I started bartending 18 years ago in Bogota, Colombia while studying advertising and marketing at college. I fell in love with bartending and developed a strong passion for mixology. I taught myself the art of mixology, flair and customer service. After developing a strong foundation of mixology, I started to incorporate the sales and marketing knowledge learned at college. I always offer the finest products, deliver excellent customer service, and create a full drinking experience for my clientele At 24 I started entering mixology competitions in South America which helped me increase my skills and develop new techniques.
During this time I was also able to learn from other bartenders as well as ambassadors from many different liqueurs brands. After becoming more successful in Mixology, I began to travel to various competitions sponsored by brands such as Finlandia, Ketel one, Johnnie Walker, Bols and others. I also worked for Finlandia in El Salvador as an ambassador, organizing conferences and training bartenders at the Finlandia Vodka school. In 2013 I entered the Finlandia Vodka Cup XV, World Bartenders Championships and placed first in all Americas continent and 12th in the World. I ‘m a bar consultant. I teach seminars and speak at trade conferences for hotels, clubs, restaurants, liquor brands and bars. I design cocktail menus and develop new recipes, and for the last 3 years I’ve been a top instructor at Elite Bartending School.
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