Born and raised in Bulgaria, Ivo’s love affair with bartending started in 2004 with a six month bartending program in the city of Sofia.
Soon after graduating, he started his first bartending job there. Over the next 3 years Ivo bartended in some of the finest clubs in the city and was often invited train and perform at local events.
In 2007, Ivo decided to move to Santa Barbara California to attend college. While there, he discovered that flair bartending was more than just a hobby. His attraction to the technique has turned his passion into his life’s work. He competed for 10 year and has won major flair bartending competitions in California, Arizona, Washington, and more.
While working in the bar industry for the last 14 years he has built a solid foundation of knowledge in mixology, hospitality and bar development. His professional goal when bartending is to bring the best out of all aspect of bartending.
In 2014, Ivo opened Flair Project - a bartending agency specializing in cocktail catering and bar consulting. In the present day, Ivo manages the catering company, bartends private events and blogs about cocktails and bartending.
All recipes, photos and videos were created and shot by Ivo and Feedfeed's own, Becky!