Kate Boushel

Kate Boushel | Toronto Cocktail Conference

Kate’s passion for local flavours, spirits, and cocktails, as well as her natural inclination toward the art of hospitality, have guided her way through the world of bars and restaurants. For over a decade, she has worked with many industry leaders and earned numerous national and global accolades, including 2021 Bartender of the Year at Les Lauriers de la Gastronomie Québécoise, International Bartender of the Year Top 10 Nominee 2022 and 2023 Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Spirited Awards®, named one of Drink International’s 100 most influential bar world figures in 2023, and recently awarded North America’s 50 Best Bars 2024 Altos Bartenders’ Bartender. In her role as Partmer and Beverage & Education Director for the Barroco Group, she strives to lead by example, help build a stronger and healthier bar community, and be a vocal champion of the Montreal and Canadian bar scenes.

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