Who | Raven Dales
Where | Victoria, Canada
Current Bar | Wind Cries Mary & Bartholomew’s
Past Bar(s) | Veneto at the Hotel Rialto, Nubo Kitchen & Bar, Pagliacci’s
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal or Rum
Favourite Juice | Lime or Guava
Favourite Classic Cocktail | (Mezcal) Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | Hospitality for all involved in a shift.
Favourite After Work Drink | Daiquiri
Favourite at Home Drink | Raicilla and Ting
Favourite bar in the world | Bar Raval (Toronto)
Best known for | Hardworking and great energy
Favourite “at work” memory | During the initial COVID Lockdown, all of us bartenders from Veneto did a FaceTime call and even though we weren’t physically all there it felt amazing to know that we were part of the same team and that we are part of an incredible community.
What do you collect? Knowledge and interesting wares for my bar at home
Favourite thing about your city? The tight community in the hospitality industry
What was the last photo that you took? A screenshot of an IWD post by @bcwinememes talking about the pour representation of women in the wine industry.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Australia
Any claims to fame? Previously Shawn Soole’s right hand at Pagliacci’s, claimed Second place to Brian Newham in the Nimble Complete Bartender Competition 2019, Participated in Speed Rack Vancouver B.C. 2019 and loved it! Provincial Competitor in Made With Love 2020, Western Regional Competitor for World Class 2021
Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Heck yes!
Find them: Instagram
Media: EAT MAGAZINE – The Complete Bartender Competition 2019
LEMON HART – WHISPER OF THE HART