Global VP of Projects & Principal Partner
Danny Ronen has a great nose, using it to sniff out what’s new and exciting in the world of international wine, spirits, food, & travel. In 2001, Ronen formed DC Spirits, a food, wine, & spirits educational organization with a focus on small producers and sustainability – he is continuously grateful to the people and experiences which lead him down this delightful and irreverent path.
As Director of Education for global agency Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen, Ronen has been constantly involved in an array of delicious creativity, including food and beverage creation, restaurant/hospitality concept consulting, innovation and development. Under Ronen’s tutelage, properties such as the Fairmont and Raffles Hotels, nationally and internationally, have honed their beverage programs to include workplace efficiencies, from better designed bars to recycling, composting and energy use, all of which produce both speed of service, cost savings and better practices for the environment.
Ronen’s travels produce words and photos which connect chefs, bartenders, importers, producers, and distributors with one another, sparking innovation, inspiration and an increase in long-term quality and sustainable practices. Writing/recipes can be found in Vanity Fair, SF Chronicle, The NY Times, Tasting Panel Magazine. He runs trainings, classes & presentations for hundreds of people on such diverse topics as denomination of origin, production and global impact within spirit categories and works on a bevy of product development and brand strategy across the globe. Ronen can be found experimenting and creating new flavors in your neighborhood. Please keep him away from butane torches, hand blenders, and caffeine.