Darren Loscalzo

Vice President of Innovation

Darren Loscalzo, Vice President of Innovation for Monin Gourmet Flavorings, is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of professional food and beverage experience. His extensive experience at the national level includes National Account Sales, Multi-Unit Chain Marketing, Culinary and Beverage Operations, Training, and Research & Development. Darren not only brings decades’ worth of industry knowledge and passion to Monin, but his wealth of expertise with both recipe and menu development aides greatly in the forward momentum of our innovation department.

Favorite Monin Flavor:

Brown Butter

Favorite cocktail:

Brown Butter Old Fashioned

Favorite Non-Alcoholic beverage:

Spiced Brown Sugar Non-alcoholic Mule

Flavors to Watch:

Blends, flavors that are unique to the Middle East, India and Asia blended with familiar flavors such basil, Thyme and Rosemary.

Trend predictions:

Trends are changing very rapidly, due to social media. The next trend might have started and ended before anyone tries it. I do think nostalgic flavors are coming back, but in a more visible approach and in different applications.