Miroslav Kalinic

Miroslav Kalinic

Head Sommelier at Bistrot 55 Restaurants
Lives in Limassol, Cyprus

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About me

Award-winning Restaurant Manager & Head Sommelier with top to bottom knowledge of the business. Extensive professional experience in fine dining restaurants within 5-star hotels and resorts

Combines ‘Gold Medal’ standard customer service with good interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills to increase not only restaurant sales, but also has a proven track record of advising and upselling to customers to increase profits.

Experience

20 years and 10 months

  • Head Sommelier

    Bistrot 55 Restaurants - Limassol, Cyprus

    Customer Service
    June 2019 - Now · 7 months

  • Head Sommelier

    Do Wine & Dine - Limassol, Cyprus

    F&B service
    November 2018 - May 2019 · 7 months

    Covering the bar, organizing wines for events and functions, organizing wine list by the glass,( over 35 references) by the bottles (about 350 references), promotion of the wine by the glass served using a coravin device(15 references). Successfully Creating three wine courses weekly for our guest, introductory level, World of Wines, and Matching wines with food. Accumulating a significant amount and increasing daily revenue. Increasing sales and profit by 30% during the first year!

  • F&B Consultant/Head Sommelier

    IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group - Tivat, Montenegro

    F&B service
    June 2018 - November 2018 · 6 months

  • F&B Service Manager – Consultant

    The Woodpecker Modern British Restaurant - Lanark, United Kingdom

    F&B other
    April 2018 - June 2018 · 3 months

  • Restaurant Manager-Head Sommelier

    Do Wine Bar - Limassol, Cyprus

    F&B service
    June 2016 - April 2018 · 1 year and 11 months

  • Assistant Head Sommelier

    Relais & Châteaux - Stockcross, United Kingdom

    F&B service
    March 2016 - June 2016 · 4 months

  • Restaurant Manager-Head Sommelier

    IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group - Tivat, Montenegro

    F&B service
    June 2014 - October 2015 · 1 year and 5 months

  • Restaurant Manager-Head Sommelier

    Marriott Hotels - Limassol, Cyprus

    F&B service
    June 2002 - June 2014 · 12 years and 1 month

  • “Seasons Oriental” Chinese Restaurant

    Four Seasons Hotel Limassol - Limassol, Cyprus

    F&B service
    October 2001 - March 2002 · 6 months

  • Maître d’ Restaurant

    Cala Luna Ristorante Italiano - Limassol, Cyprus

    F&B service
    September 1998 - September 2001 · 3 years and 1 month

Education

  • Advance Level 3

    WSET School London - London, United Kingdom

    June 2014 - September 2014

  • Level 1

    • Primera Secular De Purus - Belgrade, Serbia

    February 2014 - March 2014

  • Level 1

    Bartender school - Limassol, Cyprus

    May 2012 - July 2012

  • Level 1

    Barrista Course - Limassol, Cyprus

    May 2012 - July 2012

  • • Leadership & Human Relation Award

    Dale Carnegie - Limassol, Cyprus

    September 2010 - November 2010

  • Diploma

    ASI Professional Sommelier - Limassol, Cyprus

    June 2006 - July 2006

  • Diploma

    Catering High School - Belgrade, Serbia

    February 1984 - July 1987

Languages

5 languages

  • Serbian

    Native or fluent

  • Greek

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Russian

    Professional working

  • Italian

    Limited working

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Cypriot

  • Serbian

Work Permits

  • European Union

Driving License

Yes

Skills

15 skills

  • Acts With Integrity
  • Dedicated,motivated
  • Diploma Wine Sommelier
  • Flexible
  • Great team player
  • Highly organised
  • Professional work ethic
  • Reliable and honest
  • Restaurant Management
  • Restaurant Operation
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team Management
  • Upselling skills
  • Wine & spirits
  • WSET- Level 3

Additional Information

6 informations shared

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  • • GOLD MEDAL Awarded by Cyprus Chefs Association for Open Grand prix Challenge –Cook and Serve, wine and food matching 2012 and 2014

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  • Trophee Ruinart 2005 Best Sommelier ,Cyprus

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  • At Regent Hotel with Alain Passard

    At Regent Hotel with Alain Passard is a French chef and owner of the three-star restaurant L'Arpège in Paris

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