Junior Sommelier

Junior Sommelier

We are seeking a motivated candidate with strong interpersonal skills to join our award-winning team at Ballymaloe House, in a role of a Junior Sommelier. Previous experience as a sommelier and extensive knowledge of different wines and regions are essential, ability to work cohesively with an established team is required.

The Role

The successful candidate will be working closely with the Head Sommelier, Samuel Chantoiseau, reporting to Food & Beverage Manager.  

Day to day duties will include:

  • Create and update the award-winning Ballymaloe House wine list
  • Interaction with the guests during the service
  • Recommending guests, the wines based on their personal tastes and food choice
  • Provide the knowledge to guests about wine varieties and prices
  • Ensure wines are served at the right temperature and in the appropriate glassware.
  • Ensure that opened bottles are stored properly 
  • Assist Head Sommelier with the management of the Ballymaloe House wine cellar 
  • Carry out stock takes
  • Training of the waiting team about available wines and current promotions
  • Communicate clearly with the bar and front of the house teams
  • Assist in the organisation and the management of wine events
  • Comply with and help with the management of Health & Safety
  • Maintain food hygiene practices and food safety standards (HACCP

This is a full-time permanent position; the nature of the industry means that this role will include a variety of shifts and weekend work.

To Apply

If you enjoy working as part of a passionate and creative team and would like to apply for this role, please forward your application directly to Matthew Germain, Food & Beverage Manager.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Working as part of an Award-Winning Team
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Training & Development opportunities, including company funded training
  • Complimentary staff parking
  • We provide the uniforms
  • Meals on Duty
  • Team Social Events
  • 20% staff discount dining option
  • Staff accommodation (subject to availability)
  • Reduced accommodation rates for Family & Friends
  • Extra benefit for the Chefs: The opportunity to attend the Ballymaloe Cookery School afternoon demonstrations, including Guest Chefs demonstrations

Application Form

If you enjoy working as part of a passionate and creative team and would like to apply for this role, please send your CV using the form below.

Max file size 10MB.
Upload failed. Max size for files is 10 MB.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

For further queries or questions, please email Fern Allen directly.

Back to Careers Page