunities
  • Collaborate with wine and culinary teams on wine pairing selections
  • Provide wine and beverage service as a Sommelier
  • Participate in daily service

Preferred Experience:

  • 2+ years as a sommelier, server, or captain in a fine dining establishment
  • Level 2 (+) certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers, or equivalent certification and/or corresponding knowledge/experience


  • Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs
  • Service Procedures
  • Beer Knowledge
  • Budgeting
  • Wine Cellar Organization
  • Wine Service
  • Coffee Knowledge
  • Food and Beverage Pairing Knowledge
  • Glassware Knowledge
  • Inventory
  • Wine List / Program Creation
  • Alcohol Service Laws Knowledge
  • POS Systems
  • Pricing
  • Financial Management
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - France
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - Italy
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - Southern Hemisphere
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - Spain / Portugal
  • Regional Wine Knowledge - US
  • Cocktail Making
  • Spirits Knowledge
  • Team Development and Training
  • TIPS Certified
  • Winemaking Knowledge
  • Wine Buying
  • Wine Knowledge


  • Competitive hourly wage beginning at $21.50-23/hr.
  • Medical, vision, dental and life benefits available on the 1st of the month following full-time employment.
    • 50% company contribution to single HMO during first 2 years of full-time employment, 100% contribution available after 2 years.
  • Paid time off
  • 401(K) with a company match up to 4% of deferred earnings.
  • CTA/Ventra discount available after 1 month of full-time employment.
  • Employee Dining Discount, 20% to any Alinea Group restaurant.
  • Referral Bonus Program Available.

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