Garros - Head Sommelier - Aignan, France

Matthieu Garros

Aignan, France

Services

Head Sommelier

Work History

Consultant

Notting Hill Kitchen, Notting Hill, London

July 2013 - August 2013

Consulting for an opening Portuguese concept
with a European wine list of 350 bins
Organisation for cellar and bar
Creation of the cocktail list
Training on beverages (wine, spirits, cocktails)

Beverage Manager

Pacific Oriental, City, London

October 2007 - June 2013

Managing bar and sommelier teams
Created new wine list (700 bins), sake list (65 bins), and a classic and Japanese style cocktail list
Installed trade sample system for the accounting management
Stock-take, stock control monthly
Staff training about western and Japanese beverages (wine, sake, spirit and liqueur)
Organisation of regular sake lectures and tastings for public

Head sommelier

Umu Restaurant, Mayfair, London (one Michelin star)

October 2005 - October 2007

Developed the wine list from 350 to 650 bins and the sake list from 70 to 165 bins (biggest sake list in Europe)
Singularly increased wine and sake sales
Installed FnB shop system to improve the stock management
Stock-take, stock control monthly
Staff training
Organisation of regular sake lectures and tastings

Head Sommelier Junior

The Greenhouse Restaurant, Mayfair, London (One Michelin star, Rising two)

June 2003 - October 2005

Built entire wine program from initial concept to restaurant reopening after refurbishments, including development of the entire wine list with an international wine selection
Staff training program and management of a team of three sommeliers
Implemented a wine inventory software system to manage a cellar with 2700 bins
Singularly increased wine sales
Stock-take, stock control of a wine list of 2700 bins
Conducted staff trainings
Wine Spectator Grand Award 2005, unique grand award in the UK

Sommelier

The Greenhouse Restaurant, Mayfair, London (one Michelin star)

February 2003 - June 2003

Took inventory of a wine list of 250 bins
Conducted staff trainings

Sommelier

The Square restaurant, Mayfair, London (Two Michelin star)

September 2002 - February 2003

Assisted in all duties of the beverage department
Took inventory of a wine list of 1200 bins
Conducted staff trainings

Assistant Head Sommelier

Putney Bridge Restaurant, London (One Michelin Restaurant)

June 2001 - May 2002

Singularly increased wine sales
Helped to organized a team of 5 sommeliers
Developed new wine list for 1350 bins
Took wine inventory
Conducted staff trainings
Public wine education lectures

Sommelier

Putney Bridge Restaurant, London (One Michelin star)

June 1999 - May 2000

Helped to implement a wine inventory software system to manage a cellar with 1100 bins
Singularly increased wine sales
Stock control

Commis Sommelier

Putney Bridge Restaurant, London (One Michelin Star)

June 1998 - June 1999

Assisted in all duties of the beverage department

Qualifications & Certifications

Advanced Certificate, Wine and Spirit Education Trust, London

Intermediate Certificate, Wine and Spirit Education Trust, London

Nerac, France

Mention Complémentaire Sommelier, Jacques de Romas, Academy Aquitaine, France

BEP Restauration, Sainte Quitterie, Aire/Adour, France

CAP Restauration, Jacques de Romas, Academy Aquitaine, France

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