Meet The Squad
About the duck
Why the Duck? The story starts in the mid-60's when the Montreal police were about to lose control of the city to corruption and street gangs. A small special unit the Rubber Duck Squad managed to reclaim the control of the streets with creative and innovative concepts. Taking a page from their playbook, our small bartending unit is ready to take the nightlife by storm. The Rubber Duck Squad would like to welcome you to the Coldroom.
Daniel Boulianne - (General Manager)
After making a name for himself behind one of Montreal's OG cocktail bars (la Distillerie), Dan now brings his knowledge and knowhow to the heart of the Coldroom. Good times, good cocktails, and good people.
Canadian Champion - Bols Geniever (?)
National Finalist - Bombay Most Imaginative (2017).
Pierre-hugues Marois - (Head Bartender)
The still underrated "Pistol Pete" Pierre-Hughes displays an amazing cocktail sense and a just as strong vision of customer service. Always smiling and positive, His personal touch can be appreciated behind the beautifully crafted cocktail menus that he oversees.
Regional Finalist - Grey Goose Pourmaster (2015)
Regional Winner - Lot40 (2017)
Hailing from Ottawa, Aidan is the little brother of the bunch. Far from being overshadowed by the rest of the family, his knowledge is uncanny for his age: ask him for a cocktail creation and let your taste buds guide you into an abyss of flavour.
Regional Winner - Beefeater mixldn (2017)
Regional Winner - Havana Club Grand Prix (2017)
Hailing from a small Quebec town called Victoriaville, Sabrina has been part of the service industry for 11 years. Working her way from the dish pit to the top shelf, she's proven herself a force to be reckoned with in the Montreal cocktail scene. Very involved in the community, she's always trying to raise the bar for herself and those around her.
Regional Winner - Barrelman Jameson (2016)
Canadian Winner - Bacardi Legacy (2018)
Nicolae Arman (Bartender)
Details coming soon
Regional Winner - Hennessy (2017)
Regional Winner - Mondial de Cidre (2017)
Damon Nickel (Apprentice)
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Damon arrived in the bar industry in 2013. Serving drinks with ease and exceeding expectations, he naturally found his way to the Coldroom, where he became an apprentice in August 2017, showing us ever since how everything starts with hospitality.
Kevin Demers (Owner)
With over fifteen years of experience, Kevin Demers is no stranger to the hospitality industry. From his early days at Thursday's to bars on the Plateau and hotels & supper clubs in the Old Port, he has seen it all. In recent years, Kevin has proven himself in competitions by being able to push the limits of his creativity and impress judges with his knowledge, skills, and charisma.
In 2016, Kevin opened the Coldroom bar in Montreal's Old Port. The establishment quickly became a goto destination for tourists, celebrities and locals alike.
Regional Winner - Bombay Most Imaginative Bartender (2014)
Canadian Winner - Bombay Most Imaginative Bartender (2015)
National Finalist - Bombay Most Imaginative Bartender (2017)
Sam Kirk (Bartender)
Hailing from way down under, international bartending sensation Sam cut his teeth in the dives and nefarious drinking houses of East London. His time involved moonlighting as a bathtub gin distiller and part time chemist. Returning triumphantly home to Sydney, Sam felt that a spell of on the books bartending was in order. He then learnt the most important lessons in bartending how to make a pun for every cocktail name and how to make 15 espresso martinis in one go. No man to rest on his laurels, Sam decided he wanted the world, and adventure, and to see what it's like to make a cocktail at 30 degrees. Montreal is now his home. You can find him in the depths of the Coldroom, churning out all sorts of wild libations that will make you exclaim "FOH!".
Details coming soon