Tag: Bartender

Interview with Barry Jackson

Bar Manager | Gotham| Vancouver Barry has been the Bar Manager at Gotham Steakhouse for over 6 years, previously he was the Bar Manager at Umberto’s in Whistler for 4-1/2 years. You can follow Barry on Instagram @baz_jackson How did…

Interview with Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bartender | UVA| Vancouver Canadian Belvedere Brand Ambassador Sabrine started off her career in the hospitality industry as part of the team that opened Reflections rooftop lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in 2011. From there she ended up working…

Interview with Jose Borges Ferrer

Bartender | Juniper | Vancouver Jose started off his career in the hospitality industry working as a dishwasher at Cactus Club. In 2011 he then became a Barback at Chambar where he held that position for a year. He joined…

Micky Valens and his Cocktails

Micky Valens is a Bartender at Wildebeest in Gastown. I asked Micky to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Wildebeest. Up first is the Tijuana Inspiration: This cocktail is made to represent Tequila the way a Manhattan and a…

Interview with Micky Valens

Bartender | The Diamond | Wildebeest | Vancouver Micky’s bartending career began a few years ago when he worked as a server who then changed positions to be a Barback at the Yaletown Distillery in the summer of 2013. In…

Thor Paulson and his Cocktails

Thor Paulson is the Bar Manager at L’Abattoir in Gastown. I asked Thor to make a selection of his unique cocktails at L’Abattoir. Up first is the Castles Made of Sand Inspiration: 33 Acres of Ocean Pale Ale and the…

Interview with Thor Paulson

Bartender | L’Abattoir | Vancouver Thor’s bartending career began 3 years ago after he had worked for 4 years in the restaurant industry.  He worked as a bartender at The Teahouse, The Diamond, the Donnelly Group, then The Revel Room,…

Max Borrowman and his Cocktails

Max Borrowman is the Bar Manager at Torafuku in Chinatown. I asked Max to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Torafuku. Up first is the Ipanema Sunset Inspired by Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. We all need…

Interview with Max Borrowman

Bartender | Torafuku| Vancouver Growing up near the wineries of the Okanagan in a family where food and drink was important helped Max Borrowman develop a fine palate from a young age. He began in the industry as a bar-back…

Satoshi Yonemori and his Cocktails

Satoshi Yonemori is the Bar Manager at Grapes & Soda in South Granville. I asked Satoshi to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Grapes & Soda. Up first is the Apollo A twist of El Diablo cocktail. Fizzy…

Interview with Satoshi Yonemori

Bartender | Grapes & Soda| Vancouver Satoshi came to Vancouver from Kyoto, Japan where he grew up, first time arriving here when he was 16 to learn English for the summer, he then returned again after highschool when he was…

Nathan Jackman and his Cocktails

Nathan Jackman is the Bar Manager at Catch 122 in Gastown. I asked Nathan to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Catch 122. Up first is The 1886 Taking a historical approach to what Vancouver is known for,…

Interview with Nathan Jackman

Bartender | Catch 122| Vancouver Nathan came to Vancouver from Toronto where he had many years of experience in the hospitality industry as well as background in marketing and administration. He won 3rd place in the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge…

Interview with Tarquin Melnyk

Bartender | Bambudda Gastown | Vancouver Tarquin had been working in a hospital doing recreation therapy for many years. In 2006 he made a life change to be a server in an upscale diner in Edmonton. He yearned to learn…

Tarquin Melnyk and his Cocktails

Tarquin Melnyk is the Bar Manager at Bambudda in Gastown. I asked Tarquin to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Bambudda. Up first is the New Gwei-Lo New Gwei-Lo This drink is pineapple preserved three ways and was…

Robyn Gray Celebrity Bartending at The Vancouver Club

The Vancouver Club has been running a summer series of cocktail nights that features a celebrity bartender who creates a line-up of special cocktails. Each bartender presents a line-up of unique cocktails which he or she makes and serves during…

Interview with Robert ‘Buck’ Friend

Bartender | Bambudda Gastown | Vancouver Robert aka Buck is from Australia, he had been bartending since he was 13-1/2 years old, he started out working at a local golf course washing the dishes. After high school he studied hotel…

Robert ‘Buck’ Friend and his Cocktails

Robert ‘Buck ‘ Friend is the Bar Manager at Bambudda in Gastown. I asked Buck to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Bambudda. Up first is the Tsui Hang Tsui Hang Inspired but the classic Granville Street Chinese…

Interview with Julia Diakow

Bartender | Cuchillo | Vancouver Julia Diakow is a bartender at Cuchillo in Railtown as well as a Bartender at Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. By day she is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Sovereign Wine and Spirits…

Julia Diakow and her Cocktails

Julia Diakow is a bartender at Cuchillo in Railtown as well as a Bartender at Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. By day she is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Sovereign Wine and Spirits Ltd. I asked Julia to…

Interview with Kelly Ann Woods

Kelly Ann Woods has been voted and recognized as Vancouver’s BEST COCKTAIL MAKER for 2013 by you our readers. Here is my Interview with Kelly who is the Bar Manager at La Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive. What do you love…

Interview with Shaun Layton

Shaun Layton has been voted and recognized as Vancouver’s BEST COCKTAIL MAKER for 2012 by you our readers. Here is my Interview with Shaun Layton who is the Bar Manager at L’Abattoir restaurant . What do you love about being…

Interview with Jean-Sébastien Dupuis

Lead Bartender | Tableau Bar Bistro | Vancouver With over 10 years in the beverage industry, Montreal native Jean-Sébastien Dupuis has been crafting one-of-a-kind cocktails in some of BC’s hottest establishments. Previously he was the cocktail master at the acclaimed Bearfoot Bistro…

Interview with Ryan Storey

Ryan Storey | O Lounge & Coast | Vancouver Ryan Storey is the Bar Manager for O Lounge and Coast Restaurant in Vancouver, where he has been mixing drinks for the restaurant for close to 3 years. How did you…

Interview with Trevor Kallies

Trevor Kallies | Donnelly Group | Vancouver Trevor Kallies is the Bar & Beverage Director for the Donnelly Group in Vancouver, he has been mixing drinks at The Granville Room for the past 6 years as well as beverage training all the…

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