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What is Cocktail Roads ?

Cocktail Roads was founded by Daphnée Vary Deshaies and Roxanne Mailloux, otherwise known as Daphnee Dee and Cocktails en Folly.

 

Being both professionals of the hospitality industry, they lost their jobs due to covid-19 in March 2020. They decided to bring together their respective skills and talents in a photo-reportage that would shine the light on the Canadian Cocktail community, all the while allowing people to connect and be creative at a time when most bars & restaurants across the country were closed.

 

On July 1st 2020, they left their beloved apartment in Montreal, packed a photo studio, portable bar and camping gear in their small hatchback and embarked on a journey across Canada to interview all sorts of cocktail professionals. They travelled from coast to coast and reached the Pacific in October. They decided to set base in Vancouver for the winter and to wait until it was safe to travel again to pursue the interview process. They are still in Vancouver to this day.

 

Selection process -

If you would like to be featured, please reach out to us. There are no levels of experience required. Our selection process is based on inclusivity and community. People from all backgrounds are welcomed. If we are not in your city for the moment, we will happily consider you for our next round of interviews.

 

Covid-19 safety procedures-

Safety has been and continues to be of the outmost priority for us. We always proceed according to the official safety measures given by the provincial government of the region we are in. We respect social distancing, prioritize meeting outdoor and always wear facial masks indoor. If you have any concern regarding our safety measures, please feel free to reach out to us.

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About Daphnee Dee

Daphnée Vary Deshaies, aka Daphnee Dee, is the head of the bar program for A5 hospitality. Her latest project was to build from A to Z the bar program for Le Cathcart, a 75k square feet project in the heart of Montreal downtown. She's been working in the hospitality industry for 11 years, nominally at Le Pied de Cochon, The Diamond and Foxy (as Maître d'Hôtel).
She as well graduated with two bachelor's degrees, in 2015 and 2018, at UQAM. Daphnee's travelled the world from 18 to 21 years old, with her hammock in her bag. She was very eager to connect with all the different kind of people her path led her to meet. 

About Roxanne Mailloux

Roxanne Mailloux is a jack-of-all-trades kind of person. She has a bachelor's degree in French Literature & novel writing, web programming and photography.  In 2012, she traveled the USA for months to interview and photography sex workers and their family. She absolutely loved the process of a photo reportage and always dreamed of doing a second one. In 2019, she started Cocktails en Folly, a cocktail photography page presenting the beautiful craft of mixology.
 

The cities & towns we visited across Canada

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