Lavish Liquid

Our Story

Lavish Liquid Team

What Makes Us Different?

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.

Creating Lavish Experiences Since 2009

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.

Our Mission

To be the premiere name in mobile event bartending service and events, providing luxurious service experiences for our clients and their guests again and again


Christopher Chuy


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 Martinez


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 Garcia


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


Elisa Verinder


Where you’re from: Brandon, Manitoba

First Bartending Gig:
Miss Q’s Pool Hall

Favourite Spirit: Tequila, although in the past few years grew a love for a Cabernet Sauvignon and usually gravitate towards wine now.

Favourite Cocktail: Classic Margarita, but after working with The Bart Cart the Pica Pina or Diosa Verde may be taking over.

What made you get into the Industry: Part time work while attending university.

First time working with Lavish: June 2014 (outside patio bar for a 40th Birthday).

Favorite hobby: Anything that involves quality time with my daughter (crafts, hikes) and shopping

Education/Certificates: Business Administration (many years ago at ACC in home town), 15 + years in the industry, most recently 11 years with Cactus Club (server, bartender, bar manager & floor manager)

Megan Quilao


Where you’re from: Vancouver, BC

First Bartending Gig: Cactus Club

Favourite Spirit: Tequila

Favourite Cocktail: Spicy Margarita

What made you get into the Industry: I joined the industry when I was 15 to challenge myself to break out of my shell. I was painfully shy and I wanted to be somewhere I could get comfortable interacting with people without having an anxiety attack haha!

First time working with Lavish: April 2022

Favorite hobby: Art (painting) & volleyball

Education/Certificates: 10 years with Cactus Club Cafe bartending & bar managing. I also supported several store opens as a bar trainer.

Fast Facts

01. The Year we opened


03. Most Popular COCKTAIL

Hastings Sunrise




50 years+


Dim Sum


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