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Christina was chosen as one of Imbibe Magazine’s 2019 Imbibe 75, selected as one of the 50 under 40 future influencers of the global drinks industry by WSET and IWSC and named one of the 100 most influential figures in the global bar industry by Drink International’s Bar World in 2020 and 2021. She has occupied every front-of-house position (and a couple in the kitchen) while pursuing certifications in wine and beer, even winning a cocktail competition here and there.

She is currently the Director of Programming for Toronto Cocktail Week, a Bar & Beverage Curator for Restaurants Canada, a national co-ordinator for Speed Rack Canada, a Spirits Educator with WSET, a consultant, and co-owner of Bar Mordecai and Venice Beach Bar in Toronto.

Over the course of the last few years, she has been able to harness her skills while raising over $100k for charities, with a strong focus on womxn (especially WOC), LGBTQ communities, and food insecurity. Christina is highly recognized as an influential leader in the beverage industry and continues to leverage her platform and valuable experiences to build out workshops and programing around rethinking hospitality – especially its management – in ways that centre intersectionality, empathy, and safety as guiding business principles.

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