Philippe C Grandbois
Entrepreneur and Consultant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A French Canadian raised in rural Ontario, Philippe started on his journey of Entrepreneurship and service early, at age 13.
What started as a tandem paper route, turned into a grass cutting circuit and then a successful child labour job, selling books in bulk to all his family and there unsuspecting party friends.
Philippe C. Grandbois or "Phil" is now a passionate hospitality and service professional.
While attending the University of Waterloo, Phil found his niche in service and hospitality.
Phil worked his way from bartending assistant/pot washer to General Manager/Sommelier and Owner.
A career that has now spanned 14 years, 4 continents and more than 50 venues. Phil takes a true global outlook on the "industry". Honed throughout Europe, UAE, India, Australasia and North America, Phil found what was important. Incredible hospitality delivered by the happiest people.
As a Manager and Sommelier, Phil has mixed his career with Luxury Hotels and independent restaurants.
As stagiaire at the worlds cocktail haunts, Phil also found a passion for mixing spirits. 1 part historian, 1 part storyteller and 1 part service professional all stirred together. You can find his adventures in drinks over at justcocktails.org where he is the editor.
Philippe is certified by the International Sommeliers Guild (ISG), as well as, a Certified Spirits Specialist.
After returning to Canada, Phil started consulting with Barmetrix. He then invested in Restaurants and Spirits Sales Agencies in Western Canada.
Philippe now lives in Vancouver, BC and is a full time hospitality professional.
When not engaged in the spirits and wine industries or buried in reading. You can find Phil spending time writing, eating and spending time with his better half and friends.