Gold Winner Kim MacInnes, Finbar’s Irish Pub
Silver Winner Alissa McLean, Brooklyn Warehouse
Bronze Winner Alexa Atkins, Fid Resto
Kim MacInnes may be shy, but her friendly smile at Finbar’s Irish Pub packs a punch. “It helps to know their names and what they like to drink as well, I suppose,” she says of her customers and delivering the best service. This October will mark MacInnes’ fifth year working at the pub. The 31-year-old applied for the job when she moved by herself from small-town Antigonish to big-city Halifax and was worried about feeling alone. “I thought I might as well make some money while I meet some people, and I never looked back since,” she says. MacInnes has since found work at a commercial insurance company, but still maintains a part-time job at Finbar’s: the atmosphere, owners and patrons were too great to give up.