March 28, 2024
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Job Description

Who We Are
At Crenn, we are guided by our values of humanity, sustainability, artistry and equity. We create culinary experiences that challenge convention with a planet first mindset. Seeking to keep these values at the forefront of everything we do, we are committed to inclusion at all stages in our operation, from the purveyors we work with to the team we hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

About Crenn
Dominique Crenn opened Atelier Crenn, an ode to “poetic culinaria,” with her business partner Juan Contreras in January 2011. The restaurant achieved its first Michelin Star that same year and garnered a second the following year. In 2018, Atelier Crenn became the first female-led, US restaurant to receive three Michelin Stars. Since then, Chef Crenn’s flagship restaurant has evolved, now telling the story of California through food, highlighting local fish, seafood, and produce from its own regenerative farm in Sonoma.

Main Role
The Sommelier is responsible for leading guests throughout their dining experience. They are the authority on all aspects of beverage and steps of service in the restaurant. The Sommelier is able to assist in every facet of service including, polishing glassware, running food, clearing tables or anything else that a team mate might need. They also assist the Lead Sommelier in cellar management, inventory, and leading weekly wine training.

Qualities required:
Minimum of 2 years experience as a sommelier in Michelin starred fine dining.
Excellent food and beverage knowledge with a strong foundation in French wines and cuisine.
Functional understanding of G Suite and Inventory systems.
Leadership skills with strong commitment to sustainability and excellence.
Desire and ability to teach and foster growth.
Problem solving, multi-tasking and delegation.
Initiative and follow through.
Keen attention to detail.

Always greet and welcome guests promptly in a warm and friendly manner to build rapport.
Assist guests in wine selections and ensure beverage service standards are met.
Upsell dessert wines, non-alcoholic beverages, supplements and take home selections.
Facilitate communication between departments during service.
Support Lead Sommelier providing ample and continuous beverage training and education for the team.
Maintain cellar, eurocave and the wine fridge organization and cleanliness.
Maintain an accurate wine list, takeaways and storage locations.
Assist Lead Sommelier with monthly inventory of both glassware and beverage.
Assist lead sommelier with receiving, storing, and bining wine.
Actively track and reduce loss through proper pour levels, minimizing waste and loss, alerting the Lead Sommelier of corked/faulted wines, and dating bottles when opened to ensure optimal window of drinking.
Continuously taste, research and remain active in the industry.
Assist the Lead Sommelier with the creation and production of Non-Alcoholic beverages.
Take an active role in coaching and developing junior staff.
Perform restaurant opening and closing duties, including POS terminal closing, tallying cash and credit card statements, as well as gratuities.
Be responsible for completing any side work duties not finished by other associates.
Anticipate any unexpected guest needs and react promptly and tactfully.
Alert management of repair and maintenance issues pertaining to the cellar, eurocaves/wine fridges, beverage mise-en-place, etc.
Attend training sessions and meetings when required.
Work with fellow staff and managers to ensure that the restaurant achieves its full potential.