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Joshua Kalinan, Sake Course, Sake Service Institute -

At Inter Rice Asia, we make sure all of our employees are properly and rigorously trained in all matters sake. In this post, we have our account manager, Charlie, speak about his recent experience taking the SSI Sake Course.

"Every beverage professional aspires to better him or herself and in my case, my path starts with the International Kikisake-shi, certified by the Sake Service Institute (SSI)."

The SSI is the leading organised body on Sake Sommelier certification, having done so since its founding in 1990. It aims to expand the reach of Japanese sake and food culture to the international audience, growing the appreciation and understanding through educational campaigns.

My instructor was Joshua Kalinan, Sake Sommelier of the Year in 2018, as well as Top 10 participants in MasterChef Singapore.

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