• Bogdan Panchenko and Ivan Kukarskih – Founders (shot by Glen Ballis)


    With a shared international background and a true ambition to excel in the food and beverage sphere, Ivan and Bogdan struck up a synergetic partnership from day one. In 2013, Ivan founded BB Burgers, which has quickly become one of the most successful burger restaurant chains in Russia. Meanwhile, Bogdan was having his own success becoming a key supplier to the nation’s capital, providing fresh vegetables and fruit from all over Russia.
  • Dmitry Volkov - Territorial Manager


    He began his career in the restaurant industry in 2010 as an assistant waiter at the «Coffeemania» restaurant chain where he worked for 8 years, having gained vast experience in staff training and management. For 2 years now he has been working in the Lucky Group team as a manager, took part in the opening of “Eva” project. The key thing in work is a team where everyone shares the same life values, loves their job, loves people, and enjoys what they do.
  • Artemiy Khmelev - Head Manager


    Artemy's acquaintance with the restaurant industry began in the early childhood, when his parents worked in the industry. During his studies at the university in Novosibirsk in 2020, he got a job as a waiter in a cafe. Then, by working in projects in Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Moscow, he worked his way up to manager position. In December of 2020, he started working at the All Day restaurant as a senior manager, where a year later he became the head manager.
  • Ilya Lepeskin – Chef


    Ilya begun his career at the age of 18 in Perm. Four years later he joined the kitchen team of the WRF Tekhnikum project, and 2.5 years later became the sous chef of the Sakhalin and Guidon restaurants. Since April 2022, Ilya has been the chef of the All Day project.
  • Maxim Gorelik – Chef Bartender


    Has been in the industry for 10 years. He started his career in Krasnoyarsk (2011-2012), then worked in bars in St. Petersburg (2013) with the future founders of the Imbibe bar. In 2014 he moved to Moscow and worked at one of the first Speak Easy in Russia - Jack Rose, then joined the team of Bruce Lee Bar (former Belka Bar), where six months later he became a bar manager at the age of 22. In 2016, he had experience in bar consulting, and at the beginning of 2017 he joined the team of opening the Cevicheria restaurant. In mid-2017, he received an offer to open a new project Margarita Bistro as a bar manager. A year later, he opened Lucky Izakaya Bar, afterwards - Eva and Loro, thereafter he became the chief bartender of the new restaurant group Lucky Group.

    Since 2017 he is also part of the Bacardi - Martini family. Since September 2017, he was the trade ambassador of Bacardi - Martini in Moscow. Since January 1, 2022, he has been the Patron tequila brand ambassador in Russia and Eastern Europe.

    Included in the Top 10 Russian bar managers according to Barproof 2017-2018 and the Top 3 Russian bar managers according to Barproof 2019-2021.

    Now he is a speaker at various restaurant and bar venues in Russia, such as the Roman Toroschin Training Center, Gastreet Show, Moscow Food Academy.

    The ideologist of the educational bar community at Lucky Group - Lucky Bar Skills.

  • Dmitry Kipelkin – Chef sommelier


    Has been working as a sommelier since 2007. Took several courses in Germany and Burgundy (Ecole de Bourgogne). Dmitry worked as a chief sommelier at the Selfie restaurant of the WRF holding. Essential part of his work is the preparation of wine lists for all segments, as well as navigation through them. He loves wine at all stages - from a vine to a glass in a hand. Appreciates the opportunity to touch the art of talented winemakers.
  • Alexey Sablin - Bar Manager


    His career began in Togliatti in 2010. After studying at the bartending association of Russia, he worked in the central bar of the city. After which he went to Moscow, where he appeared at the World Fashion Week as a bartender. He collaborated with the project "Happiness on the roof", actively engaging in field events. He then got a job at Mendeleev Bar. He also created cocktail menus at the Ritz Carlton and Pullman hotel establishments in Sochi. He organized long-distance and international guest bartending, which increased interest in the level of hospitality and the sense of taste of guests in different cities and countries.
  • Elizaveta Yakovets – PR-director


    Graduated from the Higher School of Economics. Since 20 years old has been engaged in marketing in the restaurant field. Having gained experience in a large advertising company, she opened her own agency and in 2018 moved to Lucky Group during their first Margarita Bistro project. Her value is working with mind and heart.