Director of Wine (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

  Hong Kong, Central and Western


  • Report to Director of Amber Restaurant
  • Fully responsible for the smooth operation of the wine & beverage program of the 2 Michelin Starred Amber Restaurant and support all other outlets within the hotel related to wine, coffee and tea.
  • Establish and maintain a competitive and relevant wine program in line with the culinary directions of Amber and the remaining outlets.
  • Persistently maintain an exceptional high level of wine service and correct the unfulfilled elements if necessary.
  • Monitor the stock of wines by introducing a proper wine management system, whilst updating wine lists with correct spelling, vintages & prices.
  • Manage & create a culture of sustainability.
  • Provide professional development to the sommelier teams of Amber & SOMM and lead the teams to achieve departmental goals and exceeding guests satisfaction. Also support other outlets where needed in terms of wine, coffee and tea training.
  • Responsible for the procurement direct from Chateau & negociant of wines for the hotels wine programs.
  • Support the Amber Director with the marketing and promotion for the Restaurant and taking up special wine, coffee and tea related projects.


  • Minimum 8 years’ experience as a head sommelier in a Fine Dining; Michelin Starred and World 50 Best Restaurants.
  • Experience in international 5 star luxury hotels is considered an advantage.
  • Extensive wine & beverage knowledge is required
  • Creative and hands on
  • Well organized and structured
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, open mind of different culture, friendly, approachable, sociable with strong sense of empathy.
  • Motivational with enthusiastic character with excellent listening skills
  • Acquire good training and coaching skills
  • Good command in English, knowledge in other languages is an advantage
  • Asian experience will be considered an advantage

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