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Wine Director / Instructor The Pantry

  • Date Posted May 01, 2021
  • Location Seattle, WA
  • Category Culinary / Education
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The Pantry is a gathering place that builds community through food, classes, and shared stories. We believe in cultivating relationships, supporting an equitable food system, creating inspiring food careers, and joyful eating. We do many things: cooking classes that focus on traditional food crafts and techniques, five-course family-style dinners, culinary camps for the kids, power lunches for makers who are itching to enter the food industry, and cookbook-club potlucks, where we pick a cookbook that we're excited about and invite everyone to cook from it. Basically anything we can think of to get our neighbors around the table, breaking bread and building community. Since the pandemic, we have shifted our offerings to include interactive online classes, family-style takeaway meals, and a monthly wine club. Job description

We are hiring a wine director to manage our young and growing wine program! We are looking for someone who is creative, social, warm, and has strong communication skills. A highly organized person who can prioritize between multiple tasks in a busy work environment while still maintaining attention to detail. Someone who is comfortable solving problems without direct supervision. We are a collaborative bunch of mischief makers! Interpersonal skills are a must, along with the ability to give and receive constructive feedback.


Since the Pantry is a unique place, we don't expect you to have direct experience in all parts of this job. But we do look to see a trajectory on a resume, showing how the Pantry would be your perfect next job. The position is culinary, educational, and administrative, so we're looking for someone with interest in all areas. 


Roles and Responsibilities:

Wine Classes

- Develop and teach weekly fun and unique wine classes. The content of these classes is up to you!

- Create informational packets for classes.

- Create ordering spreadsheets for classes.

- Meet with the wine reps to select and order wine.


Wine Pairings for Classes and Dinners

- Select and manage a rotation of monthly pairings in the classrooms and storage, organizing and updating as needed.

- Meet with the wine reps to select and order wine.


Pantry Wine Club

- Research and develop a monthly wine club theme that incorporates a variety of wineries.

- Meet with the wine reps to select and order wine.

- Draft monthly wine club theme write up for newsletter and website. 

- Create informational packets for each month’s release.

- Build and manage spreadsheets and registry.

- Manage Wine Club deadlines.

- Communicate packaging/aesthetic needs to the ordering team.

- Prepare and build each month’s wine packs and informational packets.



- Receive wine deliveries.

- Manage costs, inventory, and create a plan for overstock.

- Manage customer case sales

- You will be navigating the backend of the website  so familiarity with Wordpress is a bonus.

- Be at ease with frequent email communication, filling out spreadsheets, and formatting google documents.

- Maintain all licensure required for the beer and wine program


Various Other Roles:

- Assist classes taught by other instructors.

- The option to contribute any other creative skills you have!

- You will be doing a little bit of everything to keep the Pantry running smoothly. There’s the little stuff too, like putting away orders, organizing the kitchen, and attending regular staff meetings. 


Timeline & Schedule: 

- Begin September. Stay forever.

- This is a full-time position, with Fridays and Saturdays off.



- The salary is $60,000. 

- The Pantry provides retirement benefits, a healthcare plan option, 3-weeks paid time off, and parental leave. Bonus: so much good food!

Compensation this position is : salaried, 50k-75k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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