Fine Art Bartending School

Bartender Instructors


Meet Grant πŸ‘‹

Grant began his bartending journey in Alberta, earning a Diploma in Bartender Training from N.A.I.T. before moving to Vancouver. With extensive experience at the Westin Bayshore and various nightclubs, he excels in both high-volume and flair bartending. His skills shine on sunny days when an Aperol Spritz is a patio favourite. Outside of bartending, Grant loves traveling through Europe and gardening, holding a Master Gardener Certificate from VanDusen Botanical Garden.


Meet Paul πŸ‘‹

Paul moved to the United States at fourteen and has spent his adult life working as a traveling bartender across various cities, including Florida, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and the Grand Canyon. He trained under three-time James Beard-nominated beverage director Julian Cox, studying mixology for two years. Paul has managed several successful beverage programs across the US, working in craft cocktails, fine dining, banquets, weddings, dive bars, and hotels. Now back in Canada, he’s excited to share his knowledge with aspiring bartenders in Vancouver.


Meet Tieg πŸ‘‹

Tieg, born and raised in Vancouver, began his hospitality career in the kitchen nearly 20 years ago. Seeking a new challenge and better pay, he transitioned to bartending through our course at Fine Art Bartending. He started bartending at Monk McQueens, a former Vancouver landmark, and has since worked at various bars and restaurants across the lower mainland. Outside of teaching, Tieg enjoys writing, hiking, exercising, and exploring the city. He also loves traveling, having lived in Japan to study Japanese and in Los Angeles to earn a journalism degree.

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