Ivar de Lange is the newest member of the Lucas Bols team. As the Lucas Bols Master Bartender he is in charge of the cocktail program, the Bols Bartending Academy and always looking for the newest trends and innovations in the bartending world.
Educated as a medical psychologist, Ivar has been bartending throughout his university years and switched from science to bartending after a short career as researcher and therapist. In 2008 he opened his own bar, Demain in Nijmegen, which he has sold in 2016. Throughout his career Ivar has won many awards and accolades for his bartending work. He has joined the Lucas Bols team in may 2016.
Opening my own bar in 2008 and being able to work in my own bar for eight years, has been one of the highlights. Being able to train and educate my bar team, and seeing them grow and having fun was one of the biggest rewards. I love being part of the fantastic industry we call bartending! Being able to travel the world and meet passionate bartenders everywhere and making friends with the same attitude and interests in life is amazing. One of my personal highlights was being awarded with the ‘Golden Bow Tie Award’. The Dutch award for best bartender chosen by my colleagues from the bartender and spirits industry. It meant a lot for me that my colleagues and friends appreciate what I do!
my favorite quote
Let it be!