Daniel Ronen

Founder and CEO DC Spirits

Over 20 years ago, Danny Ronen founded DC Spirits, a food, wine, & spirits educational organization with a focus on small producers and sustainability. Ronen has worked around the world on food, beverage, and flavor creation, restaurant and hospitality concept consulting, innovation and development, and has opened everything from neighborhood bars to multiple internationally renown luxury properties to critical acclaim. During his six years as Director of Education for Liquid Kitchen, Ronen ran the training program for 44 Fairmont Properties across N America, creating and executing spirits, cocktails, and service training to thousands of colleagues. Combined with his experience in development and strategy in the National Account space, Ronen has been able to successfully introduce esoteric products and new concepts and flavors to a broader audience. He is privileged to connect with a wide range of people on a daily basis (both consumer and supplier) while working with his amazing team at Shaker & Spoon, the national cocktail subscription service. Ronen consults with spirits brands, creates event activations, and speaks to audiences on topics ranging from spirit denomination of origin, product ideation, hospitality, and speed of service to operational efficiency and better practices for the environment – over the years, his writing/recipes have appeared Vanity Fair, NYT, SF Chronicle, and Tasting Panel Magazine. Please keep him away from butane torches, hand blenders, and caffeine.