Contessa – Sommelier

Major Food Group is hiring a Sommelier for our Boston restaurant, Contessa!

Reigning over Back Bay and The Boston Public Garden, Contessa is the crown jewel of dining atop one of Boston’s most glamorous hotels, The Newbury Boston. Delightfully re-imagined, this rooftop destination is inspired by the old-world resorts of Europe and the lasting estates of Italy where classic grand trattoria cuisine awaits.

Designed like a conservatory with a glass roof and retractable panels for open air dining, the rooftop space feels like a “garden in the sky” where diners relax in a sun-soaked room for breakfast, lunch, or brunch or take in the sunset and starry skies over cocktails and dinner.

MFG is hiring passionate and experienced Sommelier with strong work ethic to help set and maintain the highest standards of service and professionalism. While comparable fine dining experience is preferable, any individual with passion and love for people, food, and wine will certainly be welcomed. We are searching for individuals who want to become part of a team that is accomplishing something special.


  • Assist guests with wine and champagne selection, consider their taste and budget when guiding them through the menu
  • Anticipate guest needs. Provide information to guests regarding our venues, menus and pricing
  • Explain how our wines, sake or champagne menu compliments the items on our food and dessert menu
  • Ensure all wines and champagnes are presented and served correctly and all pouring techniques are adhered to as specified by company standards
  • Inform and explain alternative wine, sake or champagne selections to guests should their choice be unavailable
  • Provide engaged, friendly and attentive customer service to all guests
  • Practice highest regards for safety within all areas and with all materials
  • Follow and adhere to all standards set for by the Department of Health (DOH) and appropriate Federal/State Liquor Control Boards
  • Perform all other duties as instructed by management


  • A minimum of 2-4 years of experience as a Sommelier in an upscale, high volume restaurant
  • WSET certifications preferred or certifications from another accredited wine institution preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of wine and wine service techniques
  • Availability to work nights, weekends & holidays
  • A “guest-first” mindset
  • A passion for providing exemplary guest service
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to take direction and to communicate effectively

Major Food Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Type(s): Full Time

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