Private events and training


Design your own sake tasting and treat your employees, clients or guests to a new experience.

Restaurant and bar training

Give your team a training course covering handling, storage, presentation and pairing to ensure they can store, select, serve and explain sake to consumers.



Explore new aromas and flavours and learn about a unique form of brewing 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 and legal classifications, as well as styles, storage, pairing and service with two rounds of tasting to let you discover your new favourite. The workshop usually takes three 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. The host is responsible for providing water and wine glasses where required.


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 three 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 that opens new horizons of aroma and flavour for everyone who loves food and drink.

Choose from an established 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 to organise.

I can explain sake clearly to both the general public and food and drink professionals – what it is, the different classes and styles, and how to select, store, pair and serve. In Japanese, English and French!


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