Private events and training


Treat your employees, clients or guests to a new experience with a sake tasting designed by you.

Restaurant and bar training

Make sure your team can store, select, serve and explain sake to consumers with a training course covering handling, storage, presentation and pairing.



Learn about a different form of brewing and explore new aromas and flavours with an education-focused sake event led by an experienced specialist.

Private events

Whether you’re organising a private event or looking for new experiences, you can tailor your own sake workshop to focus on the area of your choice.


Introduction to Sake

A tried and tested introductory workshop that combines basic information on sake brewing, legal classifications and styles, storage and serving with two rounds of tasting to let you discover your new favourite.

Usually takes 3 hours.

Guide price: CHF 1000 for a group of up to eight people, plus transport costs and accommodation where necessary. All sake and educational or reference material provided. 


Tailored events

Create your own event focused on a particular classification, style, region, brewery, pairing or whatever you want to explore.

Guide price: CHF 1,000 for a group of up to eight people and a workshop up to four hours, plus transport costs and accommodation where necessary. All sake and educational or reference material provided. 

Private events and tastings

Sake is still relatively unknown and unexplored, making it the perfect choice for an intriguing event to entertain and open new horizons of aroma and flavour for those who love food and drink.

Choose from a tested introductory workshop with tastings for a group new to sake, or a focused exploration of style, region or pairing for a more experienced audience.

Guide price: CHF 1,000 for a group of up to eight people and workshop time of up to four hours plus travel and accommodation where necessary. Please contact me if you require something else.

I hold several internationally recognised qualifications and can easily explain sake to food and drink professionals and the general public – what it is, the different classes and styles, and how to select, store, pair and serve. In Japanese, English and French!


  • WSET Level 3 Award in Sake
  • SSI International Kikisake-shi
  • SEC Certified Sake Professional
  • JSA Sake Diploma
  • SEC Advanced Sake Professional 

Hold your own sake event

Hospitality training

Customised training to ensure bar and restaurant staff can store, select, pair and serve sake with confidence.

Please contact me to discuss your needs.

  • Training tailored to your needs
  • Reference materials provided
  • Creation of sake lists
  • Recommendations for sourcing sake in Europe
  • Advice on serving temperature, glassware, etc.
  • Pairing suggestions for your menu

Specialist sake training

Contact Taste Translation

Zurich, Switzerland (CET/CEST)

+41 793 701 408 / +41 44 5866 609