I worked on Hayman Island (Whitsunday Islands, Queensland) for two years. After meeting many Canadians there, I came to Canada for the Winter Olympics and worked in various bars around Whistler as well as the Hilton Hotel. I landed a job at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver and five years on I’m still here.
Locally I like the Keefer Bar and the Hawksworth in Vancouver and internationally, La Candelaria in Paris.
My favourite drink is actually a gin Martini, but I also like Margaritas and Daiquiris, especially when travelling.
Coming fourth in the global finals of the Diageo World Class cocktail competition 2014. Eighty people changed their Facebook profile picture to mine for support which was an awesome feeling.
What happens at the bar stays at the bar.
I don’t really have a plan; I like to keep things a little spontaneous. In the next few months I’ll be assisting with judging for this years’ Diageo World Class competition and coaching the Canadian finalist.
I once heard a guy tell a girl that he was a professional arse model. Didn’t work too well for him.
I’ve been bitten by a shark; a small one bit me while I was scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.
Probably something similar to a competition drink I made that’s locally inspired with Victoria Gin, Pineau des Charentes, a Champagne reduction and Bittered Sling Orange & Juniper Bitters.
With Tanqueray Ten gin, wet with a dash of orange bitters and a lemon twist.
A travel host, I wanted to show people the world.