Patrice Wilson-McHugh achieved her accreditation in Mastery of Mixology in 2009, and today, she still remains the first and only Master of Molecular Mixology in Jamaica.
Always aiming for the top in her endeavours, she is an achiever, a leader, and strategic thinker who aims for perfection at all levels.
These values, along with her academic achievements, have shaped who she is today. "While growing up, I was motivated by a myriad of factors to excel. One of the main factors was my socio-economic background in a number of Kingston and St. Catherine inner-city communities. I wanted more than that reality and it motivated me to actualise my goals," Wilson-McHugh said.
She learnt self-reliance, to stay focused amid hardships, and to be persistent in breaking down the social barriers that existed. What excited her the most was achieving the things people doubted she could do.
"That lesson and motivation has always remained with me, and it was hard work, determination, humility, encouragement from friends and family, persistence and faith in God that fostered my successful career.
In 2005, she created Bars To Go Party Services Limited, with Gourmet To Go following in May 2006. She added B2G Premium in April 2009. To date, the roster of companies under her leadership has grown to include After Party Cleaning Services, Bars To Go Supplies, and Bars To Go Placement Services.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur had never crossed her mind. After high school, she enrolled in business college where she pursued certification in accounting. Stints at McDonald's and Kingston Hub followed.
"I am keeping an open mind regarding new ideas from my team, and I am always seeking to increase my knowledge because I am aware that I do not know everything," said Wilson-McHugh .
She is a member of the United States Bartending Guild and the National Restaurant Association, a former Vice President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica, and fellowship director for the Rotary Club of New Trafalgar Heights.