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2018 Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Where: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101 When: September 22, 2018 (Sat.) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm alcohol sampling ends at 3pm Seminar Schedule 2017 Expo Photo Gallery Parking Information What is Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo? Mutual Trading Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo is the…
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Live Shochu Cocktail Demonstration: Mark Ferguson

Live Shochu Cocktail Demonstration by Mark Ferguson Owner, Midnight Monkey Lounge Booth A-13 @ 13:00 & 14:00 Mark Ferguson, A former graduate of the “Royal Bartending School”, when it was located in Ontario, California. Always having admiration for the Craft of mixing cocktails, this is where Mark’s journey began. A few years after graduating, Mark purchased…
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2018 Expo Medama Catalog

Click here to view 2018 Medama Catalog Japanese Ceramic-Ware Blow Out Sale 50% OFF Factory Direct Prices Quality Chef's Tools, Made in Japan 1,200+ Professionals Tools of the Trade and Restaurant Supplies One-Day Expo Sale, Up to 25% OFF Tsukiji Masamoto Special: 30% OFF Customized Engraving by Hocho Master Hirano  (with purchase) Expo-Exclusives Chef's Knives:…
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2018 Seminar Guest Speaker: Misao Hirano

Hocho Service Center Presents: Knife Sharpening Lecture & Demonstration Presented by Misao Hirano President, Tsukiji Masamoto Seminar Stage @ 13:00PM Tsukiji Masamoto is one of Japan’s premier knife makers. Founded in 1845, the company began producing cutlery in workshops located outside Tokyo. Today, the 7th-generation owner, Misao Hirano, runs his venerable business from within the city’s…
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2018 Seminar Guest Speaker: Antony Moss MW

Jizake and Food Pairing with Miyazaki Beef and Bluefin Tuna by Antony Moss MW Director of Strategic Planning, Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Seminar Stage @ 12:00 PM Antony is the Director of Strategic Planning for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), where he has worked since 2004. His current role covers long-term business…
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2018 Seminar Guest Speaker: Katsuya Uechi

Whole Bluefin Tuna Carving Demonstration Presented by Katsuya Uechi CEO/Owner,  Katsu-ya Group Inc. Seminar Stage @ 11:00 AM As one of only a small select group of Master sushi chefs in Los Angeles, Chef Katsuya Uechi brings culinary artistry and restaurant operations to the world. Katsuya Uechi was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan. He is…
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2018 Seminar Guest Speaker: Nobuo Fukuda

Introducing the Most Underrated Wagyu Cuts and Its Best Usage Presented by Nobuo Fukuda James Beard Award Winner, Chef & Owner, Teeter House Seminar Stage @ 11:00 AM Nobuo has lived and worked in Phoenix as a chef for 30 years. He has gone from working the teppanyaki tables at Benihana in the early 80’s to…
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2017 Expo Report: New Products & New Trends

The 2017 Mutual Trading Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo in New York and in Los Angeles, brought together 126 record-breaking number of suppliers, as business owners, buyers, and chefs gathered with heightened anticipation in search for new products and new trends. On center stage were many demonstrations and seminars prepared by experts in their respective…
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2017 Expo Report: Alcoholic Beverage

Every year, the Liquor Pavilion at Mutual Trading’s Japanese Food & Restaurant EXPO attracts a growing number of guests. And this year was no exception, with more brewery participants exhibiting new products, which in turn, drove in restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs, and trade professionals. And here, as with every year, the overwhelming buzz heard across…
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