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Kokomo Private Island Fiji is seeking an experienced Sommelier/Bar Manager to be based at Kokomo Private Island, Kadavu. The role is beverage focused and the applicant must be well versed in all aspects of beverages including wine in an establishment.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for ordering, receiving, inventory, organizing and selling wine for all departments
Oversee all wine purchases and cost management
Oversee wine of the month selection, introduction of new vendors, wineries, etc.
Assist guests during meal service with wine recommendations and selection for perfect pairing, leading the decanting of the wine and wine service
Develop a training program for all Team Members to improve their knowledge of wine tasting and wine service
Train Team Members in order to maximize understanding of wine and beverage and proper service techniques including glassware, pour levels, storage, beverage pairings and the ability to understand guest preferences
Ensure that all wine is served in the correct glassware and in correct condition
Maintain all beverage lists to be accurate, up to date and free of errors
Maintain all Wine locker inventory, updated and reconciled with physical inventory
Promote all wine events
Promote all cocktail and beverage events

Qualifications & Attributes

Level 2 or higher Sommelier Certification in either Guild Somm or WSET
4 or more years’ experience in a similar role in a fine dining restaurant, hotel or country club
Must be passionate about all beverages wine and possess superior people skills
The ability to determine wine faults and maintain proper temperatures in order to showcase products at their maximum potential
A strong knowledge of food and beverage pairings
Solid understanding of pricing, budgets and cost controls
Operation and programming knowledge of a point of sales system
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Strong computer skills
Please note we will only be considering applicants who meet the minimum qualifications outlined above. We encourage and welcome female applicants to complement our work force.


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