Sake & Soul Food: Pairing Sake with Anything but Sushi! with Sara Guterbock | October 22, 2020

Date | Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Time | 5:00 pm PT  | 8:00 pm ET
Location Free Zoom Registration 

Please join us for a LIVE, virtual seminar presented by Japan America Society North Carolina, Consulate-General of Japan in Georgia and Sake School of America. Sake School of America instructor Sara Guterbock will introduce exciting food and sake pairings.

Sake pairs perfectly with sushi and seafood but you already knew that! So Sara will guide you through non-traditional pairings of Southern Soul Food inspired dishes. Sara will be joined by the Executive Chef at the Consulate-General of Japan in Georgia. He will be doing cooking demonstration of our Japanese style Soul Food favorites

We’ve partnered with so you can order this special set of sake to follow along in the tasting. Order here! Be sure to place your orders by Monday, 10/13 to ensure you receive the sake in time for the seminar!

  • Kamotsuru Gold Tokusei Daiginjo 180ml
  • Amabuki Strawberry Junmai Ginjo CUP
  • Amabuki Marigold Junmai Yamahai CUP
  • Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Nama Genshu Yellow CAN 200ml

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About Our Hosts

Takayuki “Taka” Minagawa
Personal Chef to the Consul General of Japan in Atlanta

A native of Asakusa, Tokyo, Taka Minagawa is a professional chef with 20+ years of experience in Washoku (Japanese cuisine). Early in his career, he honed his cooking skills at various Japanese restaurants throughout Japan including a Michelin star establishment in Kyoto. In September 2012, he joined the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), a program aimed at providing technical assistance in developing countries, as a Washoku instructor at a trade school in Zimbabwe for three years. Embracing his passion for travel, in 2016 Mr. Minagawa was selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to be the Personal Chef to the Consul General of Japan in Boston. Following this post of more than three years, Chef Minagawa came to Atlanta in November 2019 to begin his current position as the Personal Chef to Consul General Kazuyuki Takeuchi.

Sara Guterbock
CBS, ISS, ASP, CS, CWE, DipWSET, JSA Sake Diploma,
WSET Level 3 Sake Educator, International Kikisake-shi

Sake School of America educator & seminar presenter, Sara E. Guterbock, has nearly 30 years of Food & Beverage experience, with over 18 years in alcohol beverage sales, more than half of which has been dedicated to product education & Sake portfolio management.

Sara spent a year living in Japan as a high school student and grew up in a family that placed great emphasis on learning and experiencing the Japanese language and culture.  Becoming proficient in Sake has brought together Sara’s passion for the beverage industry with her life-long love of Japan, its people, traditions, and cuisine.

Sara devotes a tremendous amount of energy introducing people to the complexities and beauties of Sake and its unmatched ability to pair with food.  She has developed a growing portfolio of 135 sakes, the largest in North Carolina, which she helps to distribute, market, and educate about throughout the state and beyond.