Restaurant Manager / Sommelier, Culinary Arts Program
Miami Dade College
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Job Description: The Restaurant Manager/Sommelier works closely with the Director and Executive chef and is responsible for the overall operation of the fine dining restaurant, Caf, Food and Beverage demonstration Theatre and College catering will be responsible for leading the viticulture portion of the two-year degree program and for assisting with the enology program, as needed.
Duties & Responsibilities: # Ensures that the restaurant operates efficiently and effectively within the Colleges educational, fiscal and operational guidelines # Ensures adherence to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations # Develops initiatives to build sales, profitability and guest counts # Utilizes the Secret Shopper and IVR programs to develop guest oriented quality, service, and # Ensures all safety and security systems and procedures are followed to ensure health and safety of employees and guests # Responsible for the physical/aesthetic maintenance of the restaurant and maintenance of Colleges branded format # Purchases food and beverage products within established guidelines. Oversee correct receipt, storage and handling of food and beverage products to ensure quality and freshness at all times # Responds to guest comments and criticism in a constructive and positive manner, looking at such as an opportunity to build guest count. Educate and empower subordinate managers and staff to act in a similar capacity # Staffs the restaurant with quality employees who value guest service and are committed to the highest standards of performance # Responsible to maintain labor efficiency ratios to ensure guest service and cost effectiveness # Oversees all restaurant administrative requirements including cash handling, completion of guest liability, property, casualty, workers compensation reports, governmental compliance, i.e., OSHA posting requirements, federal, state and local labor law postings, managers Red Book, invoicing, etc. # Develops curriculum workshops and seminars necessary to meet the needs of students and the local/regional wine industry # Fosters and maintains strong working relationships with local and regional growers, industry experts, students, alumni and college staff # Manages and maintains vineyard relationships for the college and negotiate vineyard contracts, works with the wine industry on issues relevant to program planning, promotion and evaluation and participates in classroom and lab teaching activities requested by the Director # Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements: # Bachelors Degree with significant wine industry experience and seven (7) years of restaurant management experience and three (3) years sommelier experience in a fine dining, full-service restaurant # ServSafe certification must be obtained within two (2) months of hire # Knowledge of and experience with alternative forms of viticulture such as sustainable and biodynamic agriculture desired # Impeccable service standards and attention to detail # Professional, polished appearance with the ability to exceed our guests expectations # Proven ability to lead, train, and develop associates # Excellent verbal communication skills # Ability to work in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment # This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College To apply for this position, please visit our Employment website: www.mdc.jobs