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Christina is a Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Nominated Educator (Spirits), a Prud’homme Beer Specialist and holds WSET Spirits Level 3 and WSET Wine Level 3. She is Co-Owner of Bar Mordecai and the Founder/Owner of STAVE – her school offering beverage certifications, hospitality training and customized tasting experiences for industry and consumer alike.

In addition to her bar and school, Christina is currently a Bar & Beverage Curator for Restaurants Canada Show, a former Director of Programming for Toronto Cocktail Week, and a national coordinator for Speed Rack Canada. She is an avid fundraiser and organizer in the hospitality community, fundraising over $100k over the years for various organizations and charities, as well as a creator of numerous seminars and curriculum.

Christina has taken the industry by storm and has been recognized and celebrated across multiple organizations.

  • Foodism Magazine’s Foodism 40 as Champion of DEI
  • Canada’s 100 Best Bartender of the Year 2023
  • Roku Industry Icon 2022 by World’s 50 Best Bars
  • Drink International’s Bar World 100 for three consecutive years, rising from #44 to #32.
  • Imbibe Magazine’s 2019 Imbibe 75 one of Future 50 influential figures under 40 as chosen by WSET and International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).


"Questioning what has been accepted as the normal is key in making permanent and positive changes." - Christina Veira