Jillian Vose began her boozy career when she was 17 at the Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Arizona. For the next five years, she worked her way from food runner to bartender and then manager, developing a strong work ethic along the way. She continued her experience at Elements and Jade Bar before moving to New York City.
In 2010 shortly after relocating to New York, Vose attended the 5-Day B.A.R. program to immerse herself in the local scene. The program led to a management position at Brooklyn’s Clover Club, which provided further insight into the city’s diverse bar culture. Early in 2011 Vose departed Clover Club for a bartending opportunity at Maxwell Britten’s Maison Premiere, a Brooklyn mixology powerhouse. During her time there, she also began working part time at Death & Company in Manhattan’s East Village.
In 2012, Vose became head bartender at Death & Company, leading one of the foremost mixology programs in town and adding 40-plus new cocktails to the already extensive menu. Vose draws on her varied experiences tocraft technically precise and balanced drinks, and she’s proven that she has the gravity, dedication, and skill to back up a formidable industry reputation. In 2013, Vosewas named 2013 StarChefs.com Rising Star Mixologist.