You’re responsible for the storage of alcohol and its dispensing to the bar
- Organise stock rotation and replenishment
- Regular cleaning of dispense lines between the cellar and fonts on the bar counter
- Accepting and checking deliveries, returning empty casks and kegs, carbon dioxide cylinders, bottles, crates and other items which are recycled or reused, tidying and cleaning the cellar, and issuing stocks to bars
- To ensure health and safety rules are complied with
- To manage stocks; including the correct storage of wines
- To co-ordinate with the kitchen
- A keen interest in Beers, Wines, Spirits etc
- Organisational skills
- Communication skills
- Safe working practises/ health and safety; familiar with the regulations on manual handling, the use and storage of hazardous substances, and electrical equipment
Qualifications and Training
There are a variety of courses and qualifications you can earn to become a professional Cellar Manager. In College you should be taking general BTEC’s in Food and Safety; as you progress you may want to look into other courses given by specialist bodies.
A Cellar Manager can expect to earn between £19,000 and £25,000 a year, with an average salary of £21,000
Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*
The bonus bits…
You can turn a love of wine and beer into a career!
You’ll have the opportunity to work in some of the most reputable and sophisticated restaurants and hotels in the country.
*Figures supplied by the Hospitality Guild November 2013