Here's where to find them.

Each year, we recognize the best bartenders and sommeliers Vancouver has to offer in our Restaurant Awards. Of course, talent doesn’t always stay in the same restaurant (or even in Vancouver). Here is where you can find our recent winners working now—and order a glass of whatever they’re having. Grantsceney-grantquerner Photo Cred: Grant Querner

Grant Sceney

2016 Bartender of the Year Head bartender, Fairmont Pacific Rim Previously: Head bartender, Elephant and Castle   Lauren-mote_aaron-aubrey Photo Cred: Aaron Aubrey

Lauren Mote

2015 Bartender of the Year Beverage consultant, The Four Seasons Previously: Bar manager, Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar   Processed With Snapseed.

Jay Jones

2014 Bartender of the Year Drinks manager, Vij’s Group Previously: Drinks consultant, the Canucks   Mike-bernardo_joseph-david-photography Photo Cred: Joseph David Photography

Mike Bernardo

2014 Sommelier of the Year Wine director, Vij’s Group Previously: Manager and sommelier, Dock 503 in Sidney Simon-kaulback-bartenderfrom-google

Simon Kaulback

2011 Bartender of the Year Co-owner, Mamie Taylor’s Previously: Head bartender, Boneta   Hawksworth-restaurant_bryant-mao Photo Cred: Hawksworth

Bryant Mao

2015 Sommelier of the Year Wine director, Hawksworth Previously: Sommelier, Chez Bruce in London Hawksworth-restaurant_roger-mantiwa-2 Photo Cred: Hawsworth

Roger Maniwa

2016 Sommelier of the Year Sommelier, Hawksworth Previously: Chez Bruce, and Mitobe Sake Brewery in Japan


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Samantha Rahn

2013 Sommelier of the Year Restaurant manager and wine director, Araxi Previously: Wine director, The Maple Leaf in Banff