Diageo Reserve, the luxury portfolio of Diageo, has announced the creation of a new food advocacy role within the business – the Global Gastronomer. The person holding the role will be tasked with forging a more meaningful connection between the wider food occasion and the Reserve spirits portfolio, which includes brands like Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Zacapa rum and Malts such as The Singleton, Cardhu and Talisker. The first of its kind in the industry, the inaugural Global Gastronomer is award-winning Irish chef and business owner, Mark Moriarty. Mark shot to prominence in 2015 when he was crowned the San Pellegrino World Young Chef of the Year after impressing judges with his classically-based, simple, yet confident, cooking style. Since then, he has earned an international reputation as a specialist in food storytelling and an expert flavourist through his innovative pop-up cookery concept, which combines the art of fine dining with theatrical entertainment.