ABOUT INTERNATIONAL KIKISAKE-SHI
The aim of SSI INT’L is to train and certify professionals over the supply and sales of sake in order for consumers around the world to properly enjoy sake.
“International Kikisake-shi” are professionals who can properly advise, supply, and sell sake to customers around the world. They are essential as advisors for sake consumers that continue to increase.
What an “International Kikisake-shi” can do
An International Kikisake-shi can properly and accurately advise, supply, and sell sake to consumers around the world using a language other than Japanese.
The requirements and characteristics of “International Kikisake-shi“
Insightfulness: The skill to see through consumer’s needs.
Love for hospitality: Hospitality towards customers.
Knowledge of the product’s characteristics: Thorough knowledge of sake as well as other food and beverages.
Understanding the true meaning of eating and drinking: The knowledge of the effects food and beverages have on the body.
Expertise in sake: International Kikisake-shi should have more knowledge than consumers regarding sake.
Skills and techniques: Sake tasting skills and service techniques.
Ability to make proposals: The ability to make plans and proposals for consumers using a language other than Japanese with the above qualities.
Active “International Kikisake-shi”
There are currently 1468 (March, 2017) certified International Kikisake-shi around the world.
Main occupations for International Kikisake-shi
・ Service jobs or cooks at restaurants around the world.
・ Sales person at liquor stores or alcohol area of large stores around the world.
・ Service jobs or cooks at restaurants in Japan where many foreign customers visit.
・ Sales person at liquor stores or alcohol area of large stores in Japan where many foreign customers visit.
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