team and partners

Our teachers

The MWL Bar School has assembled an experienced team to train the next generation of bartenders. Our teachers are from the field of mixology and have unparalleled knowledge of the bar world and the latest trends in mixology.

Anton dutot
Director & Professor

After a trip around the world working in bars, Anton dropped his suitcases at the MADE WITH LOVE Bar School.

He has completed his barman training in Amsterdam and then worked at the cocktail bar Le Parfum in Montpellier, which is one of the top 100 best bars in the world! He continued his career by working in London and then returned to France to gain more experience in various high-volume establishments as well as prestigious locations such as Relais & Châteaux.

From Miami to New Zealand, our smiling gentleman has travelled all over the globe to finally settle in our beautiful metropolis. For over two years, he has been working in luxury bars in Montreal. In addition to his title of Director at the MADE WITH LOVE Bar School, he is also Barchef at the renowned restaurant Perles et Paddock

JUSTIN presseau-Gagnon

An epicurean, Justin already has a wealth of experience under his belt. Having graduated as a sommelier from the École Hôtelière des Laurentides, he then took winemaking courses at Niagara College in Ontario and obtained his WSET level 3 at Brock University. These qualifications allowed him to develop a detailed understanding of wines, spirits, viticulture, and winemaking.

Through many trips around the globe, Justin deepened his knowledge of spirits, particularly during an internship in Poitou-Charentes, at Bisquit Cognac and in Hungary, working on the production of Palinka.

It is only later on that he decided to obtain a certificate of collegial study in microbrewing production, which again took him across the globe- this time to South Africa for an internship at Drifter Brewing Company.

Jérome Laflamme

Originally from the Quebec city region, Jey is passionate about hospitality and customer service.

A long-time fixture at La Distillerie bar in Montreal,  he was trained by the best in the industry, including Alex Lefebvre and Marie-Ève Bourassa, and has many mixology competitions under his belt.

For him, a cocktail is not just the ingredients in the glass, but the complete experience, whether you’re in front of or behind the bar!

Marie-Ève Bourassa

Marie-Eve Bourassa writes for various publications and has a column on cocktails on CBC television.

Her book Elixir (VLB publisher, 2014) was a finalist of the Marcel Couture Prize. For Adieu, Mignonne, the first volume of Red Light, she received the 2017 Arthur Ellis Award for the best Canadian detective story in French, and the 2016 Jacques-Mayer Prize of the Saint-Pacôme detective novels society.

Alexandre Lefebvre

Rarely can someone say with a smile: “Alcohol has changed my life! “
Alexander can.

Trained in dramatic writing at the National Theater School, Alexandre discovered that an exciting world awaited him when he started to work at the Distillerie bar.

A first love at first sight, Whiskey, followed by several others, gave him a knack for distillation.

Of spirits, he likes everything: taste, subtleties, history, people …

Etienne Bernard

Having been on the Montreal mixology scene for eight years now, Etienne went from bartender to entrepreneur while holding various positions in between.

He offers bar services specialized in the cocktail creation, is an ambassador for Domaine Lafrance, collaborates regularly at Radio-Canada Télé and acts as a spokesperson for Boire.

Etienne loves to explain mixology and present great products to curious people in an accessible way. In addition, he likes simple cocktails and recipes made with quality ingredients.

MADE WITH LOVE Team

These are the passionate people behind the mixology competition MADE WITH LOVE (Canada and Spain) as well as the new event platform TRIBUTE. It is this same team that also initiated the project of the MADE WITH LOVE Bar School.

Pierre-Olivier

Founder and Director of MADE WITH LOVE

Florence

National Event Planner

Isabelle

National Event coordinator

Martin L. Perron

Ambassador – Quebec city

Justin Presseau Gagnon

Ambassador – Montreal

Chris Thibodeau

Chris Thibodeau

Ambassador – Halifax

Cedric Foley

Ambassad0r – Calgary

Jamison Cass

Ambassador – Toronto

Marty Pineault

Ambassador – Ottawa

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