Fairmont Pacific Rim
Grant Sceney oversees the cocktail program for the Fairmont Pacific Rim and can be found shakin’ cocktails behind the bar at The Lobby Lounge.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Sceney began bartending at the age of 18 while studying at the Box Hill Institute of Tafe, where he received his Advanced Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism. After graduating, he went on to bartend at an exclusive five-star property located on the Great Barrier Reef, where his passion for mixology flourished.
In 2009, Sceney made his way to Whistler, British Columbia, where he worked during the 2010 Winter Games before relocating to Vancouver, where he now calls home.
These days, he oversees all aspects of the hotel’s cocktail program and is certified as a ‘Specialist of Spirits’.
The consummate innovator, he’s best known for blending a classic style with an avant-garde approach to bartending.
Most recently, Grant was named the 2014 World-Class Canadian Bartender of the Year. He then went on to represent Canada in the Diageo World Class Finals in the United Kingdom, against 46 of the world’s best bartenders. He shook, stirred and muddled his way through a series of grueling challenges and was ranked amongst the top six bartenders in the world, accomplishing an impressive overall 4th place finish.