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Quince Pacific Avenue is Hiring Sommeliers

Quince Restaurant

Mar 11, 2019 - Financial District


Quince Pacific Avenue, home of Michael and Lindsay Tusk’s Quince and Cotogna restaurants as well as the soon to open wine bar and retail space Verjus is seeking passionate and hardworking wine professionals to join its team.

Quince is a three Michelin starred restaurant with an extensive wine list that maintains a heavy focus on the wines of Champagne and Northern Italy as well as on many of the classic fine wine regions of the world. The wine program at Cotogna mimics the sensibilities of Chef Tusk’s menu showcasing both innovative and traditional bottlings from California and Italy whilst the wine list at Verjus will have an emphasis on serving natural wines in an incredibly casual environment.

Ideal candidates should be well versed in numerous styles of wine and be familiar with the classic regions of the world as well as emerging trends in the world of wine. A strong understanding of wine service as well as the ability to discuss wine eloquently and naturally in a wide variety of settings will be very important to anyone working in this roll. Most of all both a professional work-ethic and a passionate approach to food, wine and service are a necessity.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Assist Wine Director in the overall operational, administrative and financial management of the Wine Department
  • Uphold the highest standards of service in accordance with protocols and practices as outlined in the QPA service manual.



  • Provide wine service to the guests of Quince/Cotogna and support the captains during nightly dinner service
  • Assist in wine selections and service of the private dining program at Quince and on the Chef’s Table at Cotogna
  • Daily wine stocking of par levels- whites, red and sparkling at both Quince and Cotogna
  • Make wine suggestions and pair wines with menu items. Communicate with chef directly as to the nature and flavors of each dish and match up with the appropriate wine profile
  • Update and produce wine lists, service documents, tasting menus daily, or as needed
  • In absence of wine director, represent the wine department at daily line ups
  • Educate staff on new wines, 86’d items, and one count list
  • Help educate staff on proper wine service, new wines, food and wine pairings
  • Daily pricing of tasting wines
  • Assist in maintaining physical inventory of the cellar; racking and restocking wines, processing deliveries


Education and Development:

  • Attend and participate in-house tasting appointments with wine director
  • Maintain professional relationships with purveyors and wine industry professionals
  • Work closely with culinary teams to develop food and wine knowledge and pairings for staff education
  • Organize and present wine classes to staff
  • Assist in the training of new FOH hires as it relates to wine service and product knowledge
  • Uphold the QPA handbook standards, protocols and procedures


Professional and Educational Development:

  • Maintain professional education and continued wine studies
  • Participation in outside trade tastings and other educational seminars


  • POS Management- Continually update Micros database by adding new wines, removing 86’d wines and create new numbers when needed
  • Audit accuracy of all wine prices as they correspond to the wine list
  • Assist wine director and lead sommeliers in physical inventory on the first day of every month
  • Return emails, correspondence, phone calls as needed



  • Communicate with wine director/general manager on nightly sales- figures and product mix
  • Administer transfers and corked wines
  • Management of company property as well as personal (consignment) property
  • Nightly approval of all wine comps at both operations (Quince and Cotogna)

If you would like to be a part of our team, please send a cover letter and a resume to employment@quincerestaurant.com

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