When global food and beverage suppliers, distributors and operators seek an educator with an expertise in spirit and cocktail development, wine menu creation and sustainability and strategy, they regularly turn to Danny Ronen. His passion and specialization in product development, operations and environmentally conscious practices has made him a sought-after advocate for forward-thinking movement in the food and beverage industry.
In November 2000, Ronen launched DC Spirits, a premier food, wine and spirits educational organization. He is a frequent speaker and has hosted engaging seminars at VIBE, Natural Food Expo, Tales of the Cocktail, South Beach Food & Wine, SF Cocktail Week and Green America, on topics such as sustainability in wine and spirits, combining craft and profitability and fair trade practices.
Ronen conducts recipe and product development, event planning, staff education, brand-building and runs activations for such companies as Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Diageo, Moët Hennessy, Pernod Ricard, Campari, Heaven Hill, Brown-Forman and Fair Trade USA. Ronen is also on the founding board of the United States Bartenders’ Guild National Charity Foundation, a group of hospitality peers dedicated to promoting community service, non-profit advocacy and charitable giving, as well as the Director of Education of Liquid Kitchen and the Global VP of Development at Unlimited Liabilities.
Dänny's writing and recipes can be found in featured media such as the New York Times, Vanity Fair, San Francisco Chronicle, Imbibe, Clear Channel’s Green Radio, Sunset and Tasting Panel. He also runs trainings, classes, tastings and presentations on such diverse topics as denomination of origin, production and global impact within spirit categories and has sat on judging panels for the LA Wine & Spirits Competition and WSWA. Ronen can be found experimenting and creating new flavors or curating exciting experiences near you. Please keep him away from butane torches, hand blenders and caffeine.