We believe our team of great people is what truly sets us apart. Our mixologists, bartenders, servers, and event hosts come from some of BC’s best bars and restaurants. They are all professionally trained, experienced, and ServingItRight certified.
Every event is different. The bartending and service team play a key role in guest experience. From Hawaiian-themed birthday parties and office Christmas parties to formal corporate receptions and anything in between, there is a Lavish team to suit your event.
With more than 50 years combined experience in bartending, hospitality management, and event production paired with a passion for premium customer service, Lavish Liquid has raised the bar for special event bar services in Vancouver.
Since 2009, we have provided the Lavish Liquid event bar experience to a broad range of clients. From intimate cocktail receptions for 20 to outdoor festivals for 100,000, our team of experienced bartenders and event managers has set a new standard for event bar service in Vancouver, BC.
When Chris first got behind the bar at the age of 18, he realized an intense passion for beer, wine, and spirits which he turned into a career. Chris has mastered creating a custom cocktail for any event (like the perfect “his and hers” wedding cocktails). He works to understand his client’s vision and execute the perfect party, managing every detail so hosts can enjoy their event stress-free.
“I love what I do because I enjoy putting all the pieces together. Seeing it come through from beginning to end and knowing that we have taken care of every little detail.”
Where you’re from: Vancouver, BC
First Bartending Gig: 2005 – Villa Amato Ballroom
Favorite Spirit: Tequila
Favorite Cocktail: Paloma
How Did you Get Into The Industry: I used to be a bus boy for a catering company back in 1999 and loved the energy around the bar. I wanted to learn to create delicious cocktails and work in a social environment.
First Time Working with Lavish: Day 1
Favorite Hobby: Softball (currently play on 3 teams)
Education, Certification & Awards: BCIT – Welding (although don’t ask me to do anything cause I forgot most methods except for acetylene welding) Bar Smarts, Bar Smarts Advanced, WSET Spirits 2, Award T – Conesjo Regulador de Tequila
Daniel possesses over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry in world-class resorts & hotels, restaurants, bars, casinos and event production companies, throughout several cities across North America, like Cancun, Mexico City, Dallas, Orlando and Vancouver.
Where you’re From: Mexico City, Mexico
First Bartending Gig: 2004 – TGI Friday’s
Favorite Spirit: Tobalá Mezcal & Tequila Añejo
Favorite Cocktail: Mezcal Margarita
What made you get into the industry: My first job ever was as a banquet server when I was 17, and I realized I had a passion for creating memorable experiences for other people. I then pursued a career in Hospitality that has led me to fulfill this passion in multiple locations around the world.
First time I worked with Lavish: 2015 when I met Chris.
Favorite hobby outside the bar: Adventure travel.
Education / Certifications: Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management, Diploma in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Advanced Diploma in International Business Management.
Jennifer fell in love with the fast pace and social interaction of the event business and set her sights on becoming an Event Planner over 10 years ago, graduating with a diploma program in Event Management at the Art Institute of Vancouver.
Known for her love of globetrotting travel, wine, cocktails, and great food, Jennifer has had the opportunity to gain inspiration in many parts of the world and after working for the top catering company in Vancouver for 6 years, she decided to pursue her passions further in Food & Beverage, completing her BC Wine Ambassador Level 1 and 2 along with her WSET 1, 2, and 3 in Wine.
With a keen eye on emerging event trends and her newfound knowledge, Jennifer’s mission is to enhance and elevate the dining experience to create beautifully curated events for her clients.
Where you’re from: Abu Dhabi, UAE
First Bartending Gig: I have never been behind the bar but I frequent many bars
Favourite spirit: Gin!
Favourite cocktail: Dirty Gin Martini and Negroni
What made you get into the Industry: Bringing my passion of food and drink into my daily work life. You know what they say “if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!”
First time working with Lavish Liquid: 4 years ago through Culinary Capers, officially joined Summer of 2021
Favourite Hobby: Travelling with lots of wine and dining
Education/Certifications: Event Management Program at Art Institute of Vancouver, WSET Level 1 + 2, WSET 3 Candidate and BC Wine Ambassador Program Level 1 + 2
Where you’re from: Olympia, Washington
First Bartending Gig: Sovereign Canada Spirited Sessions – Industry-facing Education Events
Favourite Spirit: Mezcal
Favourite Cocktail: Vodka Martini, Daiquiri, Negroni (Which of the three depends on the mood and time of year)
What made you want to get into the Industry: Focusing my education on International Business I wanted to gain experience working with a Canadian Import Agency. A family acquaintance led me to working at a Wine and Spirits Agency. I quickly found the Wine and Spirits community, in Vancouver, to be a vibrant group of people who care passionately about the services they provide and the hospitality given to their guests/clients. I found a personal love for the world of bartending and Craft Cocktails.
First time you time you worked with Lavish Liquid: Science of the Cocktail
Favourite Hobby: Hiking/Backpacking
Education/Certifications: Bachelors of Business Administration (With Distinction), Advanced Diploma in International Business Management, Diploma of General Arts and Sciences, WEST Level 2, WSET 3 Candidate
Favourite Cocktail: Classic Margarita, but after working with The Bart Cart the Pica Pina or Diosa Verde may be taking over.
First time working with Lavish: June 2014 (outside patio bar for a 40th Birthday).
Jeff started in the Hospitality industry when he first moved to Vancouver in 2007. Known for his upbeat personality and eye for aesthetics, Jeff found that the bar was the perfect avenue to showcase his talents. As he notes, “once I got behind the bar, I know what I wanted to do – make drinks, and create memorable experiences.”
Where you’re from: Ottawa, Ontario
First Bartending Gig: Martinis Restaurant
Favourite Spirit: Tequila
Favourite Cocktail: Hastings Sunrise
What made you want to get into the Industry: I wanted to be part of creating memorable experiences and to expand on my skill set in the food and beverage industry.
First time you time you worked with Lavish Liquid: I first worked for Lavish way back in 2009
Favourite Hobby: Dancing in my living room
Education/Certifications: Highschool, Food Safe & Serving it Right
First time working with Lavish: April 2022
Favorite hobby: Art (painting) & volleyball