It was during my time working as a bartender at a hotel in Tokyo that I began my long standing love affair and fascination with the world of hospitality and beverages. Relocating to the U.K. and qualifying as an International sake Sommelier in 2012, I took up a position at ROKA restaurant, firm favourite on the modern Japanese restaurant scene in London. Progressing to The Araki, London’s iconic Omakase Sushi restaurant, I enjoyed sharing my expertise and passion of wine and sake with both patrons and staff alike as well as curating an extensive wine and Sake list. During my time in helping establish The Araki, the restaurant received Michelin Stars. Following on from this experience, I took up a role as an advisor with SME Support Japan using my knowledge of the industry in assisting Sake breweries seeking to expand into the U.K. market. Currently I works as a sake consultant and educator and has been selected as a judge in the sake category at The International Wine Challenge in 2015, 2021 and 2022.
The Sake Salon UK
Highly recommended! Sachiko is very informative. I learned many things about sake from her lecture. After listening to her, my interest in sake increased even more. Thank you very much, Sachiko, for your useful and interesting lecture! ””