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Wine Steward – OKAVANGO WILDERNESS SAFARIS

Location: Maun | Deadline: August 16, 2021

Company OKAVANGO WILDERNESS SAFARIS
Reference # WSBOT04/21
Published 04/08/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Maun, North West, Botswana
Introduction
Proudly born and bred in Botswana over 35 years ago, Wilderness Safaris remains dedicated to pioneering authentic and sustainable ecotourism in Africa, whilst making a positive impact on conservation, and driving community empowerment. By doing this, the company helps to protect more than 2.5 million hectares of pristine wilderness areas.

Wilderness Safaris Botswana is inviting like-minded people who suit the below criteria to apply for the exciting career opportunity: Wine Steward-Bush Based and to join this remarkable company to help drive positive change in Africa through high-end ecotourism.

Job Functions Client Services,Hospitality,Supervisor
Industries Academic,Food & Beverages,Hospitality,Hotel / Catering / Hospitality / Leisure
Specification
The role of a wine steward involves all aspects of wine and beverage service and stock control. A good foundation and understanding of wine is required with an ambition and drive to develop and grow. The steward will provide a personalized wine and beverage service striving for the highest possible wine culture and unique guest experience. Ensure that all food, beverage and service minimum standards are met at all times so that we are deliver an uncompromised quality service to our guests at all times.

Brief Description of position:
The Wine Steward/Junior Sommelier is responsible for the following:
•Attend menu-briefings with chefs and other service staff before every meal
•Train and share information with all FOH staff to equip them with wine and beverage knowledge regularly and keep record of it.
•Work with the chefs to ensure that meals are served timeously should there be a tasting menu planned for the day
•Engaging guests in conversations about personal wine preferences, items on the food menu etc., resulting in wine recommendations, as opposed to mere order taking
•Liaising with the Executive Chef with regards to menu items, in order to ensure the best possible wine pairing experience for guests and communicating suggestions to other relevant staff
•Keep the wine cellar in immaculate appearance. Stocked, clean and orderly (and universally understandable for other staff members)
•Oversee daily stock takes of bar and assist in managing beverages in the rooms
•Assist with monthly stock takes and investigate discrepancies
•Monitor temperatures and humidity of the wine cellar on a daily basis, to ensure ideal conditions for ageing and service
•To keep abreast of wine industry innovations, trends, new suppliers and products

Requirements
Minimum Requirements

•Certificate in Wine/ WSET Level 1/ CWA South African Wine Course/ Equivalent
•3 years’ experience working in a 5 star service environment
•Comprehensive Wine knowledge and understanding of the Wilderness Safaris Wine offering and culture
•Stock management and counts (attention to detail required)
•Driver’s license advantageous

Competencies
•Good people skills and leadership skills
•Attention to details.
•Good communication skills
•Energetic and Enthusiastic to drive the guest experience
•Approachable: Able to share knowledge with the staff and guests in a confident and professional manner.
•Organized individual with good administration skills
•Sound computer skills, ability to work on excel and word

Job Closing Date 18/08/2021

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