WhiskyFest San Francisco Speaker Jon Trainer
West Coast Brand Ambassador
Jon Trainer joins Glenmorangie and Ardbeg as the Brand Ambassador for the Western Region of the United States. Based in Southern California, Trainer will work to highlight the broad range of Single Malt Scotch Whisky offerings for both brands in key regions including California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska.
With over eleven years in the Food and Beverage Industry, Jon brings extensive knowledge of whisky from around the world. With a passion and knowledge of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, he has built corporate whisky programs, maintained key staff trainings and increased overall sales for some of the most premier restaurant brands in the United States. Most recently, Trainer spearheaded the development and implementation of corporate whiskey trainings for Mastro’s Restaurants, LLC. Since the program’s creation, sales have increased dramatically over the last four years. In addition he has served as Wine Director of Mastro’s Ocean Club in Newport Beach, California.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jon graduated from the California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Political Science. He is a devoted tennis player and enjoys time with family. An avid entertainer, he believes the “perfect night ends with a cigar in one hand and a glass of Single Malt Whisky in the other.” He currently resides in Southern California with his wife Tamara.