Head Sommelier

James Suckling
Hong Kong
Full Time
Job posted
March 2, 2018
Closing date
02 Apr 2018

Established by world acclaimed wine critic James Suckling, Wine Central will be Hong Kong’s hottest addition to the wine scene. Designed as a wine showroom for wine lovers and members of the wine trade, Wine Central will showcase some of the greatest wineries from around the world, all previous participants of James Suckling’s famous Great Wines events. Wine lovers will have the opportunity to taste outstanding wines from around the world by the glass and the bottle. We seek an experienced and dynamic Head Sommelier to oversee the wine service with a drive for top performance and a passion for hospitality and service. This is a full-time position, with day and night availability needed.

Based in Hong Kong, your main responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for wine service
  • Help manage wine list, wine sales and proper upkeep of all wine and wine inventory, control stock level of all wines
  • Map out team training program to enhance team’s knowledge and service
  • Organize wine tasting and service enhancement events as well as JamesSuckling’s personal tastings in Hong Kong
  • Responsible & ensure wine service standard, hygiene and cleanliness are as according to the Management requirement


  • Holder of WSET Level 3 or recognized sommelier certification
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in fine dining restaurants or premium bars
  • Solid and strong wine knowledge is a MUST, must be equip with extensive wine knowledge from around the world
  • Customer-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) is a MUST.
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Able to work independently and proactively ask
  • Ability to lift 18+ kg
  • Professional appearance
  • Current resident of Hong Kong

A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate. Interested parties please send your cover letter why you think you are our man or woman in Hong Kong and full resume with expected salary to ak@jamessuckling.com.

Applicants who are not invited for interview within 8 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. Data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only.

About Us:
James Suckling is one of the worlds’ leading wine critics. Reflecting his three decades of experience as a journalist, his website  JamesSuckling.com brings to life the world of wine through features, high-definition videos and tasting reports. Wine tasting notes and exclusive behind-the- scenes content are shared daily via a wealth of social platforms and in various languages including English, Chinese and Thai. The modern way of showcasing wine attracts a global following of wine lovers and professionals from more than 110 countries and 4 million followers.

The company also organizes major luxury wine events in Asia, Europe, and North America. The events are considered among the leading premium wine events in the world with the best in wine, food and music.

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