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Sommelier

Marta (29 East 29 St. NY, NY)
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Job Description

 

Union Square Hospitality Group is seeking a Sommelier to join the team at Marta 

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Manhatta and Porchlight to name a few!

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave (yes! even as an hourly employee!)
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgement- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Passion for creating memorable moments of hospitality for our guests
  • Strong communication skills to build trusting relationships with peers and guests
  • The ability to stay positive and calm under pressure
  • A strong work ethic and a hunger to learn and grow
 

 

Skills & Requirements

Candidate Capabilities:

  • Maintain an understanding of the proper steps of service required of all FOH service positions
  • Maintain mental athleticism for coordination with table pacing, and section maintenance in conjunction with servers and managers
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates
  • Have a base knowledge and understanding of classic cookery, and an expert knowledge of wine, beer, and cocktails
  • Menu and beverage knowledge is comprehensive and kept current as menus evolve
  • Have a general knowledge and understanding of Department of Health (DOH) food safety standards

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Open availability and a career mentality
  • 1-2 years New York City fine dining experience in a Sommelier or wine focused position
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