A highly knowledgeable wine professional who holds a title of Head/Chief Sommelier or equivalent in a restaurant/ hotel who show a mastery of a broad spectrum of wines including wine & food pairing. The nominee must be capable of delivering excellent wine service (salesmanship and wine recommendation) to enhance the customer’s overall dining experience.
Professionalism: The nominee demonstrates an acute business sense and provides diners with quality wine and dining experience.
Consistency: The Nominee strives to perfect his or her knowledge and technique and displays a desire to constantly improve and source for new products.
Expertise: Nominee is equipped with an in-depth knowledge of cuisine and wine trends.
Guest relations: The nominee exhibits good interpersonal skills is able to build a rapport with the guests. The nominee also understands the needs of the guests and does his/her best to exceed expectations.