STEVE CALABRO is a Master Mixologist whose brainchild, BARTENDING BOOTCAMP (www.bartendingbootcamp.com) has exceeded 3 million views on the Website and YouTube combined.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Steve’s creations and passion for his craft have been featured in Wine Spectator, Epicurious, The Robb Report, The Hollywood Reporter and countless media and print articles for his innovative recipes and “Anthony Bourdain-meets-Alton Brown” approach to mixology. His use of organic ingredients and his refusal to use high fructose corn syrup in his creations has made him extremely popular with media outlets and followers of his YouTube channel. Steve maintains 3 organic gardens at his home and is committed to only using fresh ingredients.
Steve has worked and competed not just in the United States, but Europe, judged contests, lectures on spirits and has been a consultant for numerous Alcohol brands. He has worked with A-list celebrities and consulted for high-end venues on their custom cocktail programs. He collaborated with celebrity chefs such as Neal Fraser, Ludovic La Febevre, Paul Shoemaker, and very closely for 2 years with Top Chef Masters champion Rick Bayless for his first Los Angeles restaurant, Red O where he designed the first $100 Margarita. In addition to Red O, Steve worked for The Hard Rock Cafe, Lavo Las Vegas, Craig’s Beverly Hills, Pink Taco, The Highlands nightclub and many other high profile, media friendly venues.
Steve is more a mad-scientist than mixologist. Obsessed with Molecular Mixology, Steve worked at Jose Andre’s Bazaar in Los Angeles and now teaches his guests how to make gels, spherifications, foams, sodas and powders at home.
BARTENDING BOOTCAMP is Steve’s passion. He wants to educate his guests in the art of mixing cocktails and call out lazy bartenders. His friendly, self-effacing approach to teaching has made him one of the most sought after consultants in Los Angeles and a YouTube phenomenon. BartendingBootcamp.com and its embedded YouTube site continue to expand Steve’s audience and reach with over 3 million views and counting. Steve is tireless in his dedication and commitment to quality, flavor and consistency of his creations. He is never satisfied with teaching just one person and wants hundreds of thousands of his followers to be better educated and take the intimidation out of the term “mixologist”.
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