SOMMELIER in Chicago, IL at Everest Restaurant - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Date Posted: 8/22/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

EVEREST is hiring SOMMELIERS for our DINING ROOM team!


Personalized French Cuisine

Guests may order the acclaimed tasting menu or select from the three and four course prix fixe menus. Acclaimed Chef Joho offers a caliber of personal service and culinary excellence that define “world class”.

Caring. Creative. Careers.

Join the Lettuce Entertain You family! 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.

Is this you?

  • You take care of yourself. (Energy and stamina. You’ll need both.)
  • You care for others. (Teamwork and success. They are one and the same.)
  • You care about guests. (Quality. The bar is high.)

If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Availability Needed: Dinner, Weekends, Evening (4-10p), Evening

Job Requirements

Responsible for the selling and serving of bottled wine. A Sommelier will possess a current Sommelier certification.


  • Be able to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
  • Get along with others and be a team player
  • Be genuinely committed to ensuring the overall guest experience exceeds expectations, including greeting guests with a warm, sincere smile and anticipating their needs
  • Use tact and good judgment when dealing with guest challenges, responding to guest needs with patience and courtesy
  • Follow all steps of service
  • 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 and restock wines used in proper cabinets and/or wine coolers
  • Organize the wine and liquor storage areas and read and identify wines by using labels
  • Accurately account for and balance all sales and receipts
  • Be knowledgeable of all menu items, and be able to develop wine pairings
  • Work with Captains/Servers to visit tables to present suggested wines
  • Follow proper wine service procedures
  • Act as a lead for the Wine Runner position
  • Attend wine seminars on a regular basis
  • Provide wine education and training to new and existing employees
  • Update wine training materials
  • Assist Maitre d’/host with greeting and seating of guests if needed
  • Conduct wine tastings
  • Do not over serve guests, and seek out management immediately with any concerns about a guest who may appear to be intoxicated
  • Assist servers and cocktail servers with selling, opening and serving wine
  • Check back with tables which have ordered wine
  • Accurately account for and inventory all wine sales for the shift
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation (including handwashing) guidelines and procedures
  • Be proficient in the use and operation of all necessary tools and equipment, including the POS system
  • Successfully complete alcohol awareness training
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed


  • Communicate in English in order to comprehend and perform/follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Perform more than one task at a time, calmly and effectively in an extremely busy and stressful work environment
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Lift and move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment
  • Be able to stand and walk for an entire shift, including moving safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven and slick surfaces
  • Accessibility varies by location