Questions & Answers

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Phone Number: 213-830-9557

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Will I receive a Diploma after the completion of my course?

Yes! Upon the successful completion of your class you will receive a diploma with an individualized certification number issued to you by the Sake Service Institute (SSI) of Japan.  For the Sake Adviser and Sake Sommelier courses you will be awarded a lapel pin in addition to your diploma.

What is the Sake Service Institute (SSI) of Japan?

The Sake Service Institute (SSI) is the largest organized body for Sake Sommelier certification in Japan. Since 1990, under the leadership and management of Mr. Keiji Migita and Mr. Haruyuki Hiyuki, SSI has developed certification programs covering Sake, Shochu, beer, wine, liquors, cheeses, cigars, and others totalling 29 different genres. The SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is honored to be the first program in the United States to be officially endorsed by SSI International.

Where in Manhattan is the pick up location for the Shuttle bus?

The pick up / drop off location for the Shuttle bus is at the Mutual Trading Kitchen in Manhattan, 711 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017

What time should I arrive for the Manhattan Shuttle bus?

The Shuttle bus departs from the MTC kitchen 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the starting time of your class. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to ensure a timely departure.

How many questions do I need to get correct in order to pass the Sake Adviser exam?

75 or more

How long after I take the class should I expect to receive my diploma?

Typically, you will receive your diploma 6 – 8 weeks after the date of your exam.

How long will my certification remain valid?

After passing the exam you will maintain your adviser/sommelier status from SSI for life!

What is the best way to prepare for my class?

We recommend that you read through the course materials at least twice prior to your class date. Our courses are conducted at an extremely accelerated pace and it is important for you to be familiar with the material if you are to be successful.

Will lunch be provided?

NO, Lunch WILL NOT be provided to you as part of the class 

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Contact Details

Office Address: 843 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Numbers: (213) 830 – 9557