Employment & Eats: Wild About Wine


Wine lovers rejoice, it's National Red Wine Day!

Truth is, a real wine lover doesn't need a national holiday to celebrate and the epitome of a wine connoisseur is none other than the Sommelier.

The Sommelier is responsible for understanding customers’ palates, having relationships with leading wine producers and the practical aspects of the wine trade. Sommeliers work with both the front-of-house helping patrons choose and taste wines, as well as the back-of-house, building a wine list and working with retailers and winemakers.

In the spirit of #NationalRedWineDay & #WineWednesday, we've detailed a few Sommelier opportunities available at some of our favorite NYC restaurants. Check them out below in no particular order.

Felidia 243 East 58th St NYC


Felidia is the acclaimed Manhattan East Side flagship of Lidia Bastianich, open since 1981. Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra has been with Felidia since 1996 and has brought an innovative presentation and touch to traditional ingredients and dishes from all of the regions of Italy.  Italians are also known for their spirited love of wine. Felidia boasts a comprehensive wine list. You'll be sure to find one to your liking.  

Currently there is a Sommelier and Floor Manager position available. For more information, click here.

Sant Ambroeus Multiple Locations, NYC


This celebrated pasticceria and confetteria became the meeting place for the local intelligentsia, whether beginning their day with Sant Ambroeus’s legendary cappuccino and cornetto, savoring panini at lunch, or spending their evening enjoying refined cuisine in the restaurant’s elegant dining room.

Located in the West Village, the Upper East Side, and Southampton, each location remains authentic to Sant Ambroeus' Milanese origins, serving culturally inspired delectables in a casual yet elegant environment. Their considerable wine list features sustainable, biodynamic and organic wines.

Sant Ambroeus is currently seeking a Sommelier and a Mixologist. Click here to apply.

Babbo 110 Waverly Place, NYC


Part of the Batali & Bastianich Restaurant group, Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca is an exuberant celebration of the best of Italian food, wine and lifestyle. Babbo takes pride in it's wine collection, known as one of the most extensive and intelligent collections in the country. The all-Italian wine list is ever-expanding and ever-changing.

Wine offered at Babbo not only complements Mario Batali’s food but can stand on their own as examples of Italy’s incredible gastronomic diversity. It is produced in every corner of the Italian peninsula, and Babbo showcases the specialties and peculiarities of each of Italy’s 21 regions.

Sommelier, Server and Pastry Cook opportunities are available at this downtown New York City staple. Get more details here.

Gato 324 Lafayette Street, NYC


Gato is Chef Bobby Flay's expression of Mediterranean food, drink, and design. Located in NoHo, inside of a 100-year-old building, GATO combines its NYC roots with a European sensibility and has  a casual approach, a bustling environment, and a dedicated passion to its cuisine. The wine list at Gato is lengthy and ranges from crisp, mineral whites to big reds. 

Sommelier, Line Cook & Kitchen Steward opportunities are available at Gato, click here for more information. 

Esca 402 W 43rd St


Esca is a southern Italian seafood trattoria, featuring classic and modern cuisine devoted to the fruits of the sea. All Prepared by James Beard award-winning chef, David Pasternak. Esca features a terrific traditional Italian wine list which pairs perfectly with the impeccable Italian seafood and pastas served here.

There are currently openings for a Sous Chef, Host, Coat Check Person, Back Waiter and Sommelier. If you are interested, click here.


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