Sommelier/Wine Steward (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time


  CHICAGO, Illinois


Hiring Immediately: Wine Stewards/Sommeliers !


  • BCBS health insurance & other options including dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Restaurant discounts
  • Opportunities for career growth

Tre Dita, slated to open in late 2023 in the St Regis Chicago, will be led by award-winning Chef Evan Funke of the acclaimed Felix Trattoria, Mother Wolf, and Funke, all located in Los Angeles. The restaurant will feature a "pasta lab" preparing fresh, handmade pasta daily, classic Italian steaks like bistecca Fiorentina cooked over an open-hearth wood fired grill and an extensive wine and craft cocktail list.

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Join the Lettuce Entertain You team! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth. If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

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Wine Stewards/Sommeliers are responsible for the selling and serving of bottled wine. A Sommelier will possess a current Sommelier certification.

Essential Functions

  • Order and sell wine for the restaurant
  • Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure the overall guest experience exceeds expectations and anticipates guests’ needs
  • Greet guests with a warm, sincere smile
  • Use tact and good judgement when dealing with guest challenges and respond to guest needs with patience and courtesy 
  • Develop the wine menu for the restaurant
  • Coordinate all ordering of wine for the restaurant
  • Maintain professional relationships with purveyors, and must not accept gifts or cash in return for wine or liquor orders
  • Account for and maintain the security of all wine inventories
  • Provide wine education and training for new and existing employees, and update training materials
  • Conduct wine tastings
  • Assist Maître d’ and/or host with greeting and seating guests if needed
  • Organize, maintain and restock wines in proper cabinets, coolers or storage areas  
  • Attend wine seminars on a regular basis
  • Act as a lead for the Wine Runner position
  • Follow proper wine service procedures
  • Assist serving staff with selling, opening and serving wine
  • Accurately record and account for all items ordered, process payments, and balance all sales/receipts in compliance with restaurant policies and procedures
  • Understand and respond knowledgeably to questions about the restaurant and menu
  • Use sales techniques to present and encourage current promotions to guests
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
  • Proficiency in the use and operation of all necessary tools and equipment, including the POS system
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
  • Successfully complete alcohol awareness training
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Get along well with others and be a team player
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed

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