E148 Kate Boushel
Follow Your Passion
After leaving the restaurant and bar industry for a successful public and government relations career, it’s Kate’s passion for local flavours, spirits, and cocktails, as well as her natural inclination toward the art of hospitality that brought her back to the craft. Since her return, nearly a decade ago, she has worked and collaborated with many industry leaders, and her work has received numerous global and national accolades.
In her role as Director of Beverage & Education for the Barroco Group in Montréal [Tiohtià:ke], she strives to lead by example, help build a stronger and healthier community, and give back along the way through mentorship and knowledge-sharing. In 2021, she was named Bartender of the Year at Les Lauriers de la Gastronomie Québécoise, and Top 10 nominee for International Bartender of the Year at the 2022 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Spirited Awards®. She can still be found behind the bar at the Atwater Cocktail Club and Milky Way Cocktail Bar.