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    GM and Dining Manager

    Overview

    Join The Herbfarm as Sommelier at one of Americas premier restaurants known for food and wine pairings and excellent, caring, attentive service. Youll be on the floor for service most Thursdays through Sundays during our nine-course seasonally and regionally influenced tastings menus that have been paired (by you) with 5 Northwest wines. As a key staff member on the wine team of one of Americas most-visible destination restaurants, it is The Herbfarms goal that its sommeliers achieve national recognition and awards. The Herbfarm will support and promote these efforts.

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    The link above has the best description. To apply, please come visit between 10 and 4 daily and ask Rosemary to give you a tour. Then, send cover letter and resume to jobs@theherbfarm.com.

    Experience & Qualifications

    REQUIREMENTS to APPLY
    Above average skills in pairing food and wine
    At least 3 years professional wine service experience
    Able to share passion and enthusiasm for wine with down-to-earth openness without alienating beginners while capturing the interest of experienced wine folk
    Extensive knowledge of the worlds wines with particular emphasis on the wines of the Pacific Northwest; including but not limited to northern Italy, Rhone, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, California, Australia, and New Zealand, and the rest of the United States
    Good posture, body language, personal grooming, and steady hands
    Pleasant personality with a winning smile
    Stamina and the ability to be on ones feet for 10 hours (with the pleasant attitude above)
    Willingness to help in all front of house facets of restaurant operations-5 years hands-on experience at least
    Team player and communicator
    Above average command of English language

    Character traits

    CHARACTERISTICS
    Intelligent, quick, witty yet serious and focused
    Emotionally mature
    Energetic, Enthusiastic, Consistent, Persistent
    Caring, communicates well (about the good and the bad) with guests and staff
    Graciousness, ability to be "owner"
    Calm under pressure, think on your feet

    Hours/Schedules

    SCHEDULE
    Generally Thursday through Sunday service
    Typically 4 evenings per week, plus one daytime inventory/preparation (generally Wednesdays)
    Slow nights, extra service nights, salaried folks step up before hourly folks
    Approximate 40-50 hours per week schedule is prepared a month in advance
    Weekly visits to wineries are expected
    Closing responsibilities 2-3 nights per week (1am finish Th-Sat)
    Currently The Herbfarm is closed for vacation one week in March or April

    Benefits and Compensation

    BENEFITS (details in Employee Handbook)
    Health Insurance- medical, dental paid 50% by The Herbfarm after 2 months
    Paid Time Off-PTO: 2 weeks per year. PTO increases to 3 weeks per year after 5 years employment
    Good Health days-earn up to two per year--paid days off for being healthy
    Dining and Wining Education:
    Participate in the annual Wine/Food education 3 day annual trip-usually October
    Participate in employer matched 401K plan after one year of service
    Salaried at Market Rate