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Edible Canada at the Market

Full Time

Assistant Manager/ Sommelier

Vancouver, British Columbia (view on map)

Posted 4 days ago

Position summary

The Assistant Manager/ Sommelier will work closely with the General Manager, assuming the role of the General Manager in their absence which includes orchestrating service within the company’s specified standards and guidelines. This person must be a subject-matter-expert in regards to each FOH position, being able to ‘assume’ any role at any time. In addition to the service responsibilities, the Assistant Manager/ Sommelier will be solely responsible for managing the bar team, overseeing the beverage program as well as developing Edible Canada's seasonal wine and beer lists. This person will be experienced with cocktails and has an extensive knowledge of beer, wine and spirits which they share with all FOH staff through training sessions. They will be responsible for meeting beverage targets for the bistro and implementing initiatives to make sure that targets are continuously achieved.

The Assistant Manager/ Sommelier will also be responsible for overseeing the monthly liquor inventory count, making sure that FOH invoices are input into the specified software, and that weekly bar orders are completed. Attention to detail, keen leadership ability, and a passion for food and wine are essential characteristics to this role.

Key Accountabilities

Ensure that we are optimizing seating at all times during service.
Address any guest concerns as they come up and decide on preventive or corrective action. Communicate with F&B Director regarding guests which require follow up. Ensure F&B Director is made aware of any serious guest concerns as soon as possible.
Attend weekly Bistro Leadership Team meetings.
Monitor consistency in service and food standards, be comfortable addressing concerns with the Chef.
Ensure cleanliness standards of the restaurant are met based on the guidelines detailed in the Cleanliness Standards document.
Create appropriate service ambience, with focus on music volume, lighting levels, and ambient temperature.
Assist in constructing beverage and wine program with an emphasis on Canadian products
Involved in ordering all beverage and maintaining relationships with beer/wine/liquor reps
Ownership of all internal communication between bartenders
Organize all beverage launches and necessary training around them
Liaise with kitchen management in relation to product ordered through kitchen suppliers
Responsible for monitoring bar opening and closing duties are carried out by the bar team
Responsible for monitoring bar weekly cleaning duties are carried out by bar team
Maintain bar cleanliness standards as indicated in the Service Guidelines and organize deep cleans of the bar area
Oversee ordering of all non alcoholic beverage items including pop, juice and dairy and coffee.
Maintain stock on wine wall
Accountable for ensuring bartenders are trained fully in the position
Training and ongoing development of FOH staff on the beverage program


2 + years’ as a Restaurant Manager in a casual fine dining restaurant
2 + years managing an entire beverage program
WSET Level 3 or higher
Knowledge of beer and spirits from prior experience or education
Experience using Touch POS system or similar
Experience using Open Table Reservation System or similar
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong passion for local food and wine

Why work with Edible Canada

At Edible Canada we value people. We are a family and we support one another. We operate from a place of respect and candidness and care about the opinions and suggestions of others. Edible Canada is also a very open and dynamic work environment with a lot of growth potential, learning and autonomy. Company perks include competitive pay, a fun, collaborative environment, and the ability to bring your personality and soul to work!

Please send us your resume and include a brief summary of why you believe you are the right fit for this role.

Due to interest in this role, we will not be able to get back to everyone that applies. Thank you in advance for your application!

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Date Available: March 18th, 2019

Compensation: $40,000/yr

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About Edible Canada at the Market

Edible Canada at the Market is located in the heart of Granville Island, right across from the Public Market. We are a multi-faceted company at the forefront of culinary tourism, which includes a retail store, tours of Granville Island and a full service bistro focusing on new Canadian cuisine. Everything we do is focused around supporting local businesses and showcasing the best that Canada has to offer!

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