Rising Star Bartender Jillian Vose of The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog - Biography

New York, NY

April 2013

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 on her trajectory at Elements and Jade Bar before moving to New York City.

In 2010, Vose attended the five-day B.A.R. program to immerse herself in the local scene, which led to a management position at Brooklyn’s Clover Club. 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. In 2013, Vose was named 2013 StarChefs.com Rising Star Bartender, and she now serves as head bartender at the internationally lauded cocktail temple The Dead Rabbit.