Certified Sake Adviser | HYBRID COURSE | Los Angeles, CA | June 27-28, 2022: English



Take your sake education to the next level and get certified as a Sake Adviser. Our course is open to hospitality industry professionals as well as serious sake enthusiasts. Students are introduced to sake through lecture, hands-on tastings, and small group discussion opportunities. Learn the history of sake, key ingredients, sake tasting techniques, and how sake is classified. During this 2 day course, you’ll taste and examine over a dozen sake as an introduction to different sake varieties.

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We are now offering a HYBRID Sake Adviser Course. Students may choose to take the course in person or online.

What is a Hybrid Class?

Our hybrid courses allow for the student to chose to take the course in person OR online. Those taking the hybrid course will all receive live instruction from your educator(s) at the same time. There is a minimum requirement of 5 students attend IN-PERSON. If the minimum is not met, the course will become an online-only class and the in person course will not take place. If you have any questions about our hybrid courses, please contact us at info@sakeschoolofamerica.com

Sake Adviser

Prepare yourself for a career in the restaurant, beverage, or food industry with our Certified Sake Adviser course. This course provides the fundamental background knowledge on sake production, history, and types. Students will gain the ability to speak about basic varieties of sake, including popular brands, with confidence.

Note: Students that have obtained Certified Sake Adviser are eligible to enroll in our advanced sake certification course, Certified Sake Sommelier.

Course Date and Time

June 27-28, 2022

  • Hybrid Lecture: 9:00am – 1:00pm PT | 12:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

  • Online Exam: 1:00pm-2:00pm PT |  4:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Please adjust accordingly for your own time zone.

Course Location

In Person

Sake School of America – 843 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013


via Zoom (link will be provided prior to course)

Along with the online sake lecture and instructions, students will experience 15 sake samples guided by the instructor to illustrate the variety of key sake styles.

If you are nearby Los Angeles, you can pick up your sake samples in person at:
Sake School of America
843 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
If you are outside of the Metropolitan Los Angeles area, the sake tasting can be shipped to you.

After your registration is completed, be sure to be in contact with Sake School of America administration to arrange your sake sample delivery.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Important Notice

  • You must be age 21 or over to take this course and exam.
  • Registration will close when the course reaches capacity or the enrollment deadline (June. 10, 2022) has passed. Please be advised, late registration may incur additional charges for textbook rush order shipment fees.
  • Online students will receive ZOOM information after registration.
  • HYBRID classes will need a minimum of 5 students to attend IN-PERSON. If the minimum is not met, the course will become an online only class.


Tuesday, July 05, 2022

  • Online Exam: 1:00pm-2:00pm PT | 4:00pm – 5:00pm ET

The 1-hour written exam is comprised of 100 multiple choice questions covering the textbook and lecture content. Blind tasting exam is not included at the Sake Adviser level.

Note: The examination requires a minimum mark of 75% to pass.

Main Concepts

    • The history of sake in Japan
    • Sake ingredients and brewing processes
    • Sake terminology and reading sake production labels
    • The principles behind the storage, selection, and service of sake
    • Overview of sake tasting and analysis

Study Support

  • All students will receive a review guide for course preparation support. We encourage students to contact us in advance of the course if they have questions about their course materials.

Instructor: Eda Vuong

JSA Sake Diploma, Japan Sommelier Association
Certified WSET L1 and L3 Award in Sake Educator, Wine & Spirit Education Trust
International Kikisake-shi, Sake Service Institute International
Sake Adviser, Sake School of America, Sake Service Institute
Certified Sake Professional, Sake Education Council
Shochu Adviser, Sake School of America, Sake Service Institute
Author of Sake Splash
Sake Specialist, Mutual Trading Company

Eda is a Californian born and raised (with a few detours here and there). She spent 10+ years in the food, restaurant, and service industry in the San Francisco and San Mateo areas, working mainly with Japanese business owners. Having found a deep love and respect for both Japanese food and culture, it was only natural that Japanese alcoholic beverages were the next step. After moving to Southern California to attend university, Eda graduated with a focus in Business and Marketing, landing her a position at Los Angeles Mutual Trading Company and Sake School of America. She believes that there is always a story behind everything and translating that story into an experience that can resonate with everyone is incredibly important, especially in sake! “I want the story I am telling to become a part of my audience’s lives and in turn, their own story. The best storytellers know that the magic is in the details and first-hand experience. Trust is key when you’re going to take someone on an adventure!” Catch Eda as a host to many of our Sake School events.

Additional information

Online or In Person

Online, In Person