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.
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.
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-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.
Rarely can someone say with a smile: “Alcohol has changed my life! “
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 …
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.
Managing Director and Bar Chef of Enfants Terribles, his expert knowledge of mixology has earned him many prizes.
He has participated in several competitions, including MADE WITH LOVE, Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge, Bombay MIB, Cherry Heering Classic, where he was often recognized at an international level.
His many travels around the world allowed him to learn many bar and distillation techniques, which he uses to give a modern twist to classic cocktails, which he loves to do, or pair with excellent food!
Passionate about his work, Max believes that showmanship is one of the most important aspects of the industry, which allows him to “sell dreams” to his clients.
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.
Founder and Director of MADE WITH LOVE
National Event Planner
Ambassador – Quebec city
Ambassador – Montreal
Ambassadors – Halifax
Ambassad0r – Calgary
Ambassador – Toronto
Ambassador – Ottawa