Certified Sake Adviser
Introductory Sake Course for Professionals and Sake Enthusiasts
Cost: $475.00 incl. sake & Study Materials
Date: Saturday April 20th
Instructor: Toshio Ueno
History of Sake
Reading Sake Labels
Sake Tasting Session
Executive Instructor: Toshio Ueno
Master Sake Sommelier
Master Sake Sommelier, SSI
Advanced Sake Professional, SEC
Advanced Certificate, WSET
Sake Sommelier & Shochu Adviser, SSI
Beer Adviser, FBO Co., Japan
Nanbu Toji Guild, accredited specialist
Born in Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan where his family has grown wine grapes for generations, Toshio Ueno grew up helping the business from a young age. After college studies in America, he joined a pastry and wine company, where he oversaw the personal wine collection of the company’s president. With his unique knowledge and expertise in both Eastern and Western foods and alcoholic beverages, he aims to further promote Japanese food and beverages to international audiences.
SSI ENDORSES SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA
Tokyo, Japan – On November 11, 2011 Sake Service Institute, or SSI as it’s widely known, and Sake School of America directors met in Tokyo to formalize an official alliance to expand Sake education reaching audiences beyond Japan. SSI is the largest organized body for sake sommelier certification in Japan. Sake School of America is the first in the US officially endorsed by SSI International opening opportunities for English based regions to utilize SSI’s expertise in the field.
Since 1990, under leadership and management by Mr. Keiji Migita and Mr. Haruyuki Hiyoki, SSI has developed certification programs covering Sake, Shochu, beer, wine, Chinese liquors, Western liquors, liquors for cultural festivities, cheeses, cigars and others totaling 29 different genres. To date, they have issued over 35,000 certifications, and with international expansion of Sake around the world, SSI International currently has school affiliations in South Korea and the US.
Sake School of America is the largest sake education and certification school in the US providing courses in both English and in Japanese languages. In a year, over 160 students have earned their Sake Adviser certifications. Founded by Noritoshi Kanai, Chairman of Mutual Trading Co., Inc. in 2010, Sake School of America is an education and training institution to promote Japan’s unique liquor cultures around the world, and is part of a larger vision aiming to ensure communication of true Japanese food culture to the next generation of chefs worldwide.