Head Sommelier - Reunion Hollywood (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time


  Hollywood, California

NeueHouse is the private workspace and cultural home for creators, innovators, and thought leaders. With iconic buildings, timeless design, thought-provoking cultural experiences, and elevated hospitality, NeueHouse has reimagined the ideal environment for creative potential and progress.

Reunion: Step into our Blue Zone, it’s in the details.

A culinary program that embraces Mediterranean coastal flavors with a sharp focus on fresh simplicity. Produce empowered by restraint, showcasing vibrant colors and textures, your Reunion burst's you into a summer feeling that resonates as freedom, La Dolce Vita. An air of lightness emanates from the menu, the setting, and the service attention to detail. Friends reunite and fill their table with share plates of wood roasted peppers, wild figs, naturally cured prosciutto. A beverage program that celebrates crisp, dry and fresh new and old world wines with stemware to match, complimented by a world-class curated, bespoke cocktail program celebrating a regular seasonal shift.

The Role

The Reunion Head Sommelier has the enviable task of creating and leading an innovative world-class wine program to complement the Reunion Restaurant operations at NeueHouse Hollywood. Reporting into the CultureWorks Food & Beverage Restaurant Manager, the role oversees all aspects of the wine department, including the training and management of the Sommelier team, curating and updating the wine program, developing and instilling service excellence. Our Head Sommelier represents Reunion and NeueHouse with hospitality and generosity in every interaction.


  • 5+ years acting as a Head Sommelier or similar role in luxury hospitality, food + beverage, or bar environments.
  • Experience implementing and managing the wine program for high-end, highly visible entertainment entities.
  • The capacity to work within an ever-changing environment, assisting to develop operating procedures as the business dictates and the willingness to support in other areas as required to maintain the integrity of The Reunion Restaurant operations.
  • An advocate and ambassador of service excellence that understands the critical role that exceeding and maintaining service expectations plays in the success of building F+B operations.
  • Encompassing several spheres of hospitality - blending service excellence, innovation, creativity and operations the role calls upon but is not limited to: wine list creation and development, alongside workflow and management of all operational functions as they pertain to the wine program.
  • Supply expert knowledge of the wine program, ensure the quality of all product, superior storage and service methods, while following and keeping to all local, state, and federal laws relating to alcohol service and consumption.
  • Manage and oversee daily planning and upkeep of the wine department operations to ensure an integrated, efficient, and profitable operation.
  • Oversee all Management team’s implementation of the wine program training for Bar and Floor staff across the venue.
  • Assist the Reunion General Manager with recruitment, the establishment of operating systems and the onboarding and set up of training schedules with new staff.
  • Assist the Reunion General Manager in counting monthly inventory pars of all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and inputting these into Excel and Xtra Chef.
  • Assist in meeting with brand representatives to taste wines and achieve the best pricing.
  • Creating an excellent work environment, the ability to bring a diverse group of humans from various experiences, countries, and cultures together centered up teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Ongoing development of team members to ensure detailed product knowledge, growth and professionalism. Effective performance management and discipline of all bar staff.
  • Effective communication during pre-service briefings of information relating to all wine offerings, members, guests, and daily operations.
  • Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, inventory, and cash control; cost all wine products to achieve target revenue results.
  • Set the standards of service unique to our properties, consistently working to improve the delivery of service, implementing all systems to ensure smooth delivery.
  • Attend and coordinate regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments.
  • Implement effective policies to ensure that all wine cellars and wine service station cleanliness meets State Health Code Standards, with the expectation of passing a Grade A.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Must be able to stand for a long periods of time. Available to work late nights, as required.

COVID19: The health and well-being of our members and staff has been our number one priority and the guiding force behind all our decisions as we open our doors. We encourage you to learn more about our commitment to safety by reading the steps we have taken to ensure that all guests and teams feel safe, comfortable, and secure, going forward on our website.

Diversity & Representation: NeueHouse is committed to building and supporting diverse and representative communities, long-term career opportunities and extends Equal Employment Opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

The anticipated annual salary for this position is $75,000. CultureWorks is committed to equitable and competitive compensation and benefits packages for our team members and will consider many factors when extending offers of employment. Some of the factors we consider may include: qualifications of individual applicants against the position and business needs, years of relevant experience in role or industry, specific or unique skills, certifications or professional accreditations specific to the role, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will perform the role. The anticipated range for compensation shared here does not include any other components or benefits that may be available.



  • Salary: $75,000 per year
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Paid Family + Caregiver Leave
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources

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