Robson’s CinCin on Hunt for Talented Wine Director

The GOODS from CinCin

Vancouver, BC | CinCin Ristorante is located on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver’s popular shopping artery, and steps from the city’s major hotels. For more than 25 years, CinCin has been at the forefront of contemporary Italian cookery; the bar and dining rooms are widely known for their warm ambience, exemplary service and the kitchen for its famous wood-burning oven. The restaurant’s much-lauded wine cellar and award-winning sommeliers attest to CinCin’s notoriety as Vancouver Magazine’s best Italian restaurant.

The Wine Director will curate, develop, oversee, and manage the wine program, while working closely with the Bar Manager to support the creation and delivery of a unique and elevated beverage guest experience that is in harmony with the kitchen’s food program.

(other duties may be assigned as required)

– Oversees the day-to-day beverage operations of the restaurant
– Serves as an educator, as well as an inspirational, committed, and responsible leader to the restaurant’s front-of-house teams
– Prepares for and inspires staff to deliver a memorable beverage experience
– Displays a passion for and about wine and the industry
– Delivers superior customer service through effective training and education
– Leads by example by delivering superior consistent customer service and hospitality
– Maximizes resources and budget by maintaining and monitoring inventory and expenses
– Develops a strong rapport with agents and wineries
– Drives positive results and aligns with business goals
– Under the direction of the Restaurant Director, initiates and executes special projects as required


– Minimum 3 years’ experience leading a premium food and beverage operation
– Holds a high-level, professionally recognized Sommelier certification from WSET, CMS, ISG or other valued equivalent
– Related university degree or a combination of education and experience
– Strong business acumen with a proven ability to provide insightful industry leading, best-in-class outcomes to perpetuate growth in a premium service environment
– Highly committed to a premium level of quality
– Skilled at developing and creating food and beverage experiences that drive customer satisfaction and loyalty
– Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze current business problems and implement recommended solutions
– A solutions-provider committed to a vision of service to create an ultimate guest experience
– Strong verbal and written English communication skills
– Superior conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners
– Excellent planning and organizational skills, including the ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
– Comfortable with dealing with media, public speaking, and VIP guests
– Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume online here.

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