Beverage Director/Manager

La Tour Restaurant in Vail, Colorado is seeking a Beverage Director/Sommelier/Dining Room Manager.

This is a premier opportunity for the right person who is passionate about Wine, Craft Cocktails, Beer and the hospitality industry. Live & work in paradise with a year-round job, learning, teaching, training, selling and administrating one of the best wine lists in the Nation. Awarded the “Best of Award by Wine Spectator for eight years running.The right person should have minimum 3-5 years managing the beverage program of a wine driven restaurant. Preferably be a certified or advanced level sommelier diploma or experience there of.

This person needs to understand all financials of pricing and cost of goods associated with a beverage program in a fine dining restaurant.Duties and responsibilities include:

*Write & maintain wine list, cocktail menu and beer menu.
*Maintain order and cleanliness of wine celler.
*Order all wine, liquor, beer and mixers. Keep contacts and phone list up to date.
*Program & maintain all beverages in Aloha POS system.
*Control cost of goods sold in beverage program and meet targeted goals.
*Take mandatory semi-monthly inventories.
*Train staff in wine knowledge and service. Hold weekly beverage training classes.
*Manage restaurant in slower seasonal periods & summer season.
*Be on floor sommelier during winter season.
*Close and open restaurant as needed.
*Help increase business with special events(wine, beer, cocktail events) creative wine, cocktail and beer ideas.
*Maintain and clean refrigeration and heat for storage of all beverages.
*Learn and maintain reservation systems.
*Build and maintain relationships with guest. Create a community of internal and external guest.
*Identify areas of loss and put forth strategy to stop it.
*Identify areas to increase profit.
*Work the floor to increase beverage sales.
*Imput invoices, cost, selling price and inventories. Ensure inventory sheets are accurate.
*Participate in local, state and national beverage and food events to help promote La Tour.
*Leverage professional relationships to increase business.
*Track product losses, ie. corked bottles, and follow up with credits.
*Handle guest complaints with utmost hospitality.

Salary commensurate with Experience. Bonus program, ski pass, Insurance program