About

ScottVictoria_Bio

 

SCOTT McCALLUM

Scott’s cocktail obsession, talent to imbibe and alchemist-like knack for creating drinkable delights has lead to a home bar that’s bursting at the seams. It’s loaded with an array of homemade bitters, colourful infused spirits and enough equipment to fill a small kitchen.

Scott has acquired over a decade of service experience — from running a busy 10 room Montreal B&B, to serving for Toronto’s most reputable event staffing company, and being a part of the food & beverage team at one of Canada’s most iconic concert venues, Massey Hall. He’s done this in tandem with his acting career, but it isn’t just a side gig, serving has become a real labour of love. After years of devouring everything he could read, drink or shake, he has advanced into an exceptionally skilled cocktail recipe developer and savvy bartender-for-hire. These skills have been utilized for events with themed cocktail menus, weddings, and an ongoing pop-up cocktail restaurant project and in collaboration with his wife Victoria Walsh for food stories printed in Food & Drink magazine.

This seriously patriotic Canuck has set foot in every province and territory in Canada (except Nunavut; next on the Canadian adventure list!) and has fallen in love with every centimetre from coast to coast. These travels have broadened his knowledge for all that Canada has to offer — from finding great spots to enjoy a drink and taste the best from craft brewers and distillers to discovering delicious forgeable and unexplored, truly Canadian ingredients. The impact of these experiences has inspired him to create and develop a collection of handcrafted cocktails that embrace Canada and its terroir.

 

VICTORIA WALSH

Victoria Walsh’s favourite place is the kitchen, where she creates, discovers and experiments with all things food. Whether she’s writing about great eats, inventing and testing new recipes, or unwinding with a glass of wine and a slice of cheese, Victoria gives her kitchen plenty of quality time – and her kitchen always gives back!

After Victoria received her certificate in Chef training from the acclaimed program at George Brown College, she honed her skills as a chef and a pastry chef in the kitchens across Toronto, including Sen5es.

Victoria earned her chops as a writer and recipe developer while working as associate food editor at Chatelaine and compiling, editing and developing the Chatelaine Modern Classics cookbook. She is food editor for Grapevine and previously food editor for Today’s Parent. She writes for a variety of Canadian publications including, Food & Drink, Toronto Life, Glow, winefox.ca, Besthealthmag.ca, Yahoo.ca and Foodnetwork.ca. She has food styled for Lucy Waverman at the Globe & Mail and Steven and Chris. She’s also appeared on Breakfast Television, CityLine, as a judge on Chef Worthy and created, developed, styled and starred in an extensive series of cooking videos called ‘Cooking Class’ for Chatelaine.com.

These days she’s focused on bringing all of her skills — styling and onset photography prep, recipe development and food writing and overall concept creativity — to develop and oversee projects from seed to fruition and offer the full package to clients. She’s also been channeling these creative energies and skills for a unique cocktail project that includes an ongoing cocktail pop-restaurant, an “in the works” online destination and an ever-growing collection of Canadian drinks with delicious dishes to match.