Veni Ventzislavova will present Bulgarian dish Yaritsa po Panaguski (Eggs done Panagurski style) while speaking about her experience immigrating to the U.S. from Bulgaria.
Born in Pernik, Bulgaria Veni represented the women’s basketball team Minor Pernik at an early age. She graduated from Sofia University with a BS in Speech Therapy. In 1997, she came to New York City and soon started working in the fashion industry on Madison Avenue with Giorgio Armani and later at Bergdorf Goodman. In 2003, Veni moved to San Francisco and opened her own business – a retail establishment called Vex. She returned to New York and graduated with a master’s degree in Sports Business from New York University. She is an adjunct faculty member at New York University and teach an undergraduate class in Licensing and Merchandising. In 2015, Veni Ventzislavova was hired as the East Coast Regional Manager for Dolce & Gabbana and currently, is the Store Director for Givenchy Madison Avenue.
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