Diageo appoints new global gastronomer role

27 September, 2018

Diageo Reserve has appointed Irish chef Mark Moriarty as global gastronomer, its new food advocacy role within the business.

Moriarty will be Diageo’s global authority on food and gastronomy culture, tasked connecting the wider food occasion and the Reserve spirits portfolio, which includes brands like Johnnie Walker, Zacapa and The Singleton.

Cristina Diezhandino, global category director Scotch and managing director Reserve, said: “Last year we revealed a new global cocktailian role as our bar advocacy and drinks strategies expert; a position which has been a great success in helping us to achieve our vision of making luxury experiences available, accessible and aspirational to everyone.

“We recognise that food and drink culture is changing as more people become fascinated with flavour and how spirits can enhance the food occasion.

“Our new global gastronomer brings this movement to life and heralds the new age of the food and drink occasion, one which sees them working in unison to maximise flavour potential and create incredible taste experiences like the world has never seen before.”


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